Storage of waste incapacitant sprays

If you comply with the requirements in this regulatory position statement (RPS) you can store waste incapacitant sprays without an environmental permit.


Storage of waste incapacitant sprays: RPS 138

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Incapacitant sprays, including for example CS and PAVA aerosol sprays used by Police forces, are regulated under the Firearms Act 1968 (as amended).

Operators proposing to store these items prior to disposal or recovery elsewhere would normally be expected to apply for both a permit under the Firearms Act 1968 and an environmental permit under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.

This guidance sets out the requirements you need to follow to store these wastes without an environmental permit.

Published 27 March 2014