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The Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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PART IIINFORMATION REQUIRED FOR THE REGISTRATION OF AN EXEMPTION

Paragraph number of exempt activity in Part IPlans and documents required
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In relation to the requirement of regulation 18 that the notification to the Department contains information on the place where the activity is carried on (including any requirement relating to the submission to the Department of a plan for such a place and a grid reference for that place), the following shall be submitted –

(a)

the location, name and address and six figure Ordnance Survey Irish grid reference of the place where any waste is to be stored under paragraph 8(2) of Part I;

(b)

the quantity of waste to be stored at any one time;

(c)

the storage arrangements for the waste, including details of the construction and capacity of all tanks and their bunds; and

information on the use to which the waste is to be put, including the type of vehicle, locomotive or vessel in which the engine referred to in paragraph 8(1) of Part I is located.

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(1) The notice shall include the following particulars –

(a)a description of the waste to be used, its physical form and the process from which it arose;

(b)a description of where and how the waste will be stored pending its use;

(c)a description of the land which is to be treated with the waste, including the farm survey number, client reference number and field number (if there is one) and area, the area available for treatment, the soil, crops grown or to be grown in the soil and all wastes used to treat the land in the previous six months;

(d)the method and intended date of treatment, the quantities of waste to be used and the rate of application;

(e)details of the benefit to agriculture or ecological improvement to be expected from the treatment, including any analysis of the waste or the soil, and management plans;

(f)the location of any waterway within 15 metres of the land on which the waste is to be spread.

(2) The notice shall be accompanied by the following documents –

(a)an analysis of the wastes to be used and the soil which is to be treated with them;

(b)an assessment of the risk of pollution caused by the use;

(c)a certificate describing how the treatment will result in benefit to agriculture or ecological improvement,

which shall be prepared by or be based upon advice from a person with appropriate technical or professional expertise.

(3) Wastes shall be analysed in relation to the following parameters –

(a)percentage dry solids content;

(b)pH;

(c)conductivity (mS);

(d)total content of major nutrients and readily plant available ammonium-nitrogen with the results to be expressed on a fresh weight basis;

(e)biochemical oxygen demand; and

(f)in relation to the types of waste that are listed in the first column of Table 12 in Part III of this Schedule, the parameters ticked in the remaining columns of the Table.

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The notice shall include the following particulars –

(a)

the names, addresses and telephone numbers, and, if applicable, the fax numbers and e-mail addresses of the establishment or undertaking that is to store or spread the sludge and of the establishment or undertaking supplying the sludge;

(b)

the quantity of sludge to be stored or spread and its origin;

(c)

information on how the sludge has been treated and where it has been treated;

(d)

the location in which the sludge is to be stored or spread, including a description of any container or lagoon to be used;

(e)

the locations of any buildings, public rights of way, abstraction points or surface waters above Ordnance Datum which are situated within 400 metres of the boundaries of that place;

(f)

where sludge is to be spread, the notice shall be accompanied by a certificate describing how the activity will result in benefit to agriculture or ecological improvement, which shall be prepared by or based on advice from a person with appropriate technical or professional expertise.

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(1) The notice shall include the following particulars –

(a)where less than 2,500 cubic metres of waste are to be spread in any one year, a description of the spreading, the type and quantity of waste to be spread and the location of the spreading;

(b)where 2,500 or more cubic metres of waste are to be spread –

(i)the total quantity of waste to be spread;

(ii)the type of waste to be spread, identified by reference to the descriptions in the second column of Table 4;

(iii)the name, address and telephone number of all the relevant landowners and the location of their land where the waste is to be spread or stored;

(iv)a plan of the spreading with cross-sections showing the proposed final levels of the land affected by the spreading;

(v)the intended start and completion date of the spreading and any related storage.

(2) Where any of the wastes listed in Part II of Table 4 is to be spread, the notice shall be accompanied by a certificate describing how the activity will result in benefit to agriculture or ecological improvement, which shall be prepared by or based on advice from a person with appropriate technical or professional expertise.

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Where the total amount of compost at the site exceeds or will exceed 10 tonnes at any one time, the plan accompanying the notice referred to in regulation 18 shall show –

(a)

the locations of any buildings, public rights of way, abstraction points or surface waters above Ordnance Datum which are situated within 250 metres of the boundaries of that place;

(b)

the quantities and types of waste to be composted, and the expected duration of the composting;

(c)

where containment is to be provided by composting in a vessel, in a sealed building or other similar arrangement to provide a contained and controlled composting environment, the method of containment.

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The notice shall include the following particulars –

(a)

where less than 2,500 cubic metres of waste are to be stored or used, a description of the use, the type and quantity of waste to be stored or used and the location of the spreading;

(b)

where 2,500 or more cubic metres of waste are to be stored or used –

(i)

the total quantity of waste to be stored or used;

(ii)

the type of waste to be stored or used, identified by reference to the descriptions in Table 8;

(iii)

the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and if applicable, the fax numbers and e-mail addresses of all owners of the land where the waste is to be stored or used;

(iv)

a plan containing at least one cross-section showing the proposed final levels of the land affected by the use of the waste;

(v)

the intended start and completion date of the storage or use.

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(a)The notice shall include the location of any such secure containers as are mentioned in paragraph 45(2)(e) of Part I of Schedule 2

(b)The records required by regulation 19(3) and paragraph 14 of Part I of Schedule 3 shall be kept in such a form as to show, for each month, the total quantity of each kind of waste recovered during that month at that place, and details of the total quantity of each kind of waste recovered at that place during the preceding 12 months.

(c)These records shall be sent annually to the Department with the notification required by regulation 17 and the fee referred to in regulation 18.

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