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Regulation 3(3)

SCHEDULE 2N.I.AMENDMENT TO SCHEDULE 2 TO THE PRINCIPAL REGULATIONS

1.  After paragraph 7 of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations, add the following paragraph–N.I.

8.(1) This paragraph applies to the temporary storage of metallic mercury for more than one year.

(2) Metallic mercury must be stored separately from other waste.

(3) Containers must be stored in collecting basins which are coated to ensure that they are free of cracks and gaps and impervious to metallic mercury.

(4) Containers must have a containment volume which is adequate for the quantity of mercury stored.

(5) The storage site must be provided with engineered or natural barriers which are adequate to protect the environment against mercury emissions.

(6) The storage site must have a containment volume adequate for the total quantity of mercury stored.

(7) The floors of the storage site must–

(a)contain a slope with a collection sump; and

(b)be covered with mercury resistant sealers.

(8) The storage site must be equipped with a fire protection system.

(9) Storage must be arranged in such a way to ensure that the containers are not easily retrievable..