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Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003

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4Allocation of landfill allowances
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(1)Each allocating authority must—

(a)for each scheme year that is a target year, and

(b)for each other scheme year for which an amount is specified under section 2 for its area,

make among waste disposal authorities in its area an allocation of allowances authorising the sending in that year of amounts of biodegradable municipal waste to landfills.

(2)In performing the duty under subsection (1), an allocating authority must ensure that the total amount of biodegradable municipal waste authorised to be sent to landfills by the allowances it allocates for a year does not exceed the amount for the year specified under section 1 or 2 for its area.

(3)An allocation under subsection (1) must be made before the beginning of the year to which it relates.

(4)As soon as an authority has made an allocation under subsection (1), it must publish a statement—

(a)detailing, in relation to each waste disposal authority in its area, what allowances have been allocated to it, and

(b)explaining the basis of the allocation.

(5)Nothing in this section shall be taken as requiring any allowances to be allocated to any particular waste disposal authority.

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