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The Hazardous Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2018

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1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Hazardous Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2018.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 5 July 2018.

(3) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

Amendment of the Environmental Protection Act 1990

2.  In section 62A(2)(b) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(1) (lists of waste displaying hazardous properties), after “Directive 2008/98/EC”, insert “, as last amended by Council Regulation (EU) 2017/997”.

Amendment of the Hazardous Waste (Wales) Regulations 2005

3.  For regulation 2(1)(a) of the Hazardous Waste (Wales) Regulations 2005(2) (the Waste Directive and the meaning of Waste), substitute—

(a)“the Waste Directive” (“y Gyfarwyddeb Wastraff”) means Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste and repealing certain Directives, as last amended by Council Regulation (EU) 2017/997;.

Amendment of the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007

4.  In regulation 2(1) of the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007(3) (interpretation and notices), in the definition of “the Waste Directive”, at the end, before the semi-colon, insert “, as last amended by Council Regulation (EU) 2017/997”.

Amendment of the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011

5.  In regulation 3(1) of the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011(4) (interpretation), in the definition of “the Waste Framework Directive”, at the end, before the semi-colon, insert “, as last amended by Council Regulation (EU) 2017/997”.

Amendment of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

6.  In regulation 3 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016(5) (interpretation: Directives), in the definition of “the Waste Framework Directive”, at the end, before the semi-colon, insert “, as last amended by Council Regulation (EU) 2017/997”.

Revocations

7.  The following regulations are revoked—

(a)regulation 3(2) of the Hazardous Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2015(6);

(b)regulation 3(2) of the Waste (Meaning of Recovery) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2016(7).

Lesley Griffiths

Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, one of the Welsh Ministers

11 June 2018

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