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62 Special provision with respect to certain dangerous or intractable waste.E+W+S+N.I.

[F1(1)If the Secretary of State considers that controlled waste of any kind is or may be so dangerous or difficult to treat, keep or dispose of that special provision is required for dealing with it he shall make provision by regulations for the treatment, keeping or disposal of waste of that kind (“special waste”).

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, the regulations may include provision—

(a)for the giving of directions by waste regulation authorities with respect to matters connected with the treatment, keeping or disposal of special waste;

(b)for securing that special waste is not, while awaiting treatment or disposal in pursuance of the regulations, kept at any one place in quantities greater than those which are prescribed and in circumstances which differ from those which are prescribed;

(c)in connection with requirements imposed on consignors or consignees of special waste, imposing, in the event of non-compliance, requirements on any person carrying the consignment to re-deliver it as directed;

(d)for requiring the occupier of premises on which special waste is situated to give notice of that fact and other prescribed information to a prescribed authority;

(e)for the keeping of records by waste regulation authorities and by persons who import, export, produce, keep, treat or dispose of special waste or deliver it to another person for treatment or disposal, for the inspection of the records and for the furnishing by such persons to waste regulation authorities of copies of or information derived from the records;

(f)for the keeping in the register under section 64(1) below of copies of such of those records, or such information derived from those records, as may be prescribed;

(g)providing that a contravention of the regulations shall be an offence and prescribing the maximum penalty for the offence, which shall not exceed, on summary conviction, a fine at level 5 on the standard scale and, on conviction on indictment, imprisonment for a term of two years or a fine or both.

(3)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, the regulations may include provision—

[F2(a)for the supervision by waste regulation authorities—

(i)of activities authorised by virtue of the regulations or of activities by virtue of carrying on which persons are subject to provisions of the regulations, or

(ii)of persons who carry on activities authorised by virtue of the regulations or who are subject to provisions of the regulations,

and for the recovery from persons falling within sub-paragraph (ii) above of the costs incurred by waste regulation authorities in performing functions conferred upon those authorities by the regulations;]

(b)as to the recovery of expenses or other charges for the treatment, keeping or disposal or the re-delivery of special waste in pursuance of the regulations;

(c)as to appeals to the Secretary of State from decisions of waste regulation authorities under the regulations.

[F3(3A)This section is subject to section 114 of the Environment Act 1995 (delegation or reference of appeals etc).]

(4)In the application of this section to Northern Ireland “waste regulation authority” means [F4the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland].]

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E1S. 62: for extent of s. 62(2)(e) to Northern Ireland see s. 164(4)

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F2S. 62(3)(a) substituted (21.9.1995) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 80(2) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1995/1983, art. 3

F3S. 62(3A) added (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 80(3) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

F4Words in s. 62(4) substituted (17.9.1998) by S.I. 1997/2778 (N.I. 19), art. 83(1), Sch. 5 para. 4; S.R. 1998/288, art. 2

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 62(3)(c): power to delegate functions conferred (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s.114 (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1995/186, art.3

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