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The Special Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Part IVRules for the Interpretation of this Schedule

1.  Except in the case of a substance listed in the approved supply list, the test methods to be used for the purposes of deciding which (if any) of the properties mentioned in Part II of this Schedule are to be assigned to a substance are those described in Annex V to Council Directive 67/548/EEC(1), as amended by Commission Directive 92/69/EEC(2).

2.  Any reference in Part III of this Schedule to a substance being classified as having a hazardous property, having assigned to it a particular risk phase, or being placed within a particular category of a classification is a reference to that substance being so classified, having that risk phrase assigned to it or being placed in that category—

(i)in the case of a substance listed in the approved supply list, on the basis of Part V of that list;

(ii)in the case of any other substance, on the basis of the criteria laid down in the approved classification and labelling guide.

3.  Any reference in Part III of this Schedule to the total concentration of any substances being equal to or greater than a given percentage is a reference to the proportion by weight of those substances in any waste being equal to or, as the case may be, greater than that percentage.


O.J. No. L196, 16.8.67, p. 1


O.J. No. L383, 29.12.92, p. 1

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