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The Hazardous Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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Provisions as to furnishing of consignment notes

33.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2), (3) and (6), a copy of a consignment note required by regulation 23 or 27 to be furnished to the Department must be furnished not more than one month and not less than 72 hours before the removal of the consignment.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (6), a copy of a consignment note required to be furnished by regulation 27(2)(a)(ii) shall be furnished not less than 72 hours before the removal of the first consignment to which the consignment note relates.

(3) The copy of the consignment note mentioned in paragraphs (1) and (2) may be furnished to the Department within 72 hours before the removal where—

(a)the consignment is to be delivered to other specified premises pursuant to a proposal under regulation 31(6)(c);

(b)the consignment can not lawfully remain where it is for 72 hours.

(4) The requirements of paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be treated as satisfied if—

(a)a facsimile of the copy is furnished to the Department by telephonic, electronic or other similar means of transmission in compliance with the time limits set out in those paragraphs, and

(b)the copy is furnished to the Department before or, in accordance with paragraph (5), forthwith upon removal of the consignment.

(5) A copy of a consignment note or a written explanation of reasons for refusing to accept delivery of any hazardous waste is furnished to the Department in accordance with this paragraph if it, and any document required to be furnished with it, is—

(a)delivered to the Department, or

(b)posted to the Department by pre-paid first class post,

(c)within one day of the receipt, removal or refusal to accept delivery of the hazardous waste in question, as the case may be.

(6) In reckoning any period of hours for the purposes of these Regulations, the hours of any—

(a)Saturday or Sunday;

(b)Good Friday or Christmas Day;

(c)day which is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(1); or

(d)other public holiday,

shall be disregarded.

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