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The Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016 and come into force on 30th March 2016.

(2) In these Regulations, “the 2011 Regulations” means the Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2011(1).

Amendment of the Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2011

2.—(1) Subject to regulation 3, the 2011 Regulations are amended as follows.

(2) In Table 5 in paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 (exempt activities; activities carried on with a view to recovery or reuse), omit the entry for “Waste tyres”.

(3) In Table 9 in paragraph 17 of Schedule 1 (exempt activities; secure storage of certain waste types), omit the entry for “Tyres”.

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3.—(1) Paragraph (3) applies to an establishment or undertaking (“A”) which was carrying on an activity described in paragraph (2) (“the continuing activity”) before 30th March 2016 and which continues to carry on the activity on or after that date.

(2) The continuing activity referred to in paragraph (1) is—

(a)the baling, sorting or shredding of waste tyres at any place, where that activity was an exempt activity by virtue of paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 to the 2011 Regulations immediately before 30th March 2016; or

(b)the storage of tyres in a secure place, where that activity was an exempt activity by virtue of paragraph 17 of Schedule 1 to the 2011 Regulations immediately before 30th March 2016.

(3) Where this paragraph applies, the continuing activity carried on by A continues to be an exempt activity within the meaning of the 2011 Regulations until the date set out in paragraph (4).

(4) The date referred to in paragraph (3) is—

(a)where A applies to the waste regulation authority for a waste management licence in relation to the activity before 30th September 2016—

(i)the date on which the licence applied for is granted; or

(ii)if the application is (or is deemed to be) rejected, the date on which—

(aa)the period for appealing expires without an appeal having been made; or

(bb)any appeal is withdrawn or finally determined; or

(b)in any other case, 30th September 2016.

(5) In this regulation, “exempt activity”, “waste management licence” and “waste regulation authority” have the same meanings as in regulation 2 of the 2011 Regulations.

RICHARD LOCHHEAD

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

21st January 2016

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