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The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007

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Temporary storage of ships' garbage or tank washings

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49.—(1) Temporary storage of waste consisting of garbage, including any such waste which is hazardous waste, at reception facilities provided within a harbour area in accordance with the 2003 Regulations where such storage is incidental to the collection or transport of the waste if—

(a)the amount of garbage so stored does not at any time exceed 20 cubic metres for each ship from which garbage has been landed; and

(b)no garbage is so stored for more than 7 days.

(2) Temporary storage of waste consisting of tank washings, including any such waste which is hazardous waste, at reception facilities provided within a harbour area in accordance with the 2003 Regulations where such storage is incidental to the collection or transport of the waste if—

(a)the amount of tank washings consisting of dirty ballast so stored does not at any time exceed 30% of the total deadweight of the ships from which such washings have been landed; and

(b)the amount of tank washings consisting of waste mixtures containing oil so stored does not at any time exceed 1% of the total deadweight of the ships from which such washings have been landed.

(3) In this paragraph—

(a)“the 2003 Regulations” means the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 2003(1);

(b)“garbage” has the same meaning as “ship generated waste” in regulation 2 of the 2003 Regulations;

(c)“harbour area” has the same meaning as in the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987(2);

(d)“ship” means a vessel of any type whatsoever operating in the marine environment including submersible craft, floating craft and any structure which is a fixed or floating platform; and

(e)“tank washings” means waste residues from the tanks (other than the fuel tanks) or holds of a ship or waste arising from the cleaning of such tanks or holds.

(1)

S.I. 2003/1809.

(2)

S.I. 1987/37, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

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