Using treated asphalt waste: regulatory position statement 075

If you comply with the requirements in this regulatory position statement (RPS) we will not require an environmental permit for the final use of asphalt waste containing coal tar in construction operations.


Use of treated asphalt waste: RPS 075

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Asphalt waste containing coal tar (AWCCT) is considered to be hazardous waste where the level of coal tar is >0.1%. Even when they are treated, normally through encapsulation using a cold recycling bound mixture, they are still considered to be hazardous waste. Their treatment and subsequent use in construction operations requires an environmental permit unless the requirements in this guidacne are followed.

This RPS is only relevant to the final use of the material.

Published 27 March 2014