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The Mines and Quarries (Tips) Regulations 1971

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Tipping Rules

10.—(1) In the case of any mine or quarry with which is associated an active classified tip, the manager of the mine or, as the case may be, the owner of the quarry shall make tipping rules with respect to tipping operations on that tip and the nature of the refuse to be deposited on that tip and such rules shall in particular specify the following matters—

(a)the manner in which tipping operations on that tip are to be carried out;

(b)the nature and extent of supervision of such tipping operations and the precautions to be taken in carrying out such tipping operations in order to avoid a dangerous occurrence in relation to the tip and in order to keep the tip secure and which of the persons employed at the mine or quarry has been appointed under regulation 5(1) to carry out that supervision and which of them are to take those precautions;

(c)the nature and frequency of inspections of the tip and of the premises on which it is situated and of the drainage of the tip that in the opinion of the person making the rules are necessary to be carried out during such tipping operations to ensure the security of the tip, additional to the inspections required by other provisions of these regulations, and which of the persons employed at the mine or quarry are to carry out those inspections;

(d)the action to be taken in respect of any defect revealed by any of those inspections.

(2) Where after the coming into operation of these regulations tipping operations are begun on premises which at that time are not the site of a tip to which Part I of the 1969 Act applies, the tipping rules shall be made upon the beginning of the operations.

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