IBA Guidance

This ESA web page provides links to published IBA guidance and related documents.

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, ESA developed an IBA Sampling and Testing Protocol and associated guidance which set out in detail how plants should test and analyse IBA.  Although following the Protocols are voluntary, ESA has discussed them extensively with the Environment Agency to ensure that they reflect good practice.

Guidance Documents