Search Legislation

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Regulation 35(d)

SCHEDULE 10Provision in relation to landfill

This schedulenoteType=Explanatory Memorandum has no associated

Application

1.  This Schedule applies in relation to every landfill except—

(a)in relation to an operation mentioned in Article 3(2) of the Landfill Directive; or

(b)a landfill which finally ceased to accept waste for disposal before 16th July 2001.

Interpretation: general

2.  (1)  In this Schedule—

(a)except where otherwise defined in Part 1 of these Regulations, an expression defined in the Landfill Directive has the meaning given in that Part;

(b)“the Decision” means Council Decision 2003/33/EC(1);

(c)“the Decision Annex” means the Annex to the Decision.

(2) When interpreting the Landfill Directive and the Decision for the purposes of this Schedule—

(a)an expression defined in Part 1 of these Regulations has the meaning given there;

(b)“landfill permit” means environmental permit;

(c)“nature protection zone” means any—

(i)site of special scientific interest within the meaning given by section 52 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981(2), or

(ii)European site within the meaning given by regulation 10(1) of the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c) Regulations 1994(3);

(d)“PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)” means Napthalene, Acenaphthylene, Acenaphthene, Anthracene, Benzo(a)anthracene, Benzo(b)fluoranthene, Benzo(k)fluoranthene, Benzo(g,h,i)perylene, Benzo(a)pyrene, Chrysene, Coronene, Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene, Fluorene, Fluoranthene, Indeno(1,2,3-c,d)pyrene, Phenanthrene and Pyrene;

(e)“permit” means environmental permit;

(f)“SIC code” means a code included in “The United Kingdom Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities 2003”, published by the Office for National Statistics on 31st December 2002 and implemented on 1st January 2003(4);

(g)the competent authority is the regulator.

Applications for an environmental permit

3.  The regulator must require that every application for an environmental permit includes the information specified in Article 7 of the Landfill Directive.

Inspection prior to operation

4.  The regulator must inspect every landfill site so as to comply with the requirements in Article 8(c) of the Landfill Directive.

Exercise of relevant functions

5.  (1)  The regulator must exercise its relevant functions so as to ensure compliance with the following provisions of the Landfill Directive—

(a)Article 4;

(b)Article 5(3) and 5(4);

(c)Article 6;

(d)Article 8;

(e)Article 9;

(f)Article 10;

(g)Article 11(1);

(h)Article 12;

(i)Article 13;

(j)Article 14.

(2) The regulator must exercise its relevant functions having regard to Article 1 of the Landfill Directive.

(3) The regulator must exercise its relevant functions so as to ensure compliance with the requirements imposed on the Member State by the following provisions of the Decision—

(a)Article 2;

(b)Article 3;

(c)Article 4.

Interpretation of the Landfill Directive for the exercise of relevant functions

6.  When interpreting the Landfill Directive for the purposes of paragraph 5(1)—

(a)in Article 6(a), the words “This provision may not apply to” must be read as “This provision does not apply to”;

(b)in Article 8(a)(iv), ignore the last sentence;

(c)the last sentence of paragraph 2 of Annex I must be read as “The above provisions do not apply to inert landfills.”; and

(d)in paragraph 3(3) of Annex I, ignore the sentence immediately following the table headed “Leachate collection and bottom sealing”.

Interpretation of the Decision Annex for the exercise of relevant functions: general

7.  When interpreting the Decision Annex for the purposes of paragraph 5(3)—

(a)in points 1.1.1 and 1.2, the periods referred to as to be defined or determined by the Member State are in each case two years;

(b)point 1.1.2(b) must be read as requiring the SIC code of the process producing the waste to be part of the information referred to;

(c)in point 1.1.2(g), ignore the words “in case of mirror entries”;

(d)ignore the third sentence of section 2;

(e)in points 2.1.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1 and 2.4.1 the table columns headed “L/S = 10 l/kg” must be used to determine limit values;

(f)in the table in point 2.1.2.2, the limit value for PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) is set at 100 mg/kg;

(g)in point 2.2.3, the first reference to “gypsum-based materials” must be read as “gypsum-based and other high sulphate bearing materials”;

(h)in point 2.3.3, the first reference to “suitable asbestos waste” must be read as “suitable materials”; and

(i)in the table in point 2.4.1, the limit values are subject to the qualification that the regulator may include conditions in an environmental permit authorising limit values for specific parameters (other than Dissolved Organic Carbon) up to three times higher than those listed for specified wastes accepted at a landfill, taking into account the characteristics of the landfill and its surroundings and provided a risk assessment demonstrates that emissions (including leachate) from the landfill will present no additional risk to the environment.

Interpretation of the Decision Annex for the exercise of relevant functions: additional acceptance criteria relating to physical stability and bearing capacity of granular waste

8.  When interpreting the Decision Annex for the purposes of paragraph 5(3)—

(a)in point 2.3.2, the criteria to ensure that granular waste will have sufficient physical stability and bearing capacity are that it has either—

(i)if it is cohesive waste, a mean in situ shear strength of at least 50kPa, or

(ii)if it is non-cohesive waste, an in situ bearing ratio of at least 5%;

(b)point 2.4.2 must be read as if, in addition to the criteria listed, it requires the satisfaction of the criteria in paragraph (a)(i) and (a)(ii).

Interpretation of the Decision Annex for the exercise of relevant functions: additional acceptance criteria in relating to monolithic waste

9.  When interpreting the Decision Annex for the purposes of paragraph 5(3)—

(a)point 2.3.1 must be read as if, in addition to the criteria listed, it requires the satisfaction of the following criteria in relation to stable, non-reactive monolithic hazardous waste and non-hazardous waste which is to be landfilled in the same cell with such waste—

(i)it meets either—

(aa)the limit values for leaching set out in the table in point 2.3.1, or

(bb)the limit values for leaching set out in the following table—

ComponentSymbolmg/m2
ArsenicAs1.3
BariumBa45
CadmiumCd0.2
Total ChromiumCrtotal5
CopperCu45
MercuryHg0.1
MolybdenumMo7
NickelNi6
LeadPb6
AntimonySb0.3
SeleniumSe0.4
ZincZn30
ChlorideCl10,000
FluorideF60
SulphateSO42−10,000
Dissolved Organic CarbonDOCMust be evaluated

(ii)it meets the additional criteria set out in the following table—

ParameterValue
pH of the eluate from the monolith or crushed monolithMust be evaluated
Electrical conductivity (μ S.cm-1m-2) of the eluate from the monolith or crushed monolithMust be evaluated
Acid Neutralisation Capacity (ANC) of the crushed monolithMust be evaluated

(iii)it has a mean unconfined compressive strength of at least 1Mpa after 28 days curing;

(iv)it has either—

(aa)dimensions of greater than 40cm along each side, or

(bb)a depth and fracture spacing when hardened of greater than 40cm; and

(v)where the waste was subjected to treatment to render it monolithic, prior to such treatment it met the following limit values—

(aa)loss on ignition of 10%, or

(bb)total organic carbon of 6%;

(b)point 2.4.1 in the Decision Annex must be read as if, in addition to the criteria listed, it requires the satisfaction of the following criteria in relation to monolithic waste to be accepted at a landfill for hazardous waste—

(i)it complies with paragraphs (a)(ii) to (a)(v), and

(ii)it meets either—

(aa)the limit values for leaching set out in the table in point 2.4.1, or

(bb)the limit values for leaching set out in the following table—

ComponentsSymbolmg/m2(1)
(1)

The regulator may include conditions in an environmental permit authorising limit values for specific parameters (other than Dissolved Organic Carbon) up to three times higher for specified wastes accepted in a landfill, taking into account the characteristics of the landfill and its surroundings and provided a risk assessment demonstrates that emissions (including leachate) from the landfill will present no additional risk to the environment.

ArsenicAs20
BariumBa150
CadmiumCd1
Total ChromiumCrtotal25
CopperCu60
MercuryHg0.4
MolybdenumMo20
NickelNi15
LeadPb20
AntimonySb2.5
SeleniumSe5
ZincZn100
ChlorideCl20,000
FluorideF200
SulphateSO42−20,000
Dissolved Organic CarbonDOCMust be evaluated

Closure of a landfill

10.  (1)  The regulator must set out any reasoned decision under Article 13(a)(iii) of the Landfill Directive in a closure notice served on the operator.

(2) A closure notice must, in addition to stating the regulator’s reasons for requiring initiation of the closure procedure,—

(a)specify the steps the operator is required to take to initiate the procedure; and

(b)the period within which they must be taken.

(3) The regulator may withdraw a closure notice at any time by further notice served on the operator.

(4) Closure of a landfill does not relieve the operator of liability under the conditions of the environmental permit.

Surrender applications

11.  When determining an application to surrender an environmental permit in whole or in part in relation to a landfill the regulator must exercise its functions so as to ensure the operator complies with the requirements in Article 13(d) of the Landfill Directive.

(1)

OJ No. L11, 16.1.2003, p27.

(2)

1981 c. 69, the definition was inserted by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, section 75(1) and Schedule 9.

(3)

S.I. 1994/2716, amended by S.I. 2000/192. There are other amending instruments but none is relevant.

(4)

ISBN: 0116216417.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

You have chosen to open The Whole Instrument

The Whole Instrument you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open The Whole Instrument as a PDF

The Whole Instrument you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open the Whole Instrument

The Whole Instrument you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open Schedules only

The Schedules you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Statutory Instrument and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified accompany any Statutory Instrument or Draft Statutory Instrument laid before Parliament from June 2004 onwards.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enactedversion that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources