IPPC Bureau issues 1st Draft revised Waste Incineration BREF guidance

The first draft of the revised Waste Incineration BREF note has been released by the IPPC Bureau, here: http://eippcb.jrc.ec.europa.eu/reference/BREF/WI/WI_5_24-05-2017_web.pdf; European member states now have until 8 September 2017 to submit their comments on the draft. The current deadline for comments from both trade associations and individual operators is Wednesday 28 June.

The Environment Agency will be coordinating the response on behalf of the UK Shadow Technical Working Group in conjunction with the other UK regulators. As part of this process, industry is being consulted for its views on the draft BREF and comments are being encouraged wherever possible via the main trade associations representing the UK Waste Incineration Industry – the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the Renewable Energy Association (REA). However, is will also be possible for individual operators to submit comments where this cannot be done via a trade association.

If you have any comments on the draft BREF and are a member of the ESA or REA then you are asked to make any representations via that trade association. If you are not a member of a trade association then you can send comments on the draft directly to the Environment Agency contact below.

In both cases, the current deadline for comments from both trade associations and individual operators is Wednesday 28 June. This deadline is required to give time for the subsequent discussions with industry before the UK position is finalised (which will need to be concluded before the holiday season).  

Trade Associations will be asked to make comments under the Shadow Technical Working Group member comments function on BATIS. Otherwise, individual operators should make ideally make comments on the pdf document itself, or otherwise in a separate document with the relevant text clearly identified and referenced. In all cases, comments must include the following:

  •          What you would like to change
  •          Why you want to change it, supported by evidence
  •          Your proposed alternative

If you have any queries or wish to submit comments directly, please contact Ben Freeman at the Environment Agency ben.freeman@environment-agency.gov.uk  (tel. 0203 025 8978)

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