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PART 3U.K.Amendment of primary legislation

Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989U.K.

4.  Section 1(3) of the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989 F1 is amended as follows—

(a)after paragraph (a), omit the final “or”;

(b)omit paragraph (b).

Commencement Information

I1Reg. 4 in force at 31.12.2020 on IP completion day (in accordance with 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)), see reg. 1(2)(b)

Environmental Protection Act 1990U.K.

5.—(1) The Environmental Protection Act 1990 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 57(8), as it extends to England and Wales, in the definition of “waste”, after “Waste Framework Directive” (as substituted by regulation 2(4)), insert “ , as read with Articles 5 and 6 of that Directive, ”.

(3) In section 75(1A) (as inserted by regulation 2(6)(a)), at the end insert “ , and read in accordance with section 75A ”.

(4) After section 75 insert—

75A.    Modification of the Waste Framework Directive

(1) For the purposes of this Part, the Waste Framework Directive is to be read in accordance with this section.

(2) A reference to one or more member States in a provision of the Waste Framework Directive imposing an obligation or conferring a discretion on a member State or member States is to be read as a reference to the appropriate authority, waste regulation authority or local authority which, immediately before [F2IP completion day], was responsible for the United Kingdom's compliance with that obligation or able to exercise that discretion in respect of England, Wales or Scotland.

(3) Article 2 is to be read as if—

(a)in paragraph 2—

(i)in the words before point (a), for “other Community legislation” there were substituted “ retained EU law ”;

(ii)in points (b) and (c), for “Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002” there were substituted “ Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009;

(iii)in point (d), as it extends to England and Wales, for the words from “Directive 2006/21/EC F3” to the end there were substituted “ the Mining Waste Directive ”;

(iv)for point (d), as it extends to Scotland, there were substituted—

(d)extractive waste, which has the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Management of Extractive Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (S.S.I. 2010/60) F4.;

(b)in paragraph 3, the words from “Without prejudice” to “Community legislation,” were omitted;

(c)paragraph 4 were omitted.

[F5(4)  Article 5 is to be read as if—

(a)in paragraph 1, “Member States shall take appropriate measures to ensure that” were omitted;

(b)after paragraph 1 there were inserted—

1A.  Any decision as to whether a substance or object is a by-product must be made—

(a)in accordance with any regulations setting out detailed criteria on the application of the conditions in paragraph 1 to specific substances or objects; and

(b)having regard to any guidance published by the appropriate authority or the waste regulation authority for the purposes of this Article.;

(c)paragraphs 2 and 3 were omitted.

(5) Article 6 is to be read as if—

(a)in paragraph 1, “Member States shall take appropriate measures to ensure that” were omitted;

(b)after paragraph 1 there were inserted—

1A.  Any decision as to whether a substance or object has ceased to be waste must be made—

(a)in accordance with any regulations or retained direct EU legislation setting out detailed criteria on the application of the conditions in paragraph 1 to specific types of waste; and

(b)having regard to any guidance published by the appropriate authority or the waste regulation authority for the purposes of this Article.;

(c)in paragraph 2—

(i)the first subparagraph were omitted;

(ii)in the second subparagraph, for “Those detailed criteria” there were substituted “Any detailed criteria set out in guidance as referred to in paragraph 1A”;

(iii)the third and fourth subparagraphs were omitted;

(d)paragraph 3 were omitted;

(e)in paragraph 4—

(i)in the first subparagraph—

(aa)in the first sentence, for the words from the beginning to “Member State”, there were substituted “Where criteria have not been set out as referred to in paragraph 1A(a), the waste regulation authority”;

(bb)the second sentence were omitted;

(ii)in the second subparagraph—

(aa)for “Member States” there were substituted “The waste regulation authority”;

(bb)“by competent authorities” were omitted.

(6) Article 7 is to be read as if—

(a)before paragraph 1 there were inserted—

A1.  In this Article, the “list of waste” means the list contained in the Annex to Commission Decision 2000/532/EC, as that list has effect in England, Wales or Scotland (as the case may be).;

(b)in paragraph 1—

(i)the first and second sentences were omitted;

(ii)for the third sentence there were substituted “The list of waste shall, except as provided in Commission Decision 2000/532/EC, be binding as regards determination of the waste which is to be considered as hazardous waste or as non-hazardous waste.”;

(c)paragraphs 2, 3, 6 and 7 were omitted.]

(7) Annex 3 is to be read as if, in entry HP 9, in the second sentence, “in the Member States” were omitted.

(8) In [F6this section]

appropriate authority” means—

(a)

in relation to England, the Secretary of State;

(b)

in relation to Wales, the Welsh Ministers;

(c)

in relation to Scotland, the Scottish Ministers;

local authority” means—

(a)

in England outside Greater London—

(i)

a district council,

(ii)

a county council, or

(iii)

the Council of the Isles of Scilly;

(b)

in Greater London—

(i)

the council of a London borough,

(ii)

the Common Council of the City of London,

(iii)

the Sub-Treasurer of the Inner Temple, or

(iv)

the Under-Treasurer of the Middle Temple;

(c)

in Wales—

(i)

a county council, or

(ii)

a county borough council;

(d)

in Scotland, a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 F7..

F3OJ No L 102, 11.4.2006, p 15, as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 596/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ No L 188, 18.7.2009, p 14).

Commencement Information

I2Reg. 5 in force at 31.12.2020 on IP completion day (in accordance with 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)), see reg. 1(2)(b)

Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003U.K.

6.—(1) The Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 1—

(a)in subsection (1), for “must” substitute “ may ”;

(b)omit subsection (2);

(c)for subsection (4) substitute—

(4) The power under subsection (1)(a) is exercisable only with the agreement of the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland.

(4A) The power under subsection (1)(c) is exercisable only with the agreement of the Scottish Ministers.

(4B) The power under subsection (1)(d) is exercisable only with the agreement of the Welsh Ministers.

(4C) The power under subsection (1)(e) is exercisable only with the agreement of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland.;

(d)omit subsection (5).

(3) In section 23, for subsection (3) substitute—

(3) The power under subsection (2) is exercisable only with the agreement of the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland..

(4) In section 37—

(a)in subsection (2)—

(i)after “section” insert “ and section 37A ”;

(ii)at the end (and, in that subsection as it extends to England and Wales and Scotland, after the insertion made by regulation 3(2)) insert “ , and read in accordance with subsections (3) to (9) ”;

(b)after subsection (2) insert—

(3) A reference to one or more member States in a provision of the Waste Directive imposing an obligation or conferring a discretion on a member State or member States is to be read as a reference to the appropriate authority, appropriate agency or local authority which, immediately before [F8IP completion day], was responsible for the United Kingdom's compliance with that obligation or able to exercise that discretion in respect of England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

(4) Article 2 is to be read as if—

(a)in paragraph 2—

(i)in the words before point (a), for “other Community legislation” there were substituted “ retained EU law ” [F9or, in relation to Northern Ireland, EU legislation which has effect by virtue of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in the EU withdrawal agreement];

(ii)in points (b) and (c), for “Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002” there were substituted “ Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009;

(iii)in point (d), as it extends to England and Wales, for the words from “Directive 2006/21/EC” to the end there were substituted “ the Mining Waste Directive ” (see section 37A);

(iv)for point (d), as it extends to Scotland, there were substituted—

(d)extractive waste, which has the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Management of Extractive Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (S.S.I. 2010/60).;

(v)for point (d), as it extends to Northern Ireland, there were substituted—

(d)extractive waste, which has the same meaning as in regulation 2(2) of the Planning (Management of Waste from Extractive Industries) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. 2015 No. 85) F10.;

(b)in paragraph 3, the words from “Without prejudice” to “Community legislation,” were omitted;

(c)paragraph 4 were omitted.

[F11(5)  Article 5 is to be read as if—

(a)in paragraph 1, “Member States shall take appropriate measures to ensure that” were omitted;

(b)after paragraph 1 there were inserted—

1A.  Any decision as to whether a substance or object is a by-product must be made—

(a)in accordance with any regulations setting out detailed criteria on the application of the conditions in paragraph 1 to specific substances or objects; and

(b)having regard to any guidance published by the appropriate authority or the appropriate agency for the purposes of this Article.;

(c)paragraphs 2 and 3 were omitted.

(6) Article 6 is to be read as if—

(a)in paragraph 1, “Member States shall take appropriate measures to ensure that” were omitted;

(b)after paragraph 1 there were inserted—

1A.  Any decision as to whether a substance or object has ceased to be waste must be made—

(a)in accordance with any regulations or retained direct EU legislation setting out detailed criteria on the application of the conditions in paragraph 1 to specific types of waste; and

(b)having regard to any guidance published by the appropriate authority or the appropriate agency for the purposes of this Article.;

(c)in paragraph 2—

(i)the first subparagraph were omitted;

(ii)in the second subparagraph, for “Those detailed criteria” there were substituted “Any detailed criteria set out in guidance as referred to in paragraph 1A”;

(iii)the third and fourth subparagraphs were omitted;

(d)paragraph 3 were omitted;

(e)in paragraph 4—

(i)in the first subparagraph—

(aa)in the first sentence, for the words from the beginning to “Member State”, there were substituted “Where criteria have not been set out as referred to in paragraph 1A(a), the appropriate agency”;

(bb)the second sentence were omitted;

(ii)in the second subparagraph—

(aa)for “Member States” there were substituted “The appropriate agency”;

(bb)“by competent authorities” were omitted.

(7) Article 7 is to be read as if—

(a)before paragraph 1 there were inserted—

A1.  In this Article, the “list of waste” means the list contained in the Annex to Commission Decision 2000/532/EC, as that list has effect in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland (as the case may be).;

(b)in paragraph 1—

(i)the first and second sentences were omitted;

(ii)for the third sentence there were substituted “The list of waste shall, except as provided in Commission Decision 2000/532/EC, be binding as regards determination of the waste which is to be considered as hazardous waste or as non-hazardous waste.”;

(c)paragraphs 2, 3, 6 and 7 were omitted.]

(8) Annex 3 is to be read as if, in entry HP 9, in the second sentence, “in the Member States” were omitted.

(9) In this section—

appropriate agency” means—

(a)

in relation to England, the Environment Agency;

(b)

in relation to Wales, the Natural Resources Body for Wales;

(c)

in relation to Scotland, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency;

(d)

in relation to Northern Ireland, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs;

appropriate authority” means—

(a)

in relation to England, the Secretary of State;

(b)

in relation to Wales, the Welsh Ministers;

(c)

in relation to Scotland, the Scottish Ministers;

(d)

in relation to Northern Ireland, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs;

local authority” means—

(a)

in England outside Greater London—

(i)

a district council,

(ii)

a county council, or

(iii)

the Council of the Isles of Scilly;

(b)

in Greater London—

(i)

the council of a London borough,

(ii)

the Common Council of the City of London,

(iii)

the Sub-Treasurer of the Inner Temple, or

(iv)

the Under-Treasurer of the Middle Temple;

(c)

in Wales—

(i)

a county council, or

(ii)

a county borough council;

(d)

in Scotland, a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994;

(e)

in Northern Ireland, a district council established under section 1 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 F12..

(5) After section 37 insert—

37A.    Meaning of “the Mining Waste Directive” in section 37: England and Wales

(1) In section 37(4)(a)(iii), “the Mining Waste Directive” means Directive 2006/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the management of waste from extractive industries, read in accordance with subsections (2) to (5).

(2) Article 2 is to be read as if—

(a)in paragraph 2(c), the reference to Article 11(3)(j) of Directive 2000/60/EC F13 were a reference to that Article read in accordance with subsection (4);

(b)paragraphs 3 and 4 were omitted.

(3) Article 3(1) is to be read as if, for “Article 1(a) of Directive 75/442/EC F14” there were substituted “ Article 3(1) of the Waste Directive, as read with Articles 5 and 6 of that Directive ”.

(4) For the purposes of subsection (2)(a), Article 11(3)(j) of Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy is to be read as if—

(a)the reference to “Member States” were a reference to the appropriate authority or appropriate agency;

(b)in the words after the final indent, “environmental objectives”—

(i)in relation to the Northumbria River Basin District, means the environmental objectives referred to in the WFD Regulations as applied by regulation 5 of the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (Northumbria River Basin District) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/3245) F15;

(ii)in relation to the Solway Tweed River Basin District, has the same meaning as in regulation 2 of the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (Solway Tweed River Basin District) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/99) F16;

(iii)in relation to a river basin district within the meaning of the WFD Regulations, has the same meaning as in those Regulations.

(5) In subsection (4)—

  • “appropriate agency” and “appropriate authority” have the meanings given in section 37(9);

  • the WFD Regulations” means the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/407) F17..

F121972. c. 9 (N.I.); section 1 was amended by the Local Government (Boundaries) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 (c. 7) (N.I.), section 3(1) and S.I. 1985/454.

F13OJ No L 327, 22.12.2000, p 1, as last amended by Commission Directive 2014/101/EU (OJ No L 311, 31.10.2014, p 32).

F14OJ No L 194, 25.7.1975, p 47, repealed by Directive 2006/12/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ No L 114, 27.4.2006, p 9).

F15S.I. 2003/3245, amended by S.I. 2016/139 and 2017/407.

F16S.I. 2004/99, amended by S.I. 2016/139; there are other amending instruments but none is relevant.

Commencement Information

I3Reg. 6 in force at 31.12.2020 on IP completion day (in accordance with 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)), see reg. 1(2)(b)

Saving: regulations under section 1(1) or 23(2) of the Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003U.K.

7.  The amendments made by regulation 6(2) or 6(3) do not affect any regulations made under section 1(1) or 23(2) of the Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003 before the coming into force of this Part.

Commencement Information

I4Reg. 7 in force at 31.12.2020 on IP completion day (in accordance with 2020 c. 1, Sch. 5 para. 1(1)), see reg. 1(2)(b)

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