Burning of waste as a fuel in an appliance with a net rated thermal input of less than 0.4 megawatts - paragraph 7 exemption

A Paragraph 7 exemption allows the burning of waste as a fuel in an appliance or appliances that have an aggregate net thermal input of less than 0.4 megawatts.

Waste stream(s) permitted

Any waste

Quantity

The quantity of waste to be burned is determined by the designated holding capacity of the appliance or appliances which have a net thermal input of less than 0.4 megawatts.

Storage and location

Waste must be securely stored on the premises where it is to be burned.

Definition

“net rated thermal input”, means the rate at which fuel can be burned at the maximum continuous rating of the appliance multiplied by the net calorific value of the fuel expressed as megawatts thermal.

What the legislation says

The full wording of the paragraph 7 exemption can be found in Schedule 2 of the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003. 

Relevant Objectives in relation to the disposal or recovery of waste are given in paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 to the Regulations.

If you think that you can meet the requirements of the paragraph 7 exemption and wish to proceed with the registration please contact:- 

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