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IBA - Is it Hazardous or Not?

How does the plant operator check whether the IBA is hazardous or non-hazardous?

Operators are responsible for classifying correctly the IBA that they produce and IBA can be classified as either hazardous or non-hazardous depending on its properties.

To encourage a consistent approach to classifying IBA, in 2010 ESA developed an IBA Sampling and Testing Protocol which sets out in detail how plants should sample and analyse IBA.  Although following the Protocol is voluntary, ESA has discussed the Protocol extensively with the Environment Agency to ensure that it reflects good practice.

Through these discussions, the Agency has also supported the use of the Protocol.