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The Management of Extractive Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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Regulation 11(1)(e)

SCHEDULE 2WASTE CHARACTERISATION

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The waste to be deposited in a waste facility shall be characterised in such a way as to guarantee the long‑term physical and chemical stability of the structure of the facility and to prevent major accidents. The waste characterisation shall include, where appropriate and in accordance with the category of the facility, the following aspects—

(a)a description of the expected physical and chemical characteristics of the waste to be deposited in the short and long term, with particular reference to its stability under surface atmospheric/meteorological conditions, taking account of the type of mineral or minerals to be extracted and the nature of any overburden and/or gangue minerals that will be displaced in the course of the extractive operations;

(b)a classification of the waste according to the relevant entry in Decision 2000/532/EC (the European Waste Catalogue)(1) with particular regard to its hazardous characteristics;

(c)a description of the chemical substances to be used during treatment of the mineral resource and their stability;

(d)a description of the method of deposition, and

(e)the waste transport system to be employed.

(1)

O.J. L 226, 6.9.2000, p.3, as amended by Commission Decisions 2001/118/EC (O.J. L 47, 16.2.2001, p.1), and 2001/119/EC (O.J. L 47, 16.2.2001, p.32) and Council Decision 2001/573/EC (O.J. L 203, 28.7.2001, p.18).

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