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Environmental protection act 1990: Part II. Waste management licensing: the framework directive on waste

Circular 11/94

Environmental protection act 1990: Part II. Waste management licensing: the framework directive on waste

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Sustainability, Environment, Development & Planning




Advises on the interpretation of the EC Waste Framework Directive and its implementation through the Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994. Sets out a hierarchy of waste use options, including reduction, re-use, recovery and disposal which is part of the waste management licensing system, a provision of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Also covers: the EC Framework Directive on Waste; the definition of waste; the relevance of the Food and Environmental Protection Act 1985; the Waste Management Licensing System; exemptions from licensing; registration of exemptions; protection of groundwater; registration of waste brokers; public registers and annual reports; waste management licensing and commercial confidentiality appeals; other provisions including powers to remove unlawfully deposited waste.


Joint circular. Also known as Welsh Office Circular 26/94 and Scottish Office Environment Department Circular 10/94.




Publisher History

The Department of the Environment merged with the Department of Transport to form the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions. This organisation has since combined with others to form the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.



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