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The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales)Regulations 2005

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Records of disposal or recovery of hazardous waste by other means

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48.—(1) Any person who—

(a)disposes of hazardous waste in or on land (other than any disposal covered by regulation 47);

(b)recovers hazardous waste in or on land; or

(c)receives hazardous waste at a transfer station,

or both shall record and identify any hazardous waste received in accordance with the following requirements of this regulation and regulation 51.

(2) The waste shall be identified in the record by reference to the relevant description in the List of Wastes and six digit code, and the entry shall include a description of the composition of the waste.

(3) The record shall include—

(a)the quantity, nature and origin of any such waste;

(b)the relevant hazardous properties;

(c)where applicable, the recovery method in respect of the waste by reference to the numbering and description applicable in accordance with Annex IIB of the Waste Directive; and

(d)an inventory showing the specific location at which the waste is being held.

(4) Records made under this regulation shall be kept in a register.

(5) The register shall be updated as soon as reasonably practicable and in any event no later than 24 hours after—

(a)a consignment of hazardous waste is received;

(b)any recovery or disposal operations are carried out or any hazardous waste is placed in storage at the transfer station, as the case may be; and

(c)any hazardous waste is removed from the premises.

(6) A person who is required to make or retain records pursuant to this regulation shall—

(a)keep the register of the records on the site where the recovery operations take place or the transfer station is operated, as the case may be; and

(b)retain the records-

(i)where the hazardous waste is fully recovered, or remains at a transfer station, as the case may be, until it leaves the site and for three years thereafter; or

(ii)if he has a waste permit pursuant to which the site is operated, until that permit is surrendered or revoked.

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