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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2003 No. 343

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The Landfill (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003

Made

30th June 2003

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(1)

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 of the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999(1) (the “1999 Act”), and all other powers enabling them in that behalf, having in accordance with section 2(4) of the 1999 Act consulted the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, such bodies or persons appearing to them to be representative of the interests of local government, industry, agriculture and small businesses respectively, and such other bodies and persons as they consider appropriate, and having by order made by statutory instrument(2) designated Directive 99/31/EC(3) (“the Landfill Directive”) as a relevant directive for the purposes of paragraph 20(2)(c) of Schedule 1 to the 1999 Act, hereby make the following Regulations, a draft of which has in accordance with section 2(8) of the 1999 Act been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Scottish Parliament:

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) These regulations may be cited as the Landfill (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 and shall come into force on the day after the day on which they are made.

(2) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

Amendment of the Landfill (Scotland) Regulations 2003

2.  The Landfill (Scotland) Regulations 2003(4) are amended as follows.

3.  In regulation 2(1) (interpretation)–

(a)after the definition of “biodegradable waste” there is inserted–

“European Waste Catalogue” means the list of wastes pursuant to Article 1(a) of the Waste Framework Directive and Article 1(4) of Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste(5) set out in Commission Decision 2000/532/EC(6);”;

(b)

for the definition of “waste” there is substituted ““waste” has the meaning given by Article 1(a) of the Waste Framework Directive and includes substances or categories of substances listed in the European Waste Catalogue;”; and

(c)

after the definition of “waste” there is inserted ““Waste Framework Directive” means Directive 75/442/EEC on waste(7);”.

4.  In regulation 19 (offences) for paragraph (3) there is substituted–

(3) where an offence under this regulation committed–

(a)by a body corporate, is committed with the consent or connivance of, or is attributable to any neglect on the part of, a person who–

(i)is a director, manager or secretary of the body corporate; or

(ii)purports to act in any such capacity; or

(b)by a Scottish partnership, is committed with the consent or connivance of, or is attributable to any neglect on the part of, a person who–

(i)is a partner; or

(ii)purports to act in that capacity,

that person as well as the body corporate or Scottish partnership is guilty of the offence and is liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly..

5.  In Schedule 6 in paragraph 3(14)(a) for “paragraph 1(9)” there is substituted “paragraph 1(6)”.

ROSS FINNIE

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

30th June 2003

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These regulations amend the Landfill (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (the “principal Regulations”).

Regulation 3 clarifies the definition of waste in regulation 2 of the principal Regulations. For the purposes of the principal Regulations “waste” is to be defined by reference to the definition of waste in Council Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and shall include any substance or category of substance listed in the European Waste Catalogue.

Regulation 4 amends regulation 19 of the principal Regulations so as to enable the prosecution of Scottish partnerships and partners of a Scottish Partnership or persons purporting to act in that capacity for offences under the principal Regulations.

Regulation 5 corrects a numerical error.

(1)

1999 c. 24; the functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46), as read with section 5(3) of the said Act of 1999.

(3)

O.J. No. L 182, 16.7.99, p.1.

(5)

(O.J. L 377, 31.12.1991, p.20).

(6)

(O.J. L 226, 6.9.2000, p.3) as amended by Council Decisions 2001/118/EC (O.J. L 47, 16.2.2001, p.1), 2001/119/EC (O.J. L 47, 16.02.2001, p.32) and 2001/573 (O.J. L 203, 28.7.2001, p.18).

(7)

(O.J. L 194, 25.07.75 p.39) as amended by Council Directives 91/156/EEC (O.J. L 78 26.03.91 p.32) and 91/692/EEC (O.J. L 377, 31.12.91 p.48) and Commission Decision 96/350/EC (O.J. L 135 06.06.96, p.32).

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