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Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003

Financial Effects of the Act

55.The Act will require small additional public expenditure:

  • by the allocating authorities in putting the landfill allowance scheme in place;

  • by the monitoring authorities in monitoring the scheme;

  • by waste disposal authorities in maintaining records of their compliance with the scheme and of their trading of landfill allowances;

  • by local authorities in Wales in preparing strategies under section 29 (although most authorities already prepare such strategies) and providing information under section 30;

  • by local authorities in England in two tier areas in drawing up and revising strategies under section 32 (although many authorities already have such strategies and those whose performance is considered satisfactory will be eligible for exemption from the duty);

  • By waste disposal authorities which are required to make payments to waste collection authorities under section 31 of the Act, in respect of directions to deliver waste in a separated form.

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