The government now proposes to bring two new sets of regulations dealing with the handling, transfer and transport of waste in 2010
Who will the new waste controls regulations affect?
The proposals will affect businesses that:
- Produce waste
- Import waste
- Carry or transport waste
- Keep or store waste
- Treat waste
- Dispose of waste
- Operate as waste brokers or dealers.
This will affect most businesses. In particular regulations will affect the waste management industry and farmers.
The waste controls regulations coming into force in April 2010 ?
1. Regulations to deal with waste carrier and broker registration.
- Simplify the existing waste carrier regulations and make them more effective
- Require waste brokers and dealers to register with the EA
- Set out requirements for transfer notes
- Increase the maximum level of fines and make more use of fixed penalty notices in enforcing the regulations
2. Regulations to control the stop. search and seizure of vehicles as part of the waste controls enforcement regime.
- Streamline the procedures for seizing and disposing of any vehicle used in an illegal waste operation
- Tighten up procedures for tracing the registered keeper of any vehicle used in an illegal waste operation.
The regulations dealing with vehicle seizure, likely to be called the Control of Waste (Seized Property) Regulations 2010, are expected to come into force in April 2010.
The regulations dealing with waste carrier/broker registration are unlikely to be in force before the second half of 2010.