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  1. Introductory Text


    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.General interpretation


    1. 3.Meaning of “fit and proper person”

    2. Prohibition on unauthorised or harmful depositing, treatment or disposal of waste

      1. 4.Prohibition on unauthorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal, etc., of waste

      2. 4A.Fixed penalty notices for offences under Article 4

    3. Duty of care, etc., as respects waste

      1. 5.Duty of care, etc., as respects waste

      2. 5A.Fixed penalty notices for certain offences under Article 5(8)

    4. Provisions relating to offences under Articles 4 and 5

      1. 5B.Article 4 and 5 offences: investigation and enforcement costs

      2. 5C.Article 4 offences: clean-up costs

      3. 5D.Article 4 and 5 offences: forfeiture of vehicles

      4. 5E.Power to search and seize vehicles etc

      5. 5F.Seizure of vehicles etc: supplementary

    5. Waste Management Licences

      1. 6.Waste management licences: general

      2. 7.Compensation where rights granted pursuant to Article 6(4) or 12(9)

      3. 8.Grant of licences

      4. 9.Consultation before the grant of certain licences

      5. 10.Variation of licences

      6. 11.Consultation before certain variations

      7. 12.Revocation and suspension of licences

      8. 13.Surrender of licences

      9. 14.Transfer of licences

      10. 15.Fees and charges for licences

      11. 16.Supervision of licensed activities

      12. 17.Appeals from decisions with respect to licences

      13. 18.Offences of making false or misleading statements or false entries

    6. Collection, disposal or treatment of controlled waste

      1. 19.Waste management plan

      2. 19A.Application of public participation procedures

      3. 19B.Public participation procedures

      4. 19C.Procedures following public participation

      5. 20.Collection of controlled waste

      6. 20A.Separate collection of food waste

      7. 21.Receptacles for household waste

      8. 22.Receptacles for commercial or industrial waste

      9. 22A.Fixed penalty notices for offences under Articles 21 and 22

      10. 22B.Amount of fixed penalty under Article 22A

      11. 22C.Use of fixed penalty receipts

      12. 23.Waste management plans by district councils

      13. 24.Payments for recycling and disposal, etc., of waste

      14. 25.Disposal of waste

      15. 26.Powers for recycling waste

      16. 27.Power of Department to require waste to be accepted, treated, disposed of or delivered

      17. 28.Powers to require removal of waste unlawfully deposited

      18. 28A.Article 28: supplementary power in relation to owner of land

      19. 29.Interference with waste sites and receptacles for waste

    7. Special waste and non-controlled waste

      1. 30.Special provision with respect to certain dangerous or intractable waste

      2. 31.Waste other than controlled waste

    8. Other controls on substances, articles or waste

      1. 32.Power to prohibit or restrict the use, supply or storage of injurious substances or articles

      2. 33.Power to obtain information about potentially hazardous substances

    9. Publicity

      1. 34.Public registers

      2. 35.Exclusion from registers of information affecting national security

      3. 36.Exclusion from registers of certain confidential information

      4. 37.Annual reports

    10. Registration of carriers of controlled waste

      1. 38.Offence of transporting controlled waste without registering

      2. 39.Registration of carriers

      3. 40.Restrictions on power under Article 39

      4. 41.Appeals against refusal of registration, etc.

      5. 42.Duty to produce authority to transport controlled waste

      6. 42A.Seizure of vehicles etc: supplementary

      7. 42B.Fixed penalty notices for offences under Article 42

      8. 43.Seizure and disposal of vehicles used for illegal waste disposal

    11. Miscellaneous

      1. 44.Obtaining of information

      2. 45.Provisions relating to legal proceedings and civil liability

      3. 46.Supplementary provisions relating to pipes

      4. 47.Transitional provisions with respect to licences

      5. 48.This Part and radioactive substances


    1. 49.Interpretation of Part III

    2. 50.Identification of contaminated land

    3. 51.Identification and designation of special sites

    4. 52.Referral of special site decisions to the Planning Appeals Commission

    5. 53.Duty of enforcing authority to require remediation of contaminated land, etc.

    6. 54.Determination of the appropriate person to bear responsibility for remediation

    7. 55.Grant of, and compensation for, rights of entry, etc.

    8. 56.Restrictions and prohibitions on serving remediation notices

    9. 56A.Restrictions on liability relating to the pollution of waterways and underground strata

    10. 57.Liability in respect of contaminating substances which escape to other land

    11. 58.Appeals against remediation notices

    12. 59.Offences of not complying with a remediation notice

    13. 60.Powers of the enforcing authority to carry out remediation

    14. 61.Recovery of, and security for, the cost of remediation by the enforcing authority

    15. 62.Special sites

    16. 63.Registers

    17. 64.Exclusion from registers of information affecting national security

    18. 65.Exclusion from registers of certain confidential information

    19. 66.Reports by the Department on the state of contaminated land

    20. 67.Guidance by the Department concerning contaminated land

    21. 68.Supplementary provisions

    22. 69.Supplementary provisions with respect to guidance by the Department

    23. 70.Interaction of this Part with other statutory provisions

    24. 71.This Part and radioactivity


    1. Supervision and enforcement

      1. 72.Powers of enforcing authorities and persons authorised by them

      2. 73.Power to deal with cause of imminent danger of serious pollution etc.

      3. 73A.Power of authorised officers of Department to stop vehicles

      4. 74.Offences

    2. Evidence

      1. 75.Evidence in connection with certain pollution offences

    3. Information

      1. 76.Disclosure of information

    4. Supplemental

      1. 77.Power to give effect to Community and other international obligations, etc.

      2. 78.Offences by bodies corporate

      3. 79.Offences under this Order due to fault of others

      4. 80.Application to Crown

      5. 81.Financial provision

      6. 82.Orders, regulations and directions

      7. Article 83—Amendments and repeals


    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. 1.Production or consumption residues not otherwise specified below.

      2. 2.Off-specification products.

      3. 3.Products whose date for appropriate use has expired.

      4. 4.Materials spilled, lost or having undergone other mishap, including any...

      5. 5.Materials contaminated or soiled as a result of planned actions...

      6. 6.Unusable parts (e.g. reject batteries, exhausted catalysts, etc.).

      7. 7.Substances which no longer perform satisfactorily (e.g. contaminated acids, contaminated...

      8. 8.Residues of industrial processes (e.g. slags, still bottoms, etc.).

      9. 9.Residues from pollution abatement processes (e.g. scrubber sludges, baghouse dusts,...

      10. 10.Machining or finishing residues (e.g. lathe turnings, mill scales, etc.)....

      11. 11.Residues from raw materials extraction and processing (e.g. mining residues,...

      12. 12.Adulterated materials (e.g. oils contaminated with PCBs, etc.).

      13. 13.Any materials, substances or products whose use has been banned...

      14. 14.Products for which the holder has no further use (e.g....

      15. 15.Contaminated materials, substances or products resulting from remedial action with...

      16. 16.Any materials, substances or products which are not contained in...

    2. SCHEDULE 2



        1. 1.(1) This paragraph applies to an appeal to the Planning...


        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies to an appeal to the Planning...


        1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies where, in accordance with paragraph (1)...

    3. SCHEDULE 3


      1. Part 1 Objectives

        1. 1.Overall objective

        2. 2.Application of the waste hierarchy

        3. 3.To ensure that waste management is carried out without endangering...

        4. 4.(1) To establish an integrated and adequate network of waste...

      2. Part 2 Matters which must be included in the waste management plan

        1. 5.The waste management plan must include— (a) a statement of...

        2. 6.The waste management plan must include such matters as the...

        3. 7.The waste management plan must include policies in relation to...

        4. 8.The waste management plan must include policies in relation to...

      3. Part 3 Matters which may be included in the waste management plan

        1. 9.The Department may include the following in the waste management...

    4. SCHEDULE 4


      1. Interpretation In this Schedule “relevant power” means a power conferred by...

        1. Interpretation

          1. 1.In this Schedule “relevant power” means a power conferred by...

        2. Issue of warrants

          1. 2.(1) If it is shown to the satisfaction of a...

        3. Information obtained to be admissible in evidence

          1. 3.(1) Subject to Article 72(9), information obtained in consequence of...

        4. Duty to secure premises

          1. 4.An authorised person who, in the exercise of a relevant...

        5. Compensation

          1. 5.(1) Where an authorised person exercises any power conferred by...

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