Major accident off-site emergency plan: Mining waste directive

Guidance for the elements of the Mining Waste Directive relating to the drawing up of off-site emergency plans for Category A sites.


Major accident off-site emergency plan (Management of waste from extractive industries) (England and Wales) Regulations 2009

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Mining Waste Directive (MWD): Article 6 Category “A” Waste Facilities

The following guidance is drafted with respect to the transposition of Article 6 of the Mining Waste Directive (MWD) into English and Welsh law by the Major Accident Off-Site Emergency Plan (Management of Waste from Extractive Industries) (England and Wales) Regulations 2009 (“the Regulations”).

The guidance is specifically aimed at the elements of the MWD relating to the drawing up of off-site emergency plans for Category A sites and, in particular, at the competent authority that will have to draw up and, in the case of a major emergency, implement such plans. However, the guidance should also provide the operators of Category A sites with an understanding of their obligations under the Regulations.

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Published 31 August 2011