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  • Letter Fertiliser Regulation. For information: letter signed by a number of stakeholders underlining the importance of the EU Fertilising Products Regulation for the nutrients Circular Economy
  • STRUBIAS - EU Fertilisers Regulation criteria for phosphate salts and struvite, biochars and pyrolysis materials, and ashes
    • Report of final STRUBIAS Expert Group meeting, JRC Seville, 25-27 September 2018
    • Outcomes ESPP stakeholder meeting on STRUBIAS and EU Fertilisers Regulation (05-09-2018)
    • STRUBIAS full “Pre-Final Report and Appendix & Annexes”, circulated 13/8/18, includes report, annexes, market study and proposals for CMC requirements, labelling and conformity assessment. This is circulated for comment by the European Commission JRC. The Commission has specified that comments will be accepted ONLY via members of the STRUBIAS working group (this includes: ESPP, DPP and several ESPP members). The deadline for comments for STRUBIAS working group members is 14th September, so please transmit your comments to by 3 September latest. This report will be discussed (along with other aspects of the EU Fertilsiers Regulation) at the stakeholder meeting organised by ESPP in Brussels on 5th September. This meeting will also enable to see and hear the webinar organised by JRC to present this report, 5th September 14h-15h30. Registration: www.eventbrite.ca/e/eu-fertilisers-regulation-and-strubias-tickets-47156434164
    • Draft STRUBIAS market study (20-12-2017) - NOTE now REPLACED by “Pre-final report” of 13-08-2018
    • STRUBIAS Interim report & annexes and “nutrient recovery rules” (24-05-2017) - NOTE now REPLACED by “Pre-final report” of 13-08-2018
    • ESPP comments on the STRUBIAS draft report and proposed “nutrient recovery rules”
     
  • ESPP input to thematic consultations:
  • Nitrates Directive / recycled nutrient products from manure
    The EU Nitrates Directive specifies lower application limits for manure “even in a processed form” than for mineral fertilisers. Depending on application, this can discriminate against recycled nutrient products made from or partly from manure. ESPP is developing proposals to address this, whilst continuing to ensure environmental protection
  • Phosphorus recycling legistlation at national level in Europe:
    • Switzerland: obligation to recover phosphorus from all sewage sludge and slaughterhouse waste (adopted), see SCOPE Newsletter n° 118 (page 13)
    • Germany: obligation to recover phosphorus from larger wastewater treatment plants (in adoption process), see eNews no. 7 and no. 6 and SCOPE Newsletter n° 122
    • Austria: proposed mandatory phosphorus recovery from sewage sludge (2016, in adoption process), see ESPP news item
    • Sweden: proposed national ordinance on sustainable phosphorus recycling by EPA (2013, no follow up yet), see SCOPE Newsletter n° 123 (page 11) and n° 97 (page 2)
  • Organic Farming Regulation: proposed validation of recycled P products (struvite, calcined phosphates) - see ESPP eNews n° 4

  • REACH (EU chemicals regulation):
  • Best available techniques (BAT) BREFs (Industrial Emissions Directive):
    • BAT for waste incineration – objective: take into account the recovery of phosphorus from ashes, including inciting separative incineration of high-P streams to generate ash with P-recovery potential (mono-incineration of sewage sludge, not mixing with industrial sludge or municipal solid wastes)
    • BAT for intensive pig & poultry production – see SCOPE Newsletter n° 116, see also ESPP letter to EID Forum 30/9/2015

  • Best management practices (BEMPs): EMAS (EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme Regulation) “agriculture” – see SCOPE Newsletter n° 116

 

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