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The Sewerage Nuisance (Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2006

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6.—(1) Subject to sub paragraph (5), an OMP shall be prepared for each WWTW and this shall detail operational and control measures appropriate to management and control of odour at the WWTW and shall–

(a)include the documented complaints administration procedure prepared in accordance with paragraph 7;

(b)describe the best practicable means relevant to the particular WWTW for the implementation of the measures listed in paragraph 8; and

(c)outline procedures for training staff and documenting training records in accordance with paragraph 9.

(2) The procedures and practices included in the OMP shall be adopted and implemented at the WWTW at all times and the format of the OMP should provide sufficient detail to allow operators and staff to clearly understand the operational procedures for both normal and abnormal conditions.

(3) The OMP shall be regularly reviewed and updated as new equipment or plant is installed, existing plant is substantially upgraded and when new policies, practices or procedures are adopted and shall, in any event, be reviewed at least once in any 12 month period.

(4) The OMP may be produced in three phases as follows–

(a)a Phase I OMP, which will be generic and shall include the following information:–

(i)a summary of the WWTW location, odour sources, treatment process overview and location of sensitive receptors;

(ii)details of the WWTW management responsibilities and procedures for reporting faults, identifying maintenance needs and replenishing consumables;

(iii)a complaints reporting procedure;

(iv)arrangements for the inspection and maintenance of plant and equipment (both routine and in an emergency);

(v)spillage management procedures;

(vi)operator training provisions;

(vii)record keeping, including information about the format of, and responsibility for completion and location of, records;

(viii)emergency breakdown and incident response planning, including responsibilities and mechanisms for liaison with the relevant local authority;

(ix)the documented complaints administration procedure prepared in accordance with paragraph 7; and

(x)procedures for training staff and documenting training records in accordance with paragraph 9;

(b)a Phase II OMP which, in addition to the matters specified in sub paragraph (a), shall include generic operational and management procedures relevant to odour management for the odour control measures and the plant and equipment necessary to meet the requirements of paragraph 8; and

(c)a Phase III OMP which, in addition to the matters specified in sub paragraphs (a) and (b), shall include detailed operational and management procedures relevant to odour management specific to the odour control measures and the plant and equipment used at that particular WWTW necessary to meet the requirements of paragraph 8.

(5) No OMP shall be required for WWTW with a capacity of 500 p.e. or less.

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