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The Special Waste Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Special Waste Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), these Regulations shall come into force on 1st July 2004.

(3) This regulation and regulation 3(3) shall come into force on 1st April 2004.

(4) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

Amendment of the Special Waste Regulations 1996

2.—(1) The Special Waste Regulations 1996(1) are amended in accordance with the following paragraphs of this regulation.

(2) In regulation 1(4) (interpretation)–

(a)the definition of “household waste” is omitted;

(b)the following definitions are inserted in the appropriate places–

“European Waste Catalogue” means the list of wastes pursuant to Article 1(a) of the Waste Directive and Article 1(4) of the Hazardous Waste Directive set out in Commission Decision 2000/532/EC(2).

“holder” means the producer of waste or the person who is in possession of it;

“producer” means any person whose activities produce waste (“original producer”) and/or any person who carries out pre-processing, mixing or other operations resulting in a change in the nature or composition of this waste;

“the Waste Directive” means Council Directive 75/442/EEC on waste(3);

“waste” means anything that–

(i)

is waste for the purposes of the Waste Directive(4); and

(ii)

is not excluded from the scope of that Directive by Article 2 of that Directive;

(c)

after regulation 1(4), insert–

(5) Other words and expressions used in these Regulations and which are used in the Waste Directive or the Hazardous Waste Directive have the same meaning as in the Waste Directive or the Hazardous Waste Directive, as the case may be..

(3) For regulation 2, substitute–

Meaning of special waste

2.  “Special waste” means any waste which is hazardous waste as defined by Article 1(4) of the Hazardous Waste Directive(5)..

(4) After regulation 2, insert–

Application of Regulations

2A.  Except as provided in regulation 2B (domestic asbestos waste), these Regulations do not apply to special waste which is domestic waste(6)..

(5) After regulation 2A, insert–

Domestic Asbestos Waste

2B.(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) to (3), these Regulations apply to special waste which is domestic asbestos waste, except in so far as they would, apart from this paragraph, impose obligations on a person to whom paragraph (2) applies.

(2) This paragraph applies to a person who is both the original producer of the domestic waste and who is either–

(a)a person who resides at the domestic premises at which the asbestos waste arises; or

(b)a person who is acting on behalf of such a person without reward.

(3) In the application of these Regulations to asbestos waste–

(a)not being domestic waste; and

(b)produced in the course of any of the activities of construction, modification, repair and maintenance (including structural works) or demolition of domestic premises or any part thereof,

these Regulations operate in relation to a domestic occupier who has engaged any person, other than a person mentioned in paragraph (2)(b), for the carrying out of any such activity so as to treat that person as the producer of the asbestos waste to the exclusion of the occupier..

(6) In regulation 3 (certain radioactive waste to be special waste), omit “and paragraphs (1) and (2) of regulation 2” and substitute “regulations 2 to 2B”.

(7) After regulation 4, insert–

Packaging and labelling of special waste

4A.  In the course of its collection, transport and temporary storage, the consignor shall ensure that special waste is properly packaged and labelled in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (Classification, Packaging and Labelling) and Use of Transportable Pressure Receptacles Regulations 1996(7)..

(8) For paragraph (2)(a) of regulation 5, substitute–

(a)five copies of the consignment note shall be prepared, and, on each copy, Parts A and B shall be completed, and there shall be entered on the consignment note–

(i)the relevant code;

(ii)the six digit code assigned to the waste in the European Waste Catalogue; and

(iii)the postcode of the producer of the waste..

(9) In regulation 15, after paragraph (8), insert–

(9) It is the duty of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency to carry out inspections of the registers referred to within these Regulations at such intervals as it considers appropriate, having regard to the need to meet the requirements of Article 13 of the Waste Directive and Article 5(2) of the Hazardous Waste Directive..

(10) After regulation 15, insert–

Registers: special waste producers

15A.(1) A special waste producer shall keep a record of the quantity, nature, origin and, where appropriate, the destination, frequency of collection and mode of transport of the special waste produced by that producer.

(2) Where special waste is transported from the premises where it was produced, by a person other than the producer of that waste, the requirement on the producer to record the destination of that waste includes a requirement to record particulars sufficient to identify that other person.

(3) A special waste producer shall preserve the records kept pursuant to this Regulation whilst that producer remains the holder of that waste and for at least 3 years commencing on the date upon which that waste is transferred to another person.

(4) The information required to be kept in accordance with paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be kept in a register maintained by the special waste producer for that purpose.

(5) A special waste producer shall also enter into the register a copy of each consignment note and, where applicable, carrier’s schedule in respect of each consignment removed, together with the producer return detailing that consignment.

(6) Except where paragraph (7) applies, the register required to be maintained under paragraph (4) shall be kept at the premises at which the special waste was produced.

(7) Where a special waste producer ceases to have access to the premises referred to at paragraph (6), but the period mentioned in paragraph (3) has not expired, for the remainder of that period, that producer shall keep the register at the producer’s principal place of business and notify the Scottish Environment Protection Agency thereof forthwith.

(8) Any register kept and retained under this regulation shall be produced to, and made available for inspection by, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency on request.

(9) Insofar as is consistent with the foregoing provisions of this regulation, registers required to be kept under this regulation may be kept in any form..

(11) After regulation 17, insert–

Duty to separate mixed wastes

17A.(1) An establishment or undertaking which carries out the disposal or recovery of special waste, or which collects or transports special waste, shall, where such waste is already mixed with other waste, substances or materials, effect separation as soon as reasonably practicable where–

(a)technically and economically feasible; and

(b)necessary in order to comply with the provisions of Article 4 of the Waste Directive set out in paragraph (2).

(2) The provisions referred to in paragraph (1)(b) are to ensure that waste is recovered or disposed of without endangering human health and without using processes or methods which could harm the environment and in particular without–

(a)risk to water, air, soil, plants or animals;

(b)causing a nuisance through noise or odours;

(c)adversely affecting the countryside or places of special interest..

(12) After regulation 19, insert–

Mutual recognition of consignment notes

19A.  Where special waste is removed from premises situated outside Scotland, any consignment note that contains or purports to contain the same information as that required in the form set out in the Annex to Commission Decision 94/774 EC(8) concerning the standard consignment note referred to in Council Regulation (EEC) No. 259/93(9) on the supervision and control of shipments of waste within, into and out of the European Community, that accompanies the special waste shall be treated for the purposes of these Regulations as if it was a consignment note raised in compliance or purported compliance with the provisions of these Regulations..

(13) In Part 1 of Schedule 1 (form of consignment note), substitute the form set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

(14) The Table (Hazardous Waste List) in Part 1 of Schedule 2 is omitted.

Amendment of the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000

3.—(1) The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000(10) are amended in accordance with the following paragraphs of this regulation.

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation: general) the following definitions are inserted in the appropriate places–

“hazardous waste”, unless the context otherwise requires, means any waste which is special waste to which the Special Waste Regulations 1996 apply(11);

“the Waste Directive” means Council Directive 75/442/EEC on waste(12);

“waste” means, unless the context otherwise requires, anything that–

(i)

is waste for the purposes of the Waste Directive(13); and

(ii)

is not excluded from the scope of that Directive by Article 2 of that Directive;.

(3) In Table 1 in paragraph 2(2) of Part I (Part A: installations and mobile plant) of Schedule 3 (prescribed dates and transitional arrangements), for the entry in respect of section 5.3, substitute–

Section 5.3
Part A
Paragraphs (a) and (b)June 1st to August 31st 2005
Paragraph (c)(i)April 1st to June 30th 2006
Paragraph (c)(ii)September 1st to November 30th 2006

ALLAN WILSON

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

10th March 2004

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