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The Hazardous Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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Schedule of Carriers

26.—(1) This regulation applies in all cases (whether under regulation 23, or any of regulations 27 to 31) where more than one carrier transports, or is to transport, the consignment.

(2) Before the consignment is removed—

(a)the consignor shall ensure that—

(i)a copy of the schedule of carriers in the form set out in Schedule 5 is prepared for the hazardous waste producer or holder (where different from the consignor), the consignor, every carrier and the consignee;

(ii)all copies are given to the first carrier.

(b)the first carrier shall ensure that all copies travel with the consignment.

(c)on delivery of the consignment to each subsequent carrier—

(i)the previous carrier shall give the subsequent carrier all copies of the schedule;

(ii)the subsequent carrier shall complete the relevant certificate on each copy, give one to the previous carrier who shall retain it, and ensure that all remaining copies travel with the consignment.

(d)where the consignment is delivered to a consignee, the carrier shall retain one copy of the carriers schedule and give the remaining copies to the consignee.

(e)on receipt of completion of consignment, the consignee must forward forthwith a copy of the completed schedule of carriers to the Department.

(3) Where—

(a)arrangements for the transport of the consignment have not been made with all carriers intended to be involved before transport commences; or

(b)though such arrangements have been made, there is a change in the arrangements for any reason, paragraphs (1) and (3) apply as if the carrier in possession of the consignment when further arrangements are made, in the case of paragraph (a), or take effect, in the case of paragraph (b), were the hazardous waste producer or holder and the next carrier were the first carrier.

(4) Where this regulation applies, other than in the case of a rejected consignment of hazardous waste under regulation 31, regulation 23 has effect as if—

(a)a reference to the hazardous waste being removed includes reference to its possession being transferred to the next carrier;

(b)in paragraph (2)(c) and (d), the reference to “the carrier” were a reference to “the first carrier”;

(c)for the purposes of paragraph (3)(a) the reference to “the carrier” in paragraph (3) were a reference to “every carrier”;

(d)for the purposes of paragraph (3)(b), the reference to “the carrier” in paragraph (3) were a reference to “the final carrier”;

(e)in paragraph (4)(c) and (5) the reference to “the carrier” were a reference to “the final carrier”.

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