SCHEDULE 3Descriptions: exempt waste operations and other operations to which section 33(1)(a) of the 1990 Act does not apply

PART 1Exempt waste operations: descriptions

Spreading dredgings

36.—(1) Treating land used for agriculture with agricultural waste where such treatment results in benefit to agriculture or ecological improvement if—

(a)the waste consists of dredged spoil (other than those containing dangerous substances) from farm ditches;

(b)the operation is carried out in accordance with any requirement imposed by an action programme under the Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (England and Wales) Regulations 1998; and

(c)the total quantity of waste used per hectare does not exceed 150 tonnes per hectare in any period of 12 months.

(2) Secure storage of not more than 200 tonnes of waste intended to be used for such treatment.