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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2002 No. 239

PUBLIC HEALTH

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

Made

8th July 2002

Coming into operation

2nd September 2002

The Department of the Environment, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Articles 3 and 4(1)(c) of the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Northern Ireland) Order 1998(1), for the implementation of Article 6(1) of Directive 94/62/EC(2) on packaging and packaging waste and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, after consultation in accordance with Article 3(2) of that Order, and after having regard to the matters specified in Article 3(6) as required by Article 3(5) of that Order, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 and shall come into operation on 2nd September 2002.

(2) In these Regulations, “the principal Regulations” means the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(3).

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.—(1) The principal Regulations shall be amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) In Schedule 2 (recovery and recycling obligations)—

(a)in paragraph 4 –

(i)in sub-paragraph (a) the word “and” shall be omitted,

(ii)for sub-paragraph (b) there shall be substituted—

(b)for the year 2001, 52%; and, and

(iii)after sub-paragraph (b) there shall be inserted—

(c)for the year 2002 and any subsequent year, 59%.; and

(b)in paragraph 5—

(i)in sub-paragraph (a) the word “and” shall be omitted,

(ii)for sub-paragraph (b) there shall be substituted –

(b)for the year 2001, 16%; and, and

(iii)after sub-paragraph (b) there shall be inserted –

(c)for the year 2002 and any subsequent year, 19%..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 8th July 2002.

L.S.

Dermot Nesbitt

Minister of the Environment

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 (“the principal Regulations”) impose on producers obligations to recover and recycle packaging waste, and related obligations.

These Regulations further amend the principal Regulations by increasing from the year 2002 onwards, the recovery target used to calculate recovery obligations, from 52% to 59%, and the recycling target, used to calculate recycling obligations, from 16% to 19%.

(2)

O.J. No. L365, 31.12.94, p. 10

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