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4.—(1) The Environment Act 1995(1) is amended as follows.
(2) In section 41(1)(c)(2), for “Council Directive 91/689/EEC”, substitute “Directive 2008/98/EC to the extent that it relates to hazardous waste (within the meaning given by Article 3(2) of that Directive)”.
(3) In section 56(1), for paragraph (h) of the definition of “environmental licence”, substitute—
“(h)registration of a person as a broker of or dealer in controlled waste under any provision which gives effect in England and Wales to Article 26(b) of Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste,”.
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