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The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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1.  Subject to paragraph 2, in determining best available techniques, special consideration shall be given to the following matters, bearing in mind the likely costs and benefits of a measure and the principles of precaution and prevention:–

(a)the use of low-waste technology;

(b)the use of less hazardous substances;

(c)the furthering of recovery and recycling of substances generated and used in the process and of waste, where appropriate;

(d)comparable processes, facilities or methods of operation which have been tried with success on an industrial scale;

(e)technological advances and changes in scientific knowledge and understanding;

(f)the nature, effects and volume of the emissions concerned;

(g)the commissioning dates for new or existing installations or mobile plant;

(h)the length of time needed to introduce the best available technique;

(i)the consumption and nature of raw materials (including water) used in the process and the energy efficiency of the process;

(j)the need to prevent or reduce to a minimum the overall impact of the emissions on the environment and the risks to it;

(k)the need to prevent accidents and to minimise the consequences for the environment;

(l)the information published by the Commission pursuant to Article 16(2) of the Directive or by international organisations.

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