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Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Environmental Protection (Prescribed Processes and Substances Etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 and, except for regulation 4, shall come into force on 1st June 1994.

(2) Regulation 4 shall come into force on 1st December 1994.

(3) In these Regulations—

the Act” means the Environmental Protection Act 1990;

“the principal Regulations” means the Environmental Protection (Prescribed Processes and Substances) Regulations 1991(1), and references to a Section are references to a section in Schedule 1 to those Regulations.

Amendment of the Environmental Protection (Applications, Appeals and Registers) Regulations 1991

2.  In regulation 4(1) of the Environmental Protection (Applications, Appeals and Registers) Regulations 1991(2), after sub-paragraph (h) there shall be inserted the following sub-paragraph—

(i)the islands or district council in whose area the process will be carried on, in the case of all prescribed processes designated for central control which will be carried on in Scotland in respect of which the enforcing authority is under a duty, by virtue of paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 4 to the Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994(3), to discharge its functions under Part I of the 1990 Act with the objective of ensuring that waste is recovered or disposed of without causing nuisance through noise..

Amendments of the principal Regulations coming into force on 1st June 1994

3.  The principal Regulations shall be amended in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 1 below.

Amendments of the principal Regulations coming into force on 1st December 1994

4.—(1) Regulation 4 of the principal Regulations (exceptions) shall be amended in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 2 below.

(2) In regulation 6(2) of the principal Regulations (prescribed substances), for the words “Schedule 5” there shall be substituted the words “column 1 of Schedule 5”.

(3) Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations (descriptions of processes) shall be amended in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 3 below.

(4) Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations (rules for the interpretation of Schedule 1) shall be amended in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 4 below.

(5) For Schedule 5 to the principal Regulations (release into water: prescribed substances) there shall be substituted the Schedule set out in Schedule 5 below.

Transitionals

5.  Schedule 6 below (transitionals) shall have effect.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Robert Atkins

Minister of State,

Department of the Environment

6th May 1994

John Redwood

Secretary of State for Wales

10th May 1994

Hector Monro

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office

10th May 1994