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The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013

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Notification of an intention to retain WEEE falling within certain WEEE streams

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53.—(1) The operator of a designated collection facility that is operated by a local authority may retain WEEE in any compliance period, which—

(a)falls within one of the six WEEE collection streams; and

(b)has been deposited for collection at that operator of a schemes facility

provided that the operator of the facility has notified the Secretary of State of their intention to retain that WEEE.

(2) A notification submitted to the Secretary of State under paragraph (1), will—

(a)be made in writing;

(b)be submitted to the Secretary of State by 31st January in the compliance period during which the operator intends to retain WEEE;

(c)be valid only during the compliance period specified in paragraph (b);

(d)provide data relating to the tonnage of WEEE deposited at the designated collection facility in the compliance period before the compliance period during which the operator intends to retain WEEE in relation to each of the five WEEE streams that the operator intends to retain; and

(e)confirm that any WEEE retained by the operator of a designated collection facility in accordance with paragraph (1) will be—

(i)prepared for re-use,

(ii)treated at an AATF; or

(iii)exported by an approved exporter for treatment outside the United Kingdom.

(3) The Secretary of State will acknowledge receipt of any notification submitted under paragraph (2) by 28th February in the compliance period during which the operator intends to retain WEEE falling within a particular WEEE stream.

(4) A notification submitted under paragraph (2) which has been acknowledged by the Secretary of State under paragraph (3) permits the operator of the facility submitting the notification to retain WEEE falling within the WEEE streams listed in the notification during the compliance period during which the notification applies.

(5) By 31st January in the compliance period following that to which a notification made under paragraph (2) relates, the operator of a facility who submitted that notification will provide to the appropriate authority information on the total amount in tonnes of WEEE that has been retained during the previous compliance period.

(6) The information referred to in paragraph (5) will—

(a)be in writing;

(b)specify the amount of WEEE retained in each WEEE stream listed in the notification submitted under paragraph (2) in the previous compliance period;

(c)be submitted in a format published by the Secretary of State.

(7) Any WEEE that is retained by the operator of a designated collection facility under this regulation will—

(a)be treated at an AATF; or

(b)exported by an approved exporter for treatment outside the United Kingdom.

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