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The Waste Batteries and Accumulators (Treatment and Disposal) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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These Regulations transpose Article 8(1) tailpiece, Article 12(2), Article 14 and Annex III, Part A of Directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators and repealing Directive 91/157/EEC (“the Batteries Directive”).

These Regulations amend the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 to provide for exemptions from waste management licensing for storage of waste batteries and accumulators, and for specific licence conditions for waste batteries and accumulators, for which there are transitional arrangements.

The Regulations amend the Hazardous Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 to allow for the mixing of types of waste portable batteries and accumulators at distributors’ premises.

The Regulations amend the Landfill Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 and the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 to prevent the disposal of waste automotive and industrial batteries in landfill or incineration.

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