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  1. 1. 24/06/2012Waste Regulation Overview andLegislation UpdateSteve CawthorneEnvironment Officer (Waste)Midlands Region20 June 2012I will cover … Waste Regulation – Main Areas Illegal sites stats Upcoming / Recent changes The Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2011 Sources of information 1
  2. 2. 24/06/2012Crime Watch Moment 2
  3. 3. 24/06/2012Remediation measuresMain areas of waste regulation Environmental Permitting for Waste Handling Duty of Care Waste Carrier / Broker Registration Hazardous Waste Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Packaging 3
  4. 4. 24/06/2012Environmental Permitting for waste Exemptionsfor low risk activities that don’t need a permit. – Ongoing transition Standard Permitsa set of fixed rules for common activities. Bespoke permits written specifically for your activity.Continuing Technical Competence Obtained COTC certificate before 6th April 2008 ? Deadline for demonstrating continuing technical competence - 29th February 2012 Check with approved competence scheme 4
  5. 5. 24/06/2012Exemption transitions - ongoing Paragraph 13 or Paragraph 21 exemption willl no longer be able to carry out your waste operations after 5 April 2012 unless you have either: registered for a new, free of charge waste exemption (if you meet all the conditions and limits) or, have made an application for an environmental permit. Next transition date 1 October 2012 – Para’s 7, 11, 17 etcWaste Exemption Transitions Old Paragraph 9, 10, and 19 Ability to rely on these old exemptions ended 1 October 2011 Check your / your contractors exemption status 5
  6. 6. 24/06/2012Duty of Care If you produce, import, keep, transport, treat or dispose of waste, you must: keep it safely handle or dispose of it by authorised people ensure it is accompanied by a written description and waste transfer noteRecent Changes - Waste Transfer Notes From 28th September 2011 declaration on transfer note (or consignment note for hazardous waste) that the waste management hierarchy has been applied. Include 2007 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes Consultation on other forms of acceptable evidence aswell as transfer notes Electronic Duty of Care Programme (edoc). Estimated roll out 2014 6
  7. 7. 24/06/2012Waste HierarchyMarch 2011 – 661 IIlegal Waste Sites Types of Illegal Waste Site 3% 2% 7% 4% 25% 5% 25% 29% Household and/or Commercial Construction and Demolition End of Life Vehicles/Vehicle Parts Tyres WEEE* Hazardous Scrap Metal Other 7
  8. 8. 24/06/2012Waste Carriers / Brokers/ Dealers You must register with us (upper tier £154) if you: transport controlled waste as a business or for profit and are not the waste producer. are self-employed, a partnership or company (multi-national companies to electricians and plumbers) transporting construction and demolition waste 8
  9. 9. 24/06/2012Changes for Waste Carriers, Brokers andDealers There are now 3 types of registrant: carriers (those who actually move waste) dealers (those who use an agent to buy and sell waste) and brokers (those who arrange for the movement/disposal of waste on behalf of others). The term ‘Dealer’ is a new term. From December 2013, if you normally and regularly carry your own waste in the course of any business or for profit, you must register as a lower tier carrier (£ free)Carrier Registration Certificates New Format Need to check to ensure correct details are used on paperwork 9
  10. 10. 24/06/2012 Hazardous Waste Regulations Hazardous waste - harmful to human health or the environment e.g. asbestos, fluorescent light tubes, cathode ray tubes, oils, solvents, batteries, chemicals. Producers, over 500kg/yr,must register with us Consignment note systemIf you Produce Hazardous waste The regulations introduce a new hazardous property H13 (sensitising) and the old 13 has now become H15 (waste capable by any means after disposal of yielding another substance, eg leachate, which possesses any of the H1 to H14 hazardous properties). Anyone who produces, handles or manages hazardous waste must take all reasonable measures to apply the waste hierarchy when they transfer waste. A new consignment note is available and you will need to sign a declaration on the note to say that you have made these considerations. You can chose to use the new consignment notes immediately but they do not have to be used until 28 September 2011. 10
  11. 11. 24/06/2012Other rules that may affect you WEEE Regulations Packaging Waste Regulations if you have £2 million turnover or handle 50 tonnes or more of packaging a yearEU End of Waste regulations Effective 9 October 2011 a regulation specifying that scrap ferrous and aluminium metals will cease to be waste if they meet certain standards. May affect producer responsibility for packaging & permitting regime. No approved accreditation body as yet 11
  12. 12. 24/06/2012Separate Waste Collections The regulations also require the separate collection of waste paper, metal, plastic and glass from 1 January 2015 Any person who collects any of four waste streams – paper, metal, plastic or glass – must, from 1 January 2015, take practical measures to ensure separate collection of these wastes. Before 2015, it would be advisable for waste producers to consider any measures they might need to take to ensure that their wastes can be collected separately.Summary Any information on Fly tipped IBC ? Permitting, DOC, Haz Waste, Carriers, WEEE Changes due to Waste Regulations 2011 Waste Hierarchy Transfer / Consignment Note changes End of Waste – Ferrous and Aluminium Separate collections / segregation 12
  13. 13. 24/06/2012Help is availableEnvironment Agency customer contact centre03708 506 Information from Government / arms length body websites is currently being migrated to central sites such as the business link website making it easier to find the information you need in the future. Thank You Any questions? 13