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The Environmental Protection (Prescribed Processes and Substances) Regulations 1991

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, application and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Prescribed Provisions

  5. 4.Exceptions

  6. 5.Enforcement

  7. 6.Prescribed substances: release into the air, water or land

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      DESCRIPTIONS OF PROCESSES

      1. CHAPTER 1: THE PRODUCTION OF FUEL AND POWER AND ASSOCIATED PROCESSES

        1. Section 1.1 Gasification and associated processes

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

        2. Section 1.2 Carbonisation and associated processes

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

        3. Section 1.3 Combustion processes

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

        4. Section 1.4 Petroleum processes

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

      2. CHAPTER 2: METAL PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING

        1. Section 2.1 Iron and steel

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

        2. Section 2.2 Non-ferrous metals

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

        3. Section 2.3 Smelting processes

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

      3. CHAPTER 3: MINERAL INDUSTRIES

        1. Section 3.1 Cement and lime manufacture and associated processes

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

        2. Section 3.2 Processes involving asbestos

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

        3. Section 3.3 Other mineral fibres

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

        4. Section 3.4 Other mineral processes

          1. PART A

            Nil

          2. PART B

        5. Section 3.5 Glass manufacture and production

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

        6. Section 3.6 Ceramic production

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

      4. CHAPTER 4: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

        1. Section 4.1 Petrochemical processes

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

        2. Section 4.2 The manufacture and use of organic chemicals

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

        3. Section 4.3 Acid processes

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

        4. Section 4.4 Processes involving halogens

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

        5. Section 4.5 Inorganic chemical processes

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

        6. Section 4.6 Chemical Fertiliser Production

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

        7. Section 4.7 Pesticide production

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

        8. Section 4.8 Pharmaceutical production

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

        9. Section 4.9 The storage of chemicals in bulk

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

      5. CHAPTER 5: WASTE DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING

        1. Section 5.1 Incineration

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

        2. Section 5.2 Recovery processes

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

        3. Section 5.3 The production of fuel from waste

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

      6. CHAPTER 6: OTHER INDUSTRIES

        1. Section 6.1 Paper and pulp manufacturing processes

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

        2. Section 6.2 Di-isocyanale processes

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

        3. Section 6.3 Tar and bitumen processes

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

        4. Section 6.4 Processes involving uranium

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

            Nil

        5. Section 6.5 Coating Processes and Printing

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

        6. Section 6.6 The manufacture of dyestuffs, printing ink and coating materials

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

        7. Section 6.7 Timber processes

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

        8. Section 6.8 Processes involving rubber

          1. PART A

            Nil

          2. PART B

        9. Section 6.9 The treatment and processing of animal or vegetable matter

          1. PART A

          2. PART B

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      RULES FOR THE INTERPRETATION OF SCHEDULE 1

      1. 1.These rules apply for the interpretation of Schedule 1 subject...

      2. 2.Any description of a process includes any other process carried...

      3. 3.Where a person carries on a process which includes two...

      4. 4.Where a process falls within two or more descriptions in...

      5. 5.Notwithstanding the rules set out in paragraphs 2 and 3—...

      6. 6.The unloading of coal, lignite, coke or any other coal...

      7. 7.(1) Where by reason of the use at different times...

      8. 8.Where in the course of any prescribed process not falling...

      9. 9.References in Schedule 1 and this Schedule to related processes...

      10. 10.“Special waste” means waste which is for the time being...

      11. 11.References to a process involving the release of a substance...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      DATE FROM WHICH AUTHORISATION IS REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 6 OF THE ACT

      1. PART I

        1. 1.This Part of this Schedule applies in the case of...

        2. 2.The prescribed date in the case of a Part A...

        3. 3.(1) In the case of an existing process, the prescribed...

        4. 4.Application for authorisation to carry on an existing process shall...

        5. 5.Where paragraph 3(1)(ii) would otherwise apply and application is duly...

        6. 6.Subject to paragraph 7 below, references in this Part to...

        7. 7.A process shall cease to be an existing process for...

        8. 8.In this Part and subsequent provisions of the Schedule, “substantial...

      2. PART II

        1. 9.This Part of this Schedule applies in the case of...

        2. 10.The prescribed date in the case of a Part B...

        3. 11.(1) In the case of an existing process, the prescribed...

        4. 12.Application for authorisation for an existing process shall be made...

        5. 13.Where application is duly made in accordance with section 6...

        6. 14.References in this Part to an existing process are to...

      3. PART III

        1. 15.This Part of this Schedule applies in the case of...

        2. 16.The prescribed date in the case of a Part A...

        3. 17.(1) In the case of an existing process, the prescribed...

        4. 18.Application for authorisation to carry on an existing process shall...

        5. 19.Where paragraph 17(1)(ii) would otherwise apply and application is duly...

        6. 20.Subject to paragraph 21 below, references in this Part to...

        7. 21.A process shall cease to be an existing process for...

      4. PART IV

        1. 22.This Part of this Schedule applies in the case of...

        2. 23.The prescribed date in the case of a Part B...

        3. 24.(1) In the case of an existing process the prescribed...

        4. 25.Application for authorisation for an existing process shall be made...

        5. 26.Where application is duly made in accordance with section 6...

        6. 27.References in this Part to an existing process are to...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      RELEASE INTO THE AIR: PRESCRIBED SUBSTANCES

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      RELEASE INTO WATER: PRESCRIBED SUBSTANCES

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      RELEASE INTO LAND: PRESCRIBED SUBSTANCES

  9. Explanatory Note

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