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The Landfill (Scotland) Regulations 2003

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2.—(1) Paragraph 1 does not apply to a landfill if–

(a)a landfill permit for its operation was granted on or after 16th July 2001 and before the relevant date;

(b)it falls within Part A(b) of Section 5.2 in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the 2000 Regulations and a waste management licence for its operation was granted on or after 16th July 2001 and before the relevant date; or

(c)the prescribed date determined in accordance with Schedule 3 to the 2000 Regulations for the installation at which the landfill activity is carried out is before the relevant date and an application for a landfill permit was duly made (but not determined) before the relevant date.

(2) In any case falling with in sub-paragraph (1)(b), the waste management licence shall have effect on or after the relevant date as if it were a landfill permit.

(3) In any case falling within sub-paragraph (1) SEPA shall exercise its power to vary the relevant authorisation (or determine the outstanding application) so that the relevant requirements of these Regulations are complied with as soon as possible in relation to the landfill in question.

(4) In any case falling within sub-paragraph (1)(c), where an application for a waste management licence is also outstanding on the relevant date there shall be no obligation on SEPA to determine the application for a waste management licence.

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