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The Landfill (England and Wales) Regulations 2002

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Conditions to be included in landfill permits

8.—(1) A landfill permit shall include conditions specifying the list of defined types, and the total quantity, of waste authorised to be deposited in the landfill.

(2) A landfill permit shall also include appropriate conditions—

(a)specifying requirements for—

(i)preparations for, and the carrying out of, landfilling operations;

(ii)monitoring and control procedures, including contingency plans;

(b)ensuring that the financial provision required by regulation 4(3)(b)(1) of the 2000 Regulations is maintained until the permit is surrendered in accordance with those Regulations;

(c)ensuring that the landfill is operated in such a manner that the necessary measures are taken to prevent accidents and to limit their consequences; and

(d)requiring the operator to report at least annually to the Environment Agency on—

(i)the types and quantities of waste disposed of; and

(ii)the results of the monitoring programme required by regulations 14 and 15.

(3) A landfill permit shall also include—

(a)appropriate conditions for ensuring compliance with the requirements of the following provisions of these Regulations—

(i)Schedule 2 (general requirements for all landfills);

(ii)regulation 9 (prohibition of acceptance of certain wastes at landfills);

(iii)regulation 10 (waste which may be accepted in the different classes of landfill);

(iv)regulation 11 (costs of disposal of waste in landfills);

(v)regulation 12 (waste acceptance procedures);

(vi)regulation 13 (initial site inspections by Environment Agency);

(vii)regulation 14 (control and monitoring of operational landfill sites);

(viii)regulation 15 (closure and after-care procedures for landfills); and

(b)such other conditions as appear appropriate to the Environment Agency, including in particular conditions giving effect to—

(i)any requirement imposed by Community or national legislation; and

(ii)in the case of landfills falling within paragraph (a) of Part A(1) of Section 5.2 in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the 2000 Regulations, the principle that energy should be used efficiently.

(4) The provisions of these Regulations mentioned in paragraph (3)(a) above shall impose obligations directly on an operator of a landfill (rather than through the conditions of a landfill permit) only to the extent specified in paragraph 3(3) to (5) of Schedule 4.

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See paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 5 to these Regulations.

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