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The List of Wastes (Wales) Regulations 2005

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Title, commencement and application

1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the List of Wastes (Wales) Regulations 2005 and they come into force on 16 July 2005.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations —

(a)“the Waste Directive” (“y Gyfarwyddeb Gwastraff”) means Council Directive 75/442/EEC(1) on waste as amended by—

(i)Council Directives 91/156/EEC(2) and 91/692/EEC(3);

(ii)Commission Decision 96/350/EC(4); and

(iii)Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003(5);

(b)“Directive 67/548/EEC” (“Cyfarwyddeb 67/548/EEC”) (the Dangerous Substances Directive, which is referred to in the Introduction to the List) means Directive 67/548/EEC(6) on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances as last amended by Commission Directive 2004/73/EC(7); and

(c)“the Hazardous Waste Directive” (“y Gyfarwyddeb Gwastraff Peryglus”) means Council Directive 91/689/EEC(8) of 31 December 1991 on hazardous waste, as amended by Council Directive 94/31/EC(9), and a reference to—

(i)an annex of the Hazardous Waste Directive is a reference to that annex as it is for the time being set out in the relevant schedule to the Hazardous Waste Regulations; and

(ii)hazardous properties is a reference to the properties in Annex III as so set out.

(2) In these Regulations—

(a)“the List of Wastes Decision” (“Penderfyniad y Rhestr Wastraffoedd”) means Commission Decision 2000/532/EC(10) of 3 May 2000 replacing Decision 94/3/EC(11) establishing a list of wastes pursuant to Article 1(a) of Council Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Council Decision 94/904/EC(12) establishing a list of hazardous waste pursuant to Article 1(4) of Council Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste, as amended by—

(i)Commission Decision 2001/118/EC(13);

(ii)Commission Decision 2001/119/EC(14); and

(iii)Council Decision 2001/573/EC(15));

(b)“the List of Wastes” (“y Rhestr Wastraffoedd”) means the List of wastes set out in the Annex to the List of Wastes Decision, being a list drawn up—

(i)in relation to wastes belonging to the categories listed in Annex I (Categories of Waste) of the Waste Framework Directive, by the Commission, acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 18 of that Directive;

(ii)in relation to hazardous waste, in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 18 of the Waste Framework Directive on the basis of—

(aa)Annex I (Categories or generic types of hazardous waste listed according to their nature or the activity which generated them) to the Hazardous Waste Directive; and

(bb)Annex II (Constituents of the wastes in Annex 1.B. which render them hazardous when they have the properties described in Annex III) to the Hazardous Waste Directive,

and a reference to the List of Wastes includes a reference to the Introduction thereto (“the Introduction to the List”).

(3) In these Regulations—

(a)“the Hazardous Waste Regulations” (“y Rheoliadau Gwastraff Peryglus”) means the Hazardous Waste (Wales) Regulations 2005(16);

(b)“hazardous waste” (“gwastraff peryglus”) has the meaning given by regulation 6 of the Hazardous Waste Regulations;

(c)“waste” (“gwastraff”) has the meaning given by regulation 2(1)(b) of the Hazardous Waste Regulations; and

(d)“dangerous substance” (“sylwedd peryglus”) means, notwithstanding paragraph 5 of the Introduction to the List, a substance which for the time being is a dangerous substance within the meaning of regulation 2 of the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002(17).

Effect of the List of Wastes

3.—(1) Subject to regulation 2(3)(d) and the following provisions of this regulation, the List of Wastes has effect for purposes connected with the regulation of waste and hazardous waste, and in particular for the purposes of—

(a)the determination of whether a material or substance is a waste or a hazardous waste, as the case may be;

(b)the classification and coding of wastes and hazardous waste,

and accordingly the List of Wastes and the codes and chapter headings are to be recognised and used for those purposes.

(2) Paragraph (1) is without prejudice to regulations made under section 62A(1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(18) or any determination under regulations 8 or 9 of the Hazardous Waste Regulations.

(3) Subject to regulation 2(3)(c), the notes set out in the Introduction to the List have effect for the purposes of—

(a)the interpretation of the List of Wastes;

(b)the determination of whether a material or substance is a waste or a hazardous waste, as the case may be; and

(c)the identification of a waste or hazardous waste, as the case may be.

(4) The different types of wastes in the List of Wastes are fully defined by the six-digit code for the waste and the respective two-digit and four-digit chapter headings, and accordingly, for purposes connected with the regulation of waste or hazardous waste—

(a)any reference to a waste by its six-digit code as specified in the List of Wastes is to be treated as a reference to that waste; and

(b)a reference to wastes by the respective two-digit or four-digit chapter heading is a reference to the wastes listed in the List of Wastes under that chapter heading.

(5) Where any provision (howsoever expressed) of an enactment imposes a requirement that the six digit code be given, or authorises any action to be taken or requirement to be dispensed with on condition that the six digit code is given, that requirement or condition shall not be taken to have been complied with unless the code given is the code for the waste, or hazardous waste, as the case may be, in the List of Wastes.

(6) Subject to paragraph (7), a waste marked with an asterisk in the List of Wastes is considered listed in the List of Wastes as a hazardous waste for the purposes of regulation 6(a) of the Hazardous Waste Regulations.

(7) Where a waste marked with an asterisk in the List of Wastes comprises or contains one or more dangerous substances, it is considered a hazardous waste—

(a)where the description in the List of Wastes makes no reference to a dangerous substance, regardless of the actual concentration of any dangerous substance present or properties of the waste or that substance;

(b)where a waste is identified as hazardous by a specific or general reference (howsoever expressed) to dangerous substances, if the concentrations of those substances are such (that is, percentage by weight) that the waste—

(i)presents one or more of the hazardous properties; and

(ii)in the case of any of the hazardous properties H3 to H8, H10 or H11, satisfies the requirements of regulation 4.

Properties and characteristics of dangerous substances classified as hazardous waste

4.  Waste satisfies the requirements of this regulation in respect of any of the properties H3 to H8, H10(19) and H11 of Annex III, where it displays one or more of the following characteristics—

(a)flash point ≤ 55 °C,

(b)one or more substances classified(20) as very toxic at a total concentration ≥ 0,1 %,

(c)one or more substances classified as toxic at a total concentration ≥ 3 %,

(d)one or more substances classified as harmful at a total concentration ≥ 25 %,

(e)one or more corrosive substances classified as R35 at a total concentration ≥ 1 %,

(f)one or more corrosive substances classified as R34 at a total concentration ≥ 5 %,

(g)one or more irritant substances classified as R41 at a total concentration ≥ 10 %,

(h)one or more irritant substances classified as R36, R37, R38 at a total concentration ≥ 20 %,

(i)one substance known to be carcinogenic of category 1 or 2 at a concentration ≥ 0,1 %,

(j)one substance known to be carcinogenic of category 3 at a concentration ≥ 1 %,

(k)one substance toxic for reproduction of category 1 or 2 classified as R60, R61 at a concentration ≥ 0,5 %,

(l)one substance toxic for reproduction of category 3 classified as R62, R63 at a concentration ≥ 5 %,

(m)one mutagenic substance of category 1 or 2 classified as R46 at a concentration ≥ 0,1 %,

(n)one mutagenic substance of category 3 classified as R68 at a concentration ≥ 1 %.

Consequential Amendments

5.  Schedule 2 (which makes consequential amendments to secondary legislation) has effect.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(21)

D. Elis-Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales.

5 July 2005

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