The Problem of Odours in Environmental Authorisations

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imagen nicolasgarciacortada   This article analyses whether the current legislation on environmental authorisations of industrial activities allows the administrations to deal with the problem of odours.

   Within this regulatory framework the environmental administration of the Basque Country has developed a strategy for the management of the problem of odours.



N. Garcia-Borreguero, J. Martiarena and P. Uriarte

Servicio de Aire - Dirección de Administración Ambiental, Departamento de Medio Ambiente, Planificación Territorial y Vivienda, Gobierno Vasco (Basque Government)

Consideration of Odor Emissions in the Integrated Environmental Permits of Castile and Leon

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farms   In Castilla y León there are many activities in the livestock and agri-food sector that are susceptible to emit annoying odors. There are also other activities that are dedicated to waste management that sometimes generate annoying odors.

   Regarding livestock activities, the control is carried out by the establishment of set-back distances between the farms and the receptors taking into account the direction of the usual winds, presence or other obstacles, etc. without carrying out controls or further actions.

J. Fernández1, M. Rodríguez2 and D. León3

1 Jefe del Servicio de Prevención Ambiental y Cambio Climático de la Consejería de Fomento y Medio Ambiente de la Junta de Castilla y León
2 Técnico del Servicio de Prevención Ambiental y Cambio Climático de la Consejería de Fomento y Medio Ambiente de la Junta de Castilla y León
3 Director del Laboratorio Regional de Calidad Ambiental del Servicio de Prevención Ambiental y Cambio Climático de la Consejería de Fomento y Medio Ambiente de la Junta de Castilla y León

New Approved ASTM Standards for sensory evaluation of food and beverage

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sensory evaluation food beverages ASTM Standard   The last ASTM Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products meeting that was hold in the middle of October is over and some documents have been revised and approved for this year. The standards the sensory evaluation of Foods and Beverages and for Beverages Containing Alcohol have been approved and the new texts are already available. 

   The Committee E18 was formed in 1960 and to date it has around 240 members spread in 10 technical subcommittees that currently maintain jurisdiction over 31 standards. During the last meeting hold in New Orleans several items were discussed. Now ASTM informs that two Standards have been finally updated, the E1871 and the E1879.

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