The UK Environment Agency has launched a consultation to seek views on proposed revisions to the way it regulates the use of substitute fuels in cement and lime production.
The consultation document is the product of a review of the use of wastes as substitute fuels in cement and lime kilns worldwide, combined with evidence and experience in the UK. The Substitute Fuels Protocol as it is known details the principles and practices for substitute fuel use.
The Agency is inviting comments on proposed changes to the protocol, in particular to the regulation of trials demonstrating the suitability of substitute fuel use. With the changes, the Agency hopes to :
• reduce the environmental impact of kiln operations
• limit the use of waste disposal options such as landfills and contribute to sustainable waste management
• reduce regulatory barriers to waste recovery.
Comments can be sent to email@example.com at the EA by Friday, 18 June 2004.