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Old "Paragraph" Exemption Expiries

Under the new Environmental Permitting Regulations, the Environment Agency has allowed industry a transitional period to swap over from the old "paragraph" exemption on the the new EPR exemptions. To find out when your exemption expires please use the table below.

The new exemptions are easier to apply for in comparison to the old system. However, in general they allow for much smaller quantities of waste to be handled, for example a Paragraph 12 exemption for composting allowed for 1000 tonnes or more, but the new T21 composting exemption allows only 60 tonnes, to continue operation in this example an environmental permit would be needed.

If you operation is over the limits set for the new exemption then you may well have to apply for an environmental permit, this is very time consuming so make sure you allow enough time to get a permit before your old arrangement expires.

Exemption Paragraph Number: 2-10   11-20  21-30   31-40   41-53 Choose number to skip to relevant section.

Old Exemption Description Moving on to. . . Expiry Date
       
Paragraph 2 Exemption Scrap metal furnaces Part B permit required which will also cover storage, loading/unloading of waste.
1 Oct 2013
Paragraph 3 Exemption Burning waste as a fuel Part B permit required which will also cover storage, loading/unloading of waste.
1 Oct 2013
Paragraph 4 Exemption  Packaging or containers T1 Cleaning, washing, spraying or coating relevant waste
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 5 Exemption Burning waste as fuel in small appliances U4 Burning of waste as a fuel in a small appliance
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 6 Exemption
Sludge on land
No exemption has been provided 1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 7 Exemption Waste for the benefit of land U10 Spreading waste on agricultural land to confer benefit

U11 Spreading waste on non-agricultural land to confer benefit

or Land Spreading Permit
 
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 8 Exemption
Storage of sludge which is to be used in accordance with the 1989 Regulations S3 Storage of sludge 1 Oct 2013
Paragraph 9 Exemption Land reclamation or improvement U1 Use of waste in construction (very limited use - see detailed U1 guidance)

U11Spreading waste on non-agricultural land for benefit

or Land Spreading Permit
1 Oct 2011
Paragraph 10 Exemption Sewage and Water Treatment Works T20 Treatment of waste at a water treatment works

T21 Recovery of waste at a waste water treatment works
1 Oct 2011
Paragraph 11 Exemption Preparatory treatments of certain Waste T4 Preparatory treatments (baling, sorting, shredding etc)
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 12 Exemption Composting waste T23, T24 or T25 Aerobic composting and Anaerobic Digestion

or Composting Permit
1 Oct 2011
Paragraph 13 Exemption Construction and soil materials T5 Screening and blending of waste

T6 Treatment of waste wood and waste plant matter by chipping, shredding, cutting
or pulverising
6 Apr 2012
Paragraph 14 Exemption Manufacturing finished goods U9 Use of waste to manufacture finished goods
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 15 Exemption Use of waste U8 Use of waste for a specified purpose
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 16 Exemption Biobeds T32 Treatment of waste in a biobed or biofilter
1 Oct 2013
Paragraph 17 Exemption Storage of waste in a secure place S2 Storage of waste in a secure place
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 18 Exemption Waste in secure containers S1 Storage of waste in secure containers
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 19 Exemption Waste for construction U1 Use of waste in construction
 
U3 Use of waste in the construction of entertainment or educational installations etc
1 Oct 2011
Paragraph 20 Exemption
Recovery of textiles T2 Recovery of textiles
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 21 Exemption Preparatory treatments of waste plant matter T6 Treatment of waste wood and waste plant matter by chipping shredding, cutting or
pulverising
6 Apr 2012
Paragraph 22 Exemption Recovery of silver T30 Recovery of silver
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 23 Exemption Recovery of waste consisting of animal by-products at a collection centre T22 Treatment of animal by-product waste at a collection centre
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 24 Exemption Crushing, grinding or size reduction of bricks, tiles or concrete T7 Treatment of waste bricks, tiles and concrete by crushing, grinding or reducing in
size
1 Oct 2013
Paragraph 25 Exemption Waterway dredging D1 Deposit of waste from dredging of inland waters
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 26 Exemption Recovery or disposal as part of the production process Non Waste Framework Directive 2  You do not have to register this exemption
6 Apr 2010
Paragraph 27 Exemption Baling, compacting, crushing, shredding or pulverising (at place of production) No exemption needed This is treatment ancillary to the collection of waste.
6 Apr 2010
Paragraph 28 Exemption
Spreading ash U15 Pig and poultry ash
1 Oct 2013
Paragraph 29  Exemption
Disposal by burning at the place of production D6 Disposal by incineration
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 30 Exemption
Burning waste in the open D7 Burning waste in the open
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 31 Exemption Waste from railway sanitary conveniences or sinks D2 Deposit of waste from a railway sanitary convenience
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 32 Exemption Waste from sanitary conveniences with removable receptacles D3 Deposit of waste from a portable sanitary convenience
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 33  Exemption Peatworking No exemption provided This activity is covered by the Mining Waste Directive
6 Apr 2010
Paragraph 34  Exemption Railway ballast Non Waste Framework Directive 2/3 You do not have to register this exemption
6 Apr 2010
Paragraph 35 Exemption Waste from Prospecting No exemption provided This activity is covered by the Mining Waste Directive
6 Apr 2010
Paragraph 36  Exemption Spreading dredgings U10 Spreading waste on agricultural land to confer benefit

or Land Spreading Permit
1 Oct 2013
Paragraph 37  Exemption The deposit of agricultural waste consisting of plant tissue at the place of production D4 Deposit of agricultural waste consisting of plant tissue under a Plant Health notice
1 Oct 2013
Paragraph 38 Exemption Samples of waste D5 Depositing samples of waste for the purposes of testing or analysing them
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 39 Exemption Storage of medicines and medical, nursing or veterinary waste Non Waste Framework Directive 4 You do not have to register this exemption
6 Apr 2010
Paragraph 40 Exemption Repair or refurbishment of WEEE T11 Repair or refurbishment of WEEE
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 41 Exemption Secure storage of WEEE S2 Storage of waste in a secure place
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 42  Exemption Crushing waste discharge lamps T17 Crushing waste fluorescent tubes
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 43 Exemption Glass manufacture and production No exemption needed Part B permit required which will also cover storage, loading/unloading of waste.
1 Oct 2013
Paragraph 44  Exemption Heating metals and metal alloys for the purpose of removing grease, oil or any
other non-metallic contaminant
T3 Treatment of waste metals and metal alloys by heating for the purposes of
removing grease etc
1 Oct 2013
Paragraph 45 Exemption Recovery of scrap metal or the dismantling of waste motor vehicles T9 Recovery of scrap metal 1 Oct 2013
Paragraph 46 Exemption Burning plant tissue waste and wood at a dock D8 Burning waste at a port under a Plant Health notice
1 Oct 2012
Paragraph 47  Exemption Treating land by the spreading of agricultural waste (milk) U10 Spreading waste on agricultural land to confer benefit
1 Oct 2013
Paragraph 48 Exemption Pet burial No exemption provided We do not intend to regulate this activity where the waste is not clinical
6 Apr 2010
Paragraph 49 Exemption Temporary storage of ships’ garbage or tank washings Non Waste Framework Directive 2/3 You do not have to register this exemption
6 Apr 2010
Paragraph 50 Exemption Storing non-liquid waste pending its management elsewhere Non Waste Framework Directive 4 You do not have to register this exemption
6 Apr 2010
Paragraph 51 Exemption Temporary storage of scrap rails Non Waste Framework Directive 2/3 You do not have to register this exemption
6 Apr 2010
Paragraph 52 Exemption Temporary storage of waste on the site where it is produced Non Waste Framework Directive 2/3 You do not have to register this exemption
6 Apr 2010
Paragraph 53 Exemption Storage of waste portable batteries at a collection point Non Waste Framework Directive 4 You do not have to register this exemption
6 Apr 2010

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