The List of Wastes (England) Regulations 2005

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2005/895

2005 No. 895

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, ENGLAND

The List of Wastes (England) Regulations 2005

Made 23th March 2005

Laid before Parliament 24th March 2005

Coming into force 16th July 2005

The Secretary of State, being a Minister designated1in relation to measures relating to the prevention, reduction and elimination of pollution caused by waste, in exercise of the powers conferred upon her by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 19722, makes the following Regulations:

S-1 Citation, commencement and application

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the List of Wastes (England) Regulations 2005 and come into force on 16th July 2005.

(2) These Regulations apply to England only.

S-2 Interpretation

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

(a)

(a) “the Waste Directive” means Council Directive 75/442/EEC3on waste as amended by—

(i) Council Directives 91/156/EEC4and 91/692/EEC5;

(ii) Commission Decision 96/350/EC6; and

(iii) Regulation (EC) No 1882/20037;

(b)

(b) Directive 67/548/EEC(the Dangerous Substances Directive, which is referred to in the Introduction to the List) means Directive 67/548/EEC8on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances as last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 807/20039; and

(c)

(c) “the Hazardous Waste Directive” means Council Directive 91/689/EEC10of 31st December 1991 on hazardous waste, as amended by Council Directive 94/31/EC11, and a reference to—

(i) an annex of the Hazardous Waste Directive is a reference to that annex as it is for the time being set out in the relevant schedule to the Hazardous Waste (England) Regulations; and

(ii) hazardous properties is a reference to the properties in Annex III as so set out.

(2) In these Regulations—

(a)

(a) “the List of Wastes Decision” means Commission Decision 2000/532/EC12of 3 May 2000 replacing Decision 94/3/EC13establishing a list of wastes pursuant to Article 1(a) of Council Directive 75/442/EECon waste and Council Decision 94/904/EC14establishing a list of hazardous waste pursuant to Article 1(4) of Council Directive 91/689/EECon hazardous waste, as amended by—

(i) Commission Decision 2001/118/EC15;

(ii) Commission Decision 2001/119/EC16; and

(iii) Council Decision 2001/573/EC17;

(b)

(b) “the List of Wastes” means the list of wastes set out in the Annex to the List of Wastes Decision, as it is set out in Schedule 1, being a list drawn up—

(i) in relation to wastes belonging to the categories listed in Annex I (Categories of Waste) of the Waste Framework Directive, by the Commission, acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 18 of that Directive;

(ii) in relation to hazardous waste, in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 18 of the Waste Framework Directive on the basis of—

(aa) Annex I (Categories or generic types of hazardous waste listed according to their nature or the activity which generated them) to the Hazardous Waste Directive; and

(bb) Annex II (Constituents of the wastes in Annex 1.B. which render them hazardous when they have the properties described in Annex III) to the Hazardous Waste Directive,

and a reference to the List of Wastes includes a reference to the Introduction thereto (“the Introduction to the List”).

(3) In these Regulations—

(a)

(a) “the Hazardous Waste Regulations” means the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 200518;

(b)

(b) “hazardous waste” has the meaning given by regulation 6 of the Hazardous Waste Regulations;

(c)

(c) “waste” has the meaning given by regulation 2(1)(b) of the Hazardous Waste Regulations; and

(d)

(d) “dangerous substance” means, notwithstanding paragraph 5 of the Introduction to the List, a substance which for the time being is a dangerous substance within the meaning of regulation 2 of the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 200219.

S-3 Effect of the List of Wastes

Effect of the List of Wastes

3.—(1) Subject to regulation 2(3)(d) and the following provisions of this regulation, the List of Wastes has effect for purposes connected with the regulation of waste and hazardous waste, and in particular for the purposes of—

(a)

(a) the determination of whether a material or substance is a waste or a hazardous waste, as the case may be;

(b)

(b) the classification and coding of wastes and hazardous waste,

and accordingly the List of Wastes and the codes and chapter headings shall be recognised and used for those purposes.

(2) Paragraph (1) is without prejudice to any regulations made under section 62A(1) of the Environmental Protection Act 199020or any determination under regulations 8 or 9 of the Hazardous Waste Regulations.

(3) Subject to regulation 2(3)(c), the notes set out in the Introduction to the List have effect for the purposes of—

(a)

(a) the interpretation of the List of Wastes;

(b)

(b) the determination of whether a material or substance is a waste or a hazardous waste, as the case may be; and

(c)

(c) the identification of a waste or hazardous waste, as the case may be.

(4) The different types of wastes in the List of Wastes are fully defined by the six-digit code for the waste and the respective two-digit and four-digit chapter headings, and accordingly, for purposes connected with the regulation of waste or hazardous waste—

(a)

(a) any reference to a waste by its six-digit code as specified in the List of Wastes is to be treated as a reference to that waste; and

(b)

(b) a reference to wastes by the respective two-digit or four-digit chapter heading is a reference to the wastes listed in the List of Wastes under that chapter heading.

(5) Where any provision (howsoever expressed) of an enactment imposes a requirement that the six digit code be given, or authorises any action to be taken or requirement to be dispensed with on condition that the six digit code is given, that requirement or condition shall not be taken to have been complied with unless the code given is the code for the waste, or hazardous waste, as the case may be, in the List of Wastes.

(6) Subject to paragraph (7), a waste marked with an asterisk in the List of Wastes is considered listed in the List of Wastes as a hazardous waste for the purposes of regulation 6(a) of the Hazardous Waste Regulations.

(7) Where a waste marked with an asterisk in the List of Wastes comprises or contains one or more dangerous substances, it is considered a hazardous waste—

(a)

(a) where the description in the List of Wastes makes no reference to a dangerous substance, regardless of the actual concentration of any dangerous substance present or properties of the waste or that substance;

(b)

(b) where a waste is identified as hazardous by a specific or general reference (howsoever expressed) to dangerous substances, if the concentrations of those substances are such (that is, percentage by weight) that the waste—

(i) presents one or more of the hazardous properties ; and

(ii) in the case of any of the hazardous properties H3 to H8, H10 or H11, satisfies the requirements of regulation 4.

S-4 Properties and characteristics of dangerous substances classified as hazardous waste

Properties and characteristics of dangerous substances classified as hazardous waste

4. Wastes satisfies the requirements of this regulation in respect of any of the properties H3 to H8, H1021and H11 of Annex III, where it displays one or more of the following characteristics—

(a) flash point ≤ 55 °C;

(b) one or more substances classified22as very toxic at a total concentration ≥ 0,1 %;

(c) one or more substances classified as toxic at a total concentration ≥ 3 %;

(d) one or more substances classified as harmful at a total concentration ≥ 25 %;

(e) one or more corrosive substances classified as R35 at a total concentration ≥ 1 %;

(f) one or more corrosive substances classified as R34 at a total concentration ≥ 5 %;

(g) one or more irritant substances classified as R41 at a total concentration ≥ 10 %;

(h) one or more irritant substances classified as R36, R37, R38 at a total concentration ≥ 20 %;

(i) one substance known to be carcinogenic of category 1 or 2 at a concentration ≥ 0,1 %;

(j) one substance known to be carcinogenic of category 3 at a concentration ≥ 1 %;

(k) one substance toxic for reproduction of category 1 or 2 classified as R60, R61 at a concentration ≥ 0,5 %;

(l) one substance toxic for reproduction of category 3 classified as R62, R63 at a concentration ≥ 5 %;

(m) one mutagenic substance of category 1 or 2 classified as R46 at a concentration ≥ 0,1 %,

(n) one mutagenic substance of category 3 classified as R40 at a concentration ≥ 1 %.

S-5 Consequential Amendments

Consequential Amendments

5. Schedule 2 (which makes consequential amendments to secondary legislation) has effect.

Elliot Morley

Minister of State

Department for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs

23rd March 2005

SCHEDULE 1

Regulation 2(2)(b)

THE LIST OF WASTES – THE ANNEX TO THE LIST OF WASTES DECISION

List of wastes pursuant to Article 1(a) of Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Article 1(4) of Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste

“ANNEX

List of wastes pursuant to Article 1(a) of Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Article 1(4) of Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste

Introduction

SCH-1.1

1. The present list is a harmonised list of wastes. It will be periodically reviewed on the basis of new knowledge and, in particular, of research results, and if necessary revised in accordance with Article 18 of Directive 75/442/EEC. However, the inclusion of a material in the list does not mean that the material is a waste in all circumstances. Materials are considered to be waste only where the definition of waste in Article 1(a) of Directive 75/ 442/EEC is met.

SCH-1.2

2. Wastes included in the list are subject to the provisions of Directive 75/442/ EEC except where Article 2(1)(b) of this Directive...

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