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The Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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25.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) to (4), the deposit of waste arising from dredging inland waters, or from clearing plant matter from inland waters, if either –

(a)the waste is deposited along the bank or towpath of the waters where the dredging or clearing takes place; or

(b)the waste is deposited along the bank or towpath of any inland waters so as to result in benefit to agriculture or ecological improvement.

(2) The total amount of waste deposited along the bank or towpath under sub-paragraph (1) on any day must not exceed 50 tonnes for each metre of the bank or towpath along which it is deposited.

(3) Sub-paragraph (1) does not apply to waste deposited in a container or lagoon.

(4) Sub-paragraph (1)(a) only applies to an establishment or undertaking where the waste deposited is the establishment or undertaking’s own waste.

(5) The treatment by screening or dewatering of such waste as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) –

(a)on the bank or towpath of the waters where either the dredging or clearing takes place or the waste is to be deposited, prior to its being deposited in reliance upon the exemption conferred by the foregoing provisions of this paragraph;

(b)on the bank or towpath of the waters where the dredging or clearing takes place, or at a place where the waste is to be spread, prior to its being spread in reliance upon the exemption conferred by paragraph 9(1) or (2); or

(c)in the case of waste from dredging, on the bank or towpath of the waters where the dredging takes place, or at a place where the waste is to be spread, prior to its being spread in reliance upon the exemption conferred by paragraph 11(1).

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