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Waste management legislation is complex and rapidly changing; failure to comply and to manage wastes effectively can result in serious pollution and this has been recognised in the establishment of a waste crime unit within the Environment Agency.
It is therefore important to ensure that you have a good
understanding of the key legal requirements AND their implications for day to
day wastes management. In 2021/22 we have seen the introduction of the new
Environment Act which contains amongst other features new systems for tracking
waste under duty of care that will obviate the need for controlled waste
transfer notes. At the same time concerns over description of wastes,
especially those from waste screening activities (e.g. trommel fines) have led
to extensive audits of a large number of permitted waste facilities by the
Environment Agency. This course will examine these changes in detail and will
put them into the context of currently applicable controls and will provide a
summary of their potential impacts. Topics to be addressed will include:
- An update on wastes
classification, duty of care and related guidance, including developments
in waste tracking;
- Potential changes to waste
- Potential changes to a
range of standard rule permits, especially those relating to biowaste
- A summary of the
Environment Act (2021) and potential implications in relation to wastes
- An update on key changes
to Regulatory Position Statements and Low Risk Waste Guidance;
- A summary of recent
changes to hazardous waste controls, especially relating to separation
The material is presented in a way that identifies the legal obligations of all those managing waste and provides practical solutions for waste management practices in the light of new legal requirements. By attending this seminar, delegates can make an immediate impact on waste compliance practices within their organisation helping to provide confidence that legal obligations are being met, and that associated risks are being managed effectively and efficiently.
Who Should Attend?
All those with responsibility for ensuring waste legal compliance within their business and those who are seeking to improve their understanding of current and recently emerging waste law. The course will be relevant to new practitioners and those with more experience, but who may have little formal training.
On completion of the course, attendees will:
- Have an appreciation of potentially important
changes to waste legislation and impacts on day-to-day waste management; and
- Appreciate the potential technical and cost
implications of changes to waste permitting and exemptions;