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The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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Waste strategy

19.—(1) The Department shall as soon as possible prepare a statement (“the strategy”) containing its policies in relation to the recovery and disposal of waste in Northern Ireland.

(2) The Department may from time to time modify the strategy.

(3) ejudice to the generality of what may be included in the strategy, the strategy shall include—

(a)a statement of the Department’s policies for attaining the objectives specified in Schedule 3;

(b)provisions relating to each of the following, that is to say—

(i)the type, quantity and origin of waste to be recovered or disposed of;

(ii)general technical requirements; and

(iii)any special requirements for particular wastes.

(4) In preparing the strategy or any modification of it the Department—

(a)shall consult district councils and such other bodies or persons appearing to it to be representative of the interests of industry as it may consider appropriate, and may consult such other bodies or persons as it considers appropriate;

(b)may carry out a survey or investigation into—

(i)the kinds or quantities of waste which it appears to it is likely to be situated in Northern Ireland,

(ii)the facilities which are or appear to it likely to be available or needed in Northern Ireland for recovering or disposing of any such waste,

(iii)any other matter which the Department considers appropriate in connection with its preparation of the strategy or any modifications of it.

(5) Before carrying out a survey or investigation under paragraph (4)(b), the Department shall—


(i)such bodies or persons appearing to it to be representative of the interests of industry,

(ii)such other bodies or persons,

as it may consider appropriate; and

(b)make its findings available to those bodies or persons.

(6) This Article makes provision for the purpose of implementing Article 7 of the Waste Directive.

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