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The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Waste Management Licensing) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006

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1.  In regulation 1(3) (citation, commencement, interpretation and extent)—

(a)insert at the appropriate place—

“best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques” has the meaning given in the document published jointly by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Scottish Executive, on 27th November 2006, entitled “Guidance on Best Available Treatment, Recovery and Recycling Techniques (BATRRT) and Treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)”(1);

“recycling”, in relation to WEEE, means the reprocessing in a production process of the waste materials for the original purpose or for other purposes, but excluding energy recovery which means the use of combustible waste as a means of generating energy through direct incineration with or without other waste but with recovery of the heat;

“reuse”, in relation to WEEE, means any operation by which WEEE or components thereof are used for the same purpose for which they were conceived, including the continued use of the equipment or components thereof which are returned to collection points, distributors, recyclers or manufacturers;

“treatment”, in relation to WEEE, means any activity after the WEEE has been handed over to a facility for depollution, disassembly, shredding, recovery or preparation for disposal and any other operation carried out for the recovery and/or the disposal of the WEEE;

“WEEE” has the meaning given by Article 3(b) of the WEEE Directive;

“the WEEE Directive” means Council Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment as amended by Council Directive 2003/108/EC and expressions used in these Regulations which are also used in the WEEE Directive have the same meaning as in that Directive;.

(b)for the definition of “notifiable exempt activity” substitute—

“notifiable exempt activity” means an exempt activity falling within paragraph 7A, 8A, 9A, 10A, 19A, 46A or 49 of Schedule 3 to these Regulations;

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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Welsh Assembly Government and Scottish Executive: Guidance on Best Available Treatment, Recovery and Recycling Techniques (BATRRT) and Treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), First Edition, (27th November 2006), Defra, London.

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