Special Waste Regulations 1996

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1996/972
Year1996
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  • (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Special Waste Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 1st September 1996.(2) These Regulations do not extend to Northern Ireland.(3) These Regulations do not apply in relation to any special waste in respect of which, in accordance with regulation 26 below, the Control of Pollution (Special Waste) Regulations 1980 continue to have effect.in relation to places, premises and sites in England and Wales, the Environment Agency established by section 1 of the Environment Act 1995 ; andin relation to places, premises and sites in Scotland, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency established by section 20 of that Act;“the approved classification and labelling guide" means the document entitled “Approved guide to the classification and labelling of substances and preparations dangerous for supply (Second edition) " approved by the Health and Safety Commission on 18th October 1994 for the purposes of the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 1994;“the approved supply list" means the document entitled “Approved Supply List (F503rd Edition) —Information approved for the classification and labelling of substances and preparations dangerous for supply" approved by the Health and Safety Commission on F5124th January 1996 for the purposes of the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 1994;“carrier", in relation to a consignment of special waste, means the person who collects that waste from the premises at which it is being held and transports it to another place;“carrier’s round" in relation to consignments of special waste, means a journey made by a carrier during which he collects more than one consignment of special waste and transports all consignments collected to the same consignee who is specified in the consignment note;“carrier’s schedule" means a schedule prepared in accordance with regulation 8;“consignee", in relation to a consignment of special waste, means the person to whom that waste is to be transported;“consignment note", in relation to a consignment of special waste, means a note in a form corresponding to the form set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations, or in a form substantially to the like effect, and giving at any time the details required by these Regulations to be shown in respect of that consignment (including, where the consignment is one in a succession of consignments, any details required to be shown in respect of other consignments in the succession) ;“consignor", in relation to a consignment of special waste, means the person who causes that waste to be removed from the premises at which it is being heldF73, but does not include any occupier of domestic premises in respect of domestic waste removed from those premises;“controlled waste" has the same meaning as in Part II of the 1990 Act ;“conveyance" includes a vehicle designed to carry goods by road or rail and a vessel designed to carry goods by water;F74domestic waste” means waste produced by a household;F75European Waste Catalogue” means the list of wastes F109as defined in regulation 1B,“harbour area" has the same meaning as in the F97Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas Regulations 2016;...F62“holder” means the producer of waste or the person who is in possession of it;...F52“premises" includes any ship;F62“producer” means any person whose activities produce waste (“original producer”) and/or any person who carries out pre-processing, mixing or other operations resulting in a change in the nature or composition of this waste;“relevant code", in relation to a consignment note or carrier’s schedule, means the code assigned in accordance with regulation 4 to the consignment of special waste to which the consignment note or carrier’s schedule relates or, where the consignment is one in a carrier’s round, to the consignments in that round;“risk phrase" means the risk phrase shown under Part III of the approved supply list;“ship" means a vessel of any type whatsoever operating in the marine environment including submersible craft, floating craft and any structure which is a fixed or floating platform;“special waste" has the meaning given by regulation 2 of these Regulations; andF96“the Waste Directive” means Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste and repealing certain Directives, F100 as last amended by F107Directive (EU) 2018/851 ,F110waste” has the same meaning as in section 75(2) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 as read with section 75A of that Act,F60F62“waste management licence" has the meaning given by section 35(1) of the 1990 Act .(5) Other expressions used in these Regulations which are used in the Waste Directive have the same meanings as in that Directive.

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