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  1. Waste Framework Directive Implementation Alan Holmes Waste framework Directive Implementation Manager NERF 26 May 2011

  2. Recap - rWFD Objectives • Replaces and consolidates old WFD, Hazardous and Oils directives • Waste as a resource, ‘recycling society’ • Waste hierarchy as a priority order • Household recycling and C&D recovery targets • Separate collection of 4 specified materials by 2015 • Scope and content of waste management plans • Waste prevention programmes • End of waste

  3. Key changes Waste (E&W) Regulations 2011 29 March 2011 • Greater emphasis on waste hierarchy (Part 5) • Priority order • requirement in permits, transfer notes • Some exclusions from WFD controls e.g. ABP [but still waste!] • Some changes to • Duty of Care (Reg 35 replaces 1991 Regs) • Carriers & Broker regime (Part 8 of regs) • Hazardous Waste Controls (Sch 2 of Regs) • Separate Collection (Jan 2015) – any plans?

  4. Govt Guidance • Overarching on the transposition regulations • Including revision of EP Guidance • Definition of Waste • Waste Hierarchy • 3 parts • Hazardous Waste Strategy • Duty of Care Code of Practice (statutory) • Registration of carriers brokers and dealers

  5. EC Guidance Later this year • Overarching • definitions (recycling) • Hierarchy • Exclusions • separate collections • R1 • Minimum standards (for treatment operations) End of Waste Regulations

  6. Environment Agency Guidance • For our customers and partners- NetRegs/Bus Link, EA Website, NCCC • Briefing notes & FAQ’s • Guidance, application forms, new systems- How to comply, clear and simple- engagement with customer groupings- available before changes impact What are others doing?

  7. Waste Hierarchy - We have a [long] way to go! Producers ResourceEfficiency Quality standards Protocols End of Waste Illegal activity What more can we [all] do?

  8. Hierarchy – how do we make it work? • Challenges and Opportunities • Roles • Ours in Regulating business • Further info • http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/economy/waste/eu-framework-directive/ • http://www.wrap.org.uk/business/ • http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/waste/128153.aspx

  9. Hierarchy Guidance - ‘Priority Order’ • Short guidance(referred to in Art 15) • explains each step of the hierarchy • how the hierarchy applies to common materials • what businesses need to do • Interactive online tool– with simple messages, sources of help and case studies • Evidence paper– for those who want to know more about the science underpinning the hierarchy Your role implementing? Opportunity or Challenge?

  10. Duty of Care – new regime Reg 35 What is its role going forward? • Being clear on responsibilities • Improved awareness and understanding • Waste Hierarchy • Transfer notes declaration, evidence? • Revised Code of Practice • Preventing mismanagement of waste • Best practice • Electronic Duty of Care (eDOC) • Separate collection 2015

  11. Carrier & Broker [& Dealer] – new regime • Introduced by Waste Regulations 2011 (Part 8) • 2 Tier – Upper and Lower • Upper as now • Lower new 1-off registration (waste producers ‘normally & regularly’ at end of 2013) • Guidance • Awareness raising and queries management • Hierarchy declaration (Part 9 Reg 35) • role of waste contractors?

  12. End of waste & implications • New EC Regulation 9 Oct 2011 • Ferrous scrap metals • Others (Cu scrap, paper, glass) following soon • Implications for Producer Responsibility • Permit changes • Waste protocols approach • Quality standards/QMS By Products? Waste Stream Approach

  13. Queries to date • Format for new transfer note • Use of Declaration and SIC code (from 28 Sept 2011) • Season tickets • Guidance on hierarchy, evidence • Duty of Care been replaced • Lower tier carrier registration • End of Waste EC Regulation explained • Permit conditions, haz waste changes http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/waste/128153.aspx

  14. Thank you! Alan Holmes alan.holmes@environment-agency.gov.uk 0191 2034232