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The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Section 5.4Recovery activities


Recovering by distillation any oil or organic solvent.


Cleaning or regenerating carbon, charcoal or ion exchange resins by removing matter which is, or includes, any substance listed in paragraphs 12 to 14 of Part 2 of this Schedule.


Unless part of a Part A activity described in another Chapter of this Schedule, recovery activities (within the meaning of Council Directive 91/689/EEC) involving hazardous waste in excess of 10 tonnes per day and falling within the following descriptions:–


using waste principally as a fuel or other means to generate energy;


recycling/reclamation of inorganic materials other than metals and metal compounds;


regeneration of acids or bases;


recovery of components from catalysts;


oil refining or other reuses of oil;


solvent reclamation/regeneration;


recovering components used for pollution abatement.

Interpretation of Part A

Except where the activity involves distilling more than 10 tonnes per day, nothing in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Part applies to–

(i)distilling oil for the production or cleaning of vacuum pump oil; or

(ii)an activity which is ancillary and related to another activity, whether described in this Schedule or not, which involves the production or use of the substance which is recovered, cleaned or regenerated.



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