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Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [HL]


Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [HL]



Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Environment, Food and

Rural Affairs are published separately as HL Bill 3—EN.


The Lord Whitty has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the

Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [HL] are

compatible with the Convention rights.

HL Bill 353/2


Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [HL]




Part 1


Chapter 1

Waste sent to landfills

Landfill targets

      1        Target years

      2        Non-target years

      3        Non-target years: default rules

Landfill allowances scheme

      4        Allocation of landfill allowances

      5        Alteration of allocations under section 4

      6        Borrowing and banking of landfill allowances

      7        Trading and other transfer of landfill allowances

      8        Duty not to exceed allowances

Scheme operation and monitoring etc

      9        Monitoring authorities

      10        Scheme regulations

      11        Powers in relation to waste disposal authorities

      12        Powers in relation to landfill operators

      13        Disclosure of information by monitoring and allocating authorities

      14        Monitoring information: registers

      15        Registers: public access

Strategies for reducing landfilling of biodegradable waste

      16        Strategy for England

      17        Strategy for Scotland

      18        Strategy for Wales

      19        Strategy for Northern Ireland

HL Bill 353/2

Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [HL]



Interpretation of Chapter 1

      20        “Biodegradable waste” and “municipal waste”

      21        “Landfill”

      22        “Scheme year” and “target year”

      23        Other definitions


      24        Activities to which Chapter 1 does not apply

      25        Penalties under Chapter 1: general

      26        Regulations under Chapter 1: procedural provisions

Chapter 2

Waste management in Wales

      27        Municipal waste management strategies

      28        Provision of information about waste by local authorities

Chapter 3


      29        Regulations under Part 1

      30        Meaning of “waste” in Part 1

Part 2

Trading of emissions quotas

      31        Pollution regulations: emissions trading schemes

      32        Penalty provisions of the UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme


Part 3


      33        Commencement

      34        Extent

      35        Short title


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