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The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007

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Heating metals and metal alloys for the purpose of removing grease, oil or any other non-metallic contaminant

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44.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), heating iron, steel, ferrous-alloys, non-ferrous metal or non-ferrous metal alloys—

(a)in one or more furnaces or other appliances the primary combustion chambers of which have in aggregate a net rated thermal input of less than 0.2 megawatts; and

(b)for the purpose of removing grease, oil or any other non-metallic contaminant.

(2) An operation does not fall within sub-paragraph (1) if—

(a)it is the removal by heat of plastic or rubber covering from scrap cable, or any asbestos contaminant;

(b)in the case of a process involving the heating of iron, steel or ferrous-alloys, that process is an activity described in Section 2.1 (other than paragraph (d) of Part B) of Part 2 of Schedule 1; or

(c)in the case of a process involving the heating of any non-ferrous metal or non-ferrous metal alloy, that process is an activity described in Part A(1) or A(2) of Section 2.2 of Part 2 of Schedule 1.

(3) Secure storage of waste intended to be submitted to such heating if the waste or, as the case may be, any container in which the waste is stored, is stored on an impermeable pavement which is provided with a sealed drainage system.

(4) In this paragraph—

“ferrous alloy” means an alloy of which iron is the largest constituent, or equal to the largest constituent, by weight, whether or not that alloy also has a non-ferrous metal content greater than any percentage specified in Section 2.2 of Part 2 of Schedule 1;

“net rated thermal input” means the rate at which fuel can be burned at the maximum continuous rating of the appliance multiplied by the net calorific value of the fuel and expressed as megawatts thermal;

“non-ferrous metal alloy” means an alloy which is not a ferrous alloy.

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