This document is to consult upon the proposed Waste Management Licensing (Amendment No. X) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014.
Schedule 1 to the Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 19993 (the 1999 Regulations) and regulation 2 of the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 20034 (the 2003 Regulations) fulfil the requirement of Article 3(3)(a) of the 1997 Order by prescribing the offences which must be taken into account by the Department when determining if the person holding a waste management licence or registering as a waste carrier, broker or dealer is a fit and proper person to do so.
Schedule 1 to the 1999 Regulations and regulation 2 of the 2003 Regulations are outdated and no longer fit for purpose. Accordingly, the Department is proposing to amend the legislation.
This will allow the Department to make more informed decisions that will ensure waste is managed in a manner that excludes criminality, encourages legitimate business and protects human health and the environment.