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1 Going for Green Compliance 2 October 2014 Claire McNally, Associate Cleaver Fulton Rankin Green Biz 2014

2 Topics Updating your legislation register The cost of non compliance Opportunities in environmental compliance Practical example of compliance – waste and the duty of care

3 Legislation register Sources – E.g., Netregs; Cedrec; nibusinessinfo Take specific advice – applicability, interpretation, likely implementation, case law etc.

4 Non compliance Water legislation – offence to discharge polluting matter in to a waterway, underground strata or groundwater; Statutory Nuisance – e.g., deposit prejudicial to health or a nuisance; Protected areas or protected species; Waste legislation o Contaminated Land regime – polluter pays principle. Not yet commenced; o Article 27 Notice o Keeping, treating or disposal of waste in a manner likely to cause pollution to the environment; o Breach of the Duty of Care; o Proceeds of Crime

5 Opportunities and Future Developments? Manufacturing Company - Case Study CSR and good PR Tenders Reduced waste = cost savings ISO Environmental Management Systems – out for consultation with an updated version due by end of Emphasis on leaders within organisations promoting environmental management and shift towards improving environmental performance rather than management systems; Environmental Better Regulation Bill – DOE issued response to consultation in August 2013; Better Regulation Feedback and Review of NI Business Red Tape (Pilot reviews with a focus on construction, agri-food and three specific areas of hospitality).

6 Waste and the Duty of Care Restrictions on the landfilling of food waste –Regulations regarding separately collected food waste and banning of food waste to landfill from April 2015; Proposal to increase EU recycling targets by 2030; Duty of Care Code of Practice updated July 2014; Waste Producer and the Duty of Care – Practical considerations:-  Handle and store waste safely and securely – e.g., containers, prevent leakage, vandalism  Check is the waste carrier/manager authorised and reputable – NIEA public register?  Waste Transfer Note (WTN) – accurate and adequate description of waste, bear signatories etc.;  Keep WTNs for a minimum of 2 years (or 3 years if Hazardous Waste Consignment Notes);  Should know destination of waste; landfill, transfer station, export;  Your obligations do not cease at the point the waste leaves your premises; not until there is a new “producer”, e.g., transfer facility that changes the nature of the waste; NB disposing of waste and Data Protection Act – personal data

7 Thank You


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