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The Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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1.  The qualifications required of a person if he is to be regarded as technically competent for the purposes of Article 3(3)(b) of the 1997 Order to manage a facility of a description listed in Table 1 are that that person must hold one of the certificates awarded by WAMITAB, the codes of which are specified in relation to that description of facility in that Table; and the certificates to which the codes refer are set out in Table 2.

Table 1

NumberType of FacilityCertificate Code
1Landfill site for hazardous wasteA, D, or G
2Landfill site for hazardous waste – single waste streamA, D, G or H
3Landfill site for non-hazardous wasteA, B, D, E, G or I
4Landfill site for non-hazardous waste – single waste streamA, B, D, E, G, H, I or J
5Landfill site for inert waste with a total capacity of greater than 50,000 cubic metresA, B, C, D, E, F, G, I or K
6Landfill site for inert waste with a total capacity of greater than 50,000 cubic metres – single waste streamA, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K or L
7Closed landfill site for hazardous wasteA, D, G or M
8Closed landfill site for hazardous waste – single waste streamA, D, G, H or M
9Closed landfill site for non-hazardous wasteA, B, D, E, G, I or M
10Closed landfill site for non-hazardous waste – single waste streamA, B, D, E, G, H, I, J or M
11Closed landfill site for inert waste with a total capacity of greater than 50,000 cubic metresA, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, K or M
12Closed landfill site for inert waste with a total capacity of greater than 50,000 cubic metres – single waste streamA, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L or M
13Treatment plant where hazardous waste is subjected to a chemical or physical processN, P or S
14Treatment plant where hazardous clinical waste is subjected to a physical or chemical processN, P, S or Ss
15Treatment plant where hazardous waste is subjected to a chemical or physical process for the treatment of contaminated landN, P, S or T
16Treatment plant where non-hazardous waste is subjected to a chemical or physical processN, P, Q, S or U
17Treatment plant where non-hazardous waste is subjected to a composting processN, P, Q, S, U or W
18Treatment plant where non-hazardous waste is subjected to a chemical or physical process for the treatment of contaminated landN, P, Q, S, T, U or V
19Treatment plant where non-hazardous clinical waste is subjected to a chemical or physical processN, P, S, Ss or X
20Treatment plant where inert waste is subjected to a chemical or physical processN, O, P, Q, R, S, U or Y
21Transfer station for hazardous waste where the capacity of the facility is greater than 5 cubic metresZ, DD or II
22Transfer station for hazardous clinical waste where the capacity of the facility is greater than 5 cubic metresZ, DD, II or JJ
23Transfer station for non-hazardous waste where the capacity of the facility is greater than 5 cubic metresZ, DD, EE, II or KK
24Transfer station for non-hazardous clinical waste where the capacity of the facility is greater than 5 cubic metresZ, DD, II, JJ or LL
25Transfer station for inert waste where the capacity is greater than 50 cubic metresZ, AA, DD, EE, FF, II, KK or MM
26Civic amenity site where the amount of waste accepted is 5000 tonnes per annum or lessZ, BB, DD, EE, GG, II, KK or NN
27Civic amenity site where the amount of waste accepted is greater than 5000 tonnes per annumZ, DD, EE, II or KK
28Site where waste is burned in an incinerator designed to incinerate waste at a rate of more than 50 kilograms per hour but less than 1 tonne per hourCC, HH or OO

Notes to Table 1:

The following certificates ceased to be awarded on 9th October 1997: A, B, C, N, O, Z, AA, BB and CC.

The following certificates ceased to be awarded on 31st March 2003: D, E, F, P, Q, R, DD, EE, FF, GG and HH.

Table 2

CodeRelevant Certificate of Technical Competence
AManaging Landfill Operations: Special Waste (Level IV)
BManaging Landfill Operations: Biodegradable Waste (Level IV)
CLandfill Operations: Inert Waste (Level III)
DManaging Landfill Operations: Special Waste (Level 4)
EManaging Landfill Operations: Biodegradable Waste (Level 4)
FLandfill Operations: Inert Waste (Level 3)
GLevel 4 in Waste Management Operations – Managing Landfill Hazardous Waste
HLevel 4 in Waste Management Operations – Managing Landfill Hazardous Waste (Single Waste Stream)
ILevel 4 in Waste Management Operations – Managing Landfill Non-Hazardous Waste
JLevel 4 in Waste Management Operations – Managing Landfill Non-Hazardous Waste (Single Waste Stream)
KLevel 3 in Waste Management Operations – Inert Waste (landfill)
LLevel 3 in Waste Management Operations – Inert Waste (Single Waste Stream)
MLevel 3 in Waste Management Operations – Closed Landfill
NManaging Treatment Operations: Special Waste (Level IV)
OTreatment Operations: Inert Waste (Level III)
PManaging Treatment Operations: Clinical or Special Waste (Level 4)
QManaging Treatment Operations: Biodegradable Waste (Level 4)
RTreatment Operations: Inert Waste (Level 3)
SLevel 4 in Waste Management Operations – Managing Treatment Hazardous Waste
SsLevel 4 in Waste Management Operations – Managing Treatment Hazardous Waste (Clinical)
TLevel 4 in Waste Management Operations – Managing Treatment Hazardous Waste (Remediation of Contaminated Land)
ULevel 4 in Waste Management Operations – Managing Treatment Non-Hazardous Waste
VLevel 4 in Waste Management Operations – Managing Treatment Non-Hazardous Waste (Remediation of Contaminated Land)
WLevel 4 in Waste Management Operations – Managing Treatment Non-Hazardous Waste (Composting)
XLevel 4 in Waste Management Operations – Managing Treatment Non-Hazardous Waste (Clinical)
YLevel 3 in Waste Management Operations – Inert Waste (Treatment)
ZManaging Transfer Operations: Special Waste (Level IV)
AATransfer Operations: Inert Waste (Level III)
BBCivic Amenity Site Operations (Level III)
CCManaging Incineration Operations: Special Waste (Level IV)
DDManaging Transfer Operations: Clinical or Special Waste (Level 4)
EEManaging Transfer Operations: Biodegradable Waste (Level 4)
FFTransfer Operations: Inert Waste (Level 3)
GGCivic Amenity Site Operations (Level 3)
HHManaging Incinerator Operations: Special Waste (Level 4)
IILevel 4 in Waste Management Operations: Managing Transfer Hazardous Waste
JJLevel 4 in Waste Management Operations: Managing Transfer Hazardous Waste (Clinical)
KKLevel 4 in Waste Management Operations: Managing Transfer Non-Hazardous Waste
LLLevel 4 in Waste Management Operations: Managing Transfer Non-Hazardous Waste (Clinical)
MMLevel 3 in Waste Management Operations: Inert Waste (Transfer)
NNLevel 3 in Waste Management Operations: Civic Amenity Site
OOLevel 4 in Waste Management Operations: Managing Incineration

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