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The Environmental Protection (Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and other Dangerous Substances) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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PART IVINVENTORIES OF CONTAMINATED EQUIPMENT

Inventories of contaminated equipment

9.—(1) SEPA shall, on or before 30th September 2000, compile an inventory of the contaminated equipment held at every location in respect of which there is a registered holder.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), an inventory compiled in accordance with paragraph (1) shall record–

(a)the name and address of the registered holder of the contaminated equipment;

(b)the location and description of the equipment;

(c)the quantity of PCBs contained in the equipment, in each case specifying (so far as reasonably practicable) the particular substance or mixture concerned;

(d)the dates and types of treatment or replacement carried out or envisaged; and

(e)the date of declaration.

(3) An inventory need not record information of the descriptions in paragraph (2)(c) and (d) as regards any equipment in respect of which it is reasonable to assume that the content of PCBs in the fluids is between 0.05% and 0.005%, by weight.

(4) SEPA shall, on or before 30th September 2000, send to the Scottish Ministers a summary of the inventories which it has compiled in accordance with paragraph (1); and the summary shall include a statement as to–

(a)the number of registered holders in Scotland; and

(b)the number of items of equipment of which particulars are registered.

(5) SEPA shall–

(a)on or before 30th September in each year after 2000, review the inventory which it has compiled in accordance with paragraph (1) or, as the case may be, the most recent revision of that inventory; and

(b)on or before 30th September in each year after 2000 provide the Scottish Ministers with a summary which shall include the total for the time being of –

(i)the number of registered holders in Scotland; and

(ii)the number of items of equipment of which particulars are registered.

(6) Paragraph (3) shall apply in respect of a review under paragraph (5)(a) as it applies to the compilation of the inventory.

Information for inventories

10.—(1) A registered holder who (by virtue of paragraphs (2), (3) or (5) of regulation 4) intends to continue to hold contaminated equipment on or after 31st July in the year 2001 or in any subsequent year shall apply in writing (or in an electronic form acceptable to SEPA) in the relevant year, but before 31st July, for the registration to continue.

(2) In so applying, the registered holder shall, in respect of each of the items of contaminated equipment held which have been, or are to be, included in an inventory compiled in accordance with regulation 9(1), notify SEPA of the locations and descriptions and, subject to regulation 9(3), the quantities and the dates and types of treatment, referred to in regulation 9(2).

(3) SEPA shall monitor the quantities of which they are notified under paragraph (2), and shall consider what, if any, changes to the registered particulars of the holder are required as a result of the notification.

(4) For the purpose of enabling SEPA to discharge the function referred to in paragraph (3), they may by notice in writing (or in electronic form) served on the registered holder of any equipment in respect of which a quantity has been notified in accordance with paragraph (2), require that person to provide, within such reasonable period as SEPA may specify in the notice, such information as they may reasonably require.

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