Operation of a scrap metal furnace under an IPC authorisation - paragraph 3 exemption

Paragraph 3 allows the operation, under an authorisation granted under the Industrial Pollution Control Order, of a scrap metal furnace with a designed holding capacity of less than 25 tonnes and the loading or unloading of the furnace in connection with its operation.

Waste stream permitted

Scrap metal

Quantity

There is no limit to the amount of scrap metal that can be processed, however the designated holding capacity of the furnace must not exceed 25 tonnes

Storage and location

Storage of the scrap metal must be at the site where the furnace is located (but not in cases where that place is used for carrying on business as a scrap metal dealer). There is no limit to the amount of waste that can be stored.

Additional conditions

The operation must be authorised by an authorisation granted under the Industrial Pollution Control Order to the extent that it is or forms part of a process within paragraphs (b), (e) or (f) of Part B, or (a), (b) or (d) of Part C of section 2.1 (iron and steel) or paragraphs (a), (b) or (c) of Part B, or (a) or (b) of Part C of section 2.2 (non-ferrous metals), of Part I of Schedule 1 to the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003.

Part B processes are authorised by the Industrial Pollution and Radiochemical Inspectorate of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. 

Part C processes are authorised by the local District Council.

The relevant IPC authorisation must be submitted with the Paragraph 3 exemption application.

What the legislation says

The full wording of the paragraph 3 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 3 exemption and wish to proceed with the registration please contact:-

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