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The Special Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Part IIIThresholds for Certain Hazardous Properties

In the waste:

  • the total concentration of substances classified as irritant and having assigned to them any of the risk phrases R36 (“irritating to the eyes”), R37 (“irritating to the respiratory system”) or R38 (“irritating to the skin”) is equal to or greater than 20%;

  • the total concentration of substances classified as irritant and having assigned to them the risk phrase R41 (“risk of serious damage to eyes”) is equal to or greater than 10%;

  • the total concentration of substances classified as harmful is equal to or greater than 25%;

  • the total concentration of substances classified as very toxic is equal to or greater than 0.1%;

  • the total concentration of substances classified as toxic is equal to or greater than 3%;

  • the total concentration of substances classified as carcinogenic and placed by the approved classification and labelling guide in category 1 or 2 of that classification is equal to or greater than 0.1%;

  • the total concentration of substances classified as corrosive and having assigned to them the risk phase R34 (“causes burns”) is equal to or greater than 5%; and

  • the total concentration of substances classified as corrosive and having assigned to them the risk phase R35 (“causes severe burns”) is equal to or greater than 1%.

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