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Environmental permitting guidance: Exempt waste operations

Understand the European Community (EC) directive 2006/12/EC6 on waste (Waste Framework Directive).

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This guidance is part of a series of documents which accompany the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (Regulations).

The series consists of the Environmental Permitting Core Guidance, which describes the general permitting and compliance requirements, and guidance on each of the European Directives implemented through the regime. Separate guidance is available for local authority regulation under the regime.

This guidance should be read in conjunction with the Environmental Permitting Core Guidance.

This guidance is aimed at helping readers understand the European Community (EC) Directive 2006/12/EC6 on waste (Waste Framework Directive) insofar as it provides that certain waste disposal or recovery operations may be exempt from the need to hold an environmental permit.

It aims to help readers understand what an „exempt waste operation? under the Regulations is and the requirements associated with exempt waste operations, such as registration and record-keeping.

This guidance is intended to help those regulating and carrying on waste disposal or recovery operations covered by the Waste Framework Directive and those who are depositing waste covered by section 33 (1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. It will also be of interest to others.

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