44ZA - Duty to prepare integrated waste management plan
92.This section outlines the duty of the local authorities to prepare an integrated waste management plan and submit it to the Scottish Ministers for approval. It describes the role of the integrated waste management plans, and gives the Scottish Ministers the power to issue directions as to their content, including the setting of performance targets and the requirement to set out plans for co-operation with other local authorities. The Scottish Ministers are given the power to direct the timescale by which the integrated waste management plans have to be prepared and submitted and the period they will cover. Local authorities, when preparing the integrated waste management plan, will have regard to such matters as the Scottish Ministers may direct. National Waste Strategy in this context incorporates associated documents such as Area Waste Plans and National Waste Plans.