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The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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PART A
(a)

Producing non-ferrous metals from ore, concentrates or secondary raw materials by metallurgical, chemical or electrolytic activities and in this paragraph “secondary raw materials” include scrap and other waste.

(b)

Melting, including making alloys, of non-ferrous metals, including recovered products, refining, foundry casting, etc. in an installation with a melting capacity exceeding–

(i)

4 tonnes per day for lead or cadmium; or

(ii)

20 tonnes per day for all other metals in aggregate.

(c)

Refining any non-ferrous metal or its alloy, other than the electrolytic refining of copper.

(d)

Producing, melting or recovering by chemical means or by the use of heat lead or any lead alloy, if–

(i)

the activity may result in the release into the air of lead; and

(ii)

in the case of lead alloy, the percentage by weight of lead in the alloy in molten form exceeds 23 per cent if the alloy contains copper and 2 per cent in other cases.

(e)

Recovering any of the elements listed below if the activity may result in their release into the atmosphere–

  • gallium;

  • indium;

  • palladium;

  • tellurium;

  • thallium.

(f)

Producing, melting or recovering (whether by chemical means or by electrolysis or by the use of heat) cadmium or mercury or any alloy containing more than 0.05 per cent by weight of either of those metals or of both of those metals in aggregate.

(g)

Mining zinc or tin bearing ores where the activity may result in the release into water of cadmium or any compound of cadmium which may result in concentrations of cadmium or any compound of cadmium in concentrations in water above background concentrations.

(h)

Manufacturing or repairing involving the manufacture or use of beryllium or selenium or an alloy containing one or both of those metals if the process may release in to the air of any of the substances mentioned in Schedule 5; but an activity does not fall into this description by reason of it involving an alloy that contains beryllium if that alloy contains less than 0.1 per cent by weight of beryllium.

(i)

Unless described elsewhere in this Section, melting, including making alloys, of non-ferrous metals, including recovered products, refining and foundry casting in an installation which has a design holding capacity exceeding 5 tonnes.

(j)

Pelletising, calcining, roasting or sintering any non-ferrous metal ore or any mixture of any suchore and other materials.

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