Generic Legislation Syllabus [1 June 2016]

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Title:

GENERIC – LEGISLATION (LEG)

Syllabus areas

Learning Outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

Source

1. Waste Classification

 

  • Classifying waste
  • Waste codes
  • Waste acceptance
  • Waste hierarchy

1.1 Know how to classify different types of waste

1.2 Know how to use the Consolidated List of Wastes (EWC) to identify the correct codes for waste

1.3 Know the Waste Acceptance Criteria for landfill

1.4 Know how to apply the Waste Hierarchy to waste in order to comply with the Hierarchy Declaration

 

Environment Agency – How to Classify different types of waste
Waste Classification Technical Guidance  - WM3 2015
Waste Hierarchy Guidance – DEFRA June 2011
Environment Agency – Waste Acceptance at Landfills
Environment Agency - Treatment of Waste for Landfill
Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011

 

2. Duty of Care/ Carrier Registration

 

  • Registration of waste carriers
  • General requirement of duty of care (Inc. transport/transfer of waste)
  • Waste classification / Lists of Wastes (EWC)
  • Record keeping/ Waste Information

 

 

2.1 Know the responsibilities of all those who handle waste in terms of duty of care

2.2 Know the duty of care requirements for waste storage in order to prevent escape when transferring or receiving waste

2.4 Know the documentation required when receiving or sending waste for disposal or treatment (including the use of electronic transfer notes)

2.5 Know the written information required when transferring or receiving waste

2.6 Know the checks for certifications and permissions before accepting or passing on any waste

GOV.UK - Dispose of Business or Commercial Waste
GOV.UK - Dispose of Business or Commercial Waste: Waste Transfer Notes
Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice
Electronic Duty of Care – edoc
GOV.UK - Access the Public Register for Environmental Information
GOV.UK - Waste: Import and Export
Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011
Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
Waste Classification Technical Guidance  - WM3 2015

3. Hazardous Waste  

  • Identification
  • Classification
  • Consignment

3.1 Know the common types of hazardous wastes

3.2 Know how to determine if a waste is hazardous or non-hazardous

3.3 Know the consignment procedure for hazardous waste

GOV.UK - Hazardous Waste Overview
Waste Classification Technical Guidance  - WM3 2015
GOV.UK - Hazardous Waste Consignment Notes

 

4. Environmental Permitting Regulations

 

  • Environmental Permits
  • Enforcement
  • Offences and penalties
  • Sentencing
  • Exemptions
  • Operator Competence
  • EMS

 

 

 

4.1 Know the purpose of an Environmental Permit

4.2 Know who can apply for an Environmental Permit

4.3 Know the consequences of not complying with an Environmental Permit and the enforcement options available to the Regulators 

4.4 Know the offences and the penalties under the Environmental Permitting Regulations

4.5 Know the criteria within the Sentencing Guidelines used for determining penalties

4.6 Know what to do if:
–    You require an Environmental Permit to be changed
–    You need to transfer an Environmental Permit to somebody else
–    You want to cancel an Environmental Permit 

4.7 Know where to find details of exemptions and how to comply

4.8 Know the requirements for maintaining Operator Competence

4.9 Know why a written management system is essential to a  site and how to ensure everyone complies with it

Environment Agency – Waste technical competence schemes (January 2012, V3)
Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Amendment Regulations 2013
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2015
GOV.UK - Environment Agency enforcement, sanctions and offences
Environmental Offences – Sentencing Guidelines
Check if you need an environmental  permit
Application for an Environmental Permit Part A (version 9, Dec 2014)
Application for an Environmental Permit Part D2 (version 8, Dec 2013)
GOV.UK - Change, Transfer or Cancel Your Environmental Permit
CIWM/WAMITAB Operator Competence Scheme - Continuing Competence

 

Additional Sources of information:

Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011

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