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Baseline work for revised Environmental Permitting Regulations: wastes spread to land - WR1120

Wastes spread to land under paragraph 7 (and one from paragraph 16) of the [2007] Environmental Permitting Regulations have been reviewed and the revised Regulations set out the relevant wastes in paragraphs U10 (Spreading waste on agricultural land to confer benefit) and U11(Spreading waste on non-agricultural land to confer benefit). Defra want to establish the environmental risks associated with these wastes in order to demonstrate a clear improvement and set the baseline for these paragraphs of the revised Regulations.

To assess the environmental risks of wastes spread to land under the revised Environmental Permitting Regulations.


1. Gather relevant data on the notifications submitted to the Environment Agency for the specific wastes included in paragraphs U10 and U11 of the Revised Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2009.

2. Assess the environmental risks associated with spreading these wastes
(i) at the average loading rate found in the notifications, and
(ii) at the quantity limit set in the revised Regulations
according to the same methodology used in the project WR1103 (‘Review of the Environmental Impacts of Spreading Wastes to Land’).

3. Populate a table in the same format as Table 4.1 (Tier 1 risk assessment) of the WR1103 project report and following the same Tier 1 and, as appropriate, Tier 2 methodology to produce a risk score for each specific waste.

Project Documents
• Final Report : Baseline Work for Revised Environmental Permitting Regulations: Wastes Spread to Land   (490k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2010

To: 2010

Cost: £5,410
Contractor / Funded Organisations
WRc plc
Environment and Health              
Environmental Impacts              
Environmental Protection              
Indicators and benchmarking              
Waste Management              
Fields of Study
Waste Management