Waste Management Act 1996

Regulations, orders and directions.

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7. (1) The Minister may make regulations prescribing any matter or thing which is referred to in this Act as prescribed or to be prescribed or for the purpose of enabling any provision of this Act to have full effect.

(2) Regulations made under this Act may make different provisions in relation to different areas, different circumstances, different classes of persons or waste and different waste management or other activities.

(3) A regulation under this Act (other than a regulation under section 7 (6), 39 (8) or 62 ) or an order under this Act (other than an order under F32 [ section 1(2) , 8 , 69(1) or 72(12) ] or an order under subsection (5) amending or revoking an order under section 8 or 69 (1) ) shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling such regulation or order is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the regulation or order is laid before it, the regulation or order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

(4) Where regulations under section 7 (6), 39 (8) or 62 , or an order under section 8 or 69 (1) or an order under subsection (5) amending or revoking such an order, is or are proposed to be made, a draft of the regulations or the order, as the case may be, shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the regulations or order shall not be made until a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by each such House.

(5) ( a) The Minister may by order amend or revoke an order made by him or her under this Act F32 [ (other than an order under section 72(12) but including an order under this paragraph) ] and by direction amend or revoke a direction given by him or her under this Act (including a direction under this paragraph).

( b) The Agency may by direction amend or revoke a direction given by it under this Act (including a direction under this paragraph).

( c) An order or direction under this subsection shall be made or given in the like manner and its making or giving shall be subject to the like (if any) consents and conditions as the order or direction that it is amending or revoking.

(6) If in any respect any difficulty arises in bringing any provision of this Act into operation or in relation to the operation of any such provision, the Minister may by regulations do anything which appears to him or her to be necessary or expedient for removing that difficulty, for bringing that provision into operation, or for securing or facilitating its operation, and any such regulations may modify any provision of this or any other enactment so far as may be necessary or expedient for the purposes aforesaid but no regulations may be made under this subsection in relation to a provision of this Act after the expiration of 2 years from the commencement of that provision.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F32

Inserted (17.07.2001) by Waste Management (Amendment) Act 2001 (36/2001), s. 10, commenced on enactment.

Editorial Notes:

E13

Power pursuant to section exercised (20.12.2019) by Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 684 of 2019).

E14

Power pursuant to section exercised (11.09.2019) by Waste Management (Facility Permit And Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 250 of 2019), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E15

Power pursuant to section exercised (12.04.2019) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 182 of 2019).

E16

Power pursuant to section exercised (2.04.2018) by Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 96 of 2018), in effect as per reg. 2.

E17

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2017) by Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 599 of 2017).

E18

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2017) by Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 598 of 2017).

E19

Power pursuant to section exercised (14.09.2017 and 1.10.2017) by Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 400 of 2017), part in effect on date of making, and part as per reg. 1(2).

E20

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.10.2017) by Waste Management (Farm Plastics) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 396 of 2017), in effect as per reg. 2.

E21

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.06.2016) by Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment)(No.2) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 346 of 2016).

E22

Power pursuant to section exercised (16.01.2016) by Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 24 of 2016).

E23

Power pursuant to section exercised (24.11.2015) by Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 538 of 2015).

E24

Power pursuant to section exercised (15.05.2015) by Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 198 of 2015).

E25

Power pursuant to section exercised (15.05.2015) by Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 197 of 2015).

E26

Power pursuant to section exercised (7.05.2015) by Waste Management (Food Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 190 of 2015).

E27

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.06.2015) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 189 of 2015), in effect as per reg. 2.

E28

Power pursuant to section exercised (25.11.2014) by Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 546 of 2014).

E29

Power pursuant to section exercised (7.07.2014) by Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 320 of 2014).

E30

Power pursuant to section exercised (18.12.2013) by Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 504 of 2013).

E31

Power pursuant to section exercised (13.07.2010) by Waste Management (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 350 of 2010), in effect as per reg. 2.

E32

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.03.2010) by Waste Management (Registration of Sewage Sludge Facility) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 32 of 2010), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E33

Power pursuant to section exercised (10.12.2009) by Waste Management (Food Waste) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 508 of 2009).

E34

Power pursuant to section exercised (27.07.2009) by Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal By Burning) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 286 of 2009).

E35

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2008) by Waste Management (Registration of Brokers and Dealers) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 113 of 2008), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E36

Power pursuant to section exercised (31.03.2008) by Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 87 of 2008).

E37

Power pursuant to section exercised (31.03.2008) by Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 86 of 2008).

E38

Power pursuant to section exercised (31.03.2008) by Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 821 of 2007), in effect as per reg. 2.

E39

Power pursuant to section exercised (31.03.2008) by Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 820 of 2007), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E40

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2007) by Waste Management (Environmental Levy) (Plastic Bag) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 167 of 2007), in effect as per reg. 3.

E41

Power pursuant to section exercised (20.02.2007) by Waste Management (Environmental Levy) (Plastic Bag) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 62 of 2007), in effect as per reg. 3.

E42

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2006) by Waste Management (Packaging) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 308 of 2006), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E43

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2005) by Waste Management (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 290 of 2005), in effect as per reg. 2.

E44

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.12.2004) by Waste Management (Packaging) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 871 of 2004), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E45

Power pursuant to section exercised (12.07.2004) by Waste Management (Licensing) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 395 of 2004), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E46

Power pursuant to section exercised (9.10.2003) by Waste Management (Environment Fund) (Prescribed Payments) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 478 of 2003).

E47

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.03.2003) by Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 61 of 2003), in effect as per reg. 3.

E48

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2001) by Waste Management (Environmental Levy) (Plastic Bag) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 605 of 2001).

E49

Power pursuant to section exercised (14.09.2001) by Waste Management (Prescribed Date) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 390 of 2001).

E50

Power pursuant to section exercised (23.07.2001) by Waste Management (Farm Plastics) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 341 of 2001), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E51

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.06.2001) by Waste Management (Use of Sewage Sludge in Agriculture) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 267 of 2001), in effect as per reg. 1(3).

E52

Power pursuant to section exercised (23.06.2000) by Waste Management (Licensing) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 185 of 2000).

E53

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.05.2000) by Waste Management (Hazardous Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 73 of 2000), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E54

Power pursuant to section exercised (20.05.1998) by Waste Management (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 164 of 1998), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E55

Power pursuant to section exercised (20.05.1998) by Waste Management (Hazardous Waste) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 163 of 1998), in effect as per reg. 2.

E56

Power pursuant to section exercised (20.05.1998) by Waste Management (Use of Sewage Sludge in Agriculture) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 148 of 1998), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E57

Power pursuant to section exercised (20.05.1998) by Waste Management (Amendment of Waste Management Act 1996) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 146 of 1998), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E58

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.04.1997) by Waste Management (Register) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 183 of 1997).

E59

Power pursuant to section exercised (27.03.1997) by Waste Management (Planning) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 137 of 1997).

E60

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2013) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 194 of 2013), in effect as per reg. 2; rendered obsolete by revocation of S.I. No. 434 of 2011, see below.

E61

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2012) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 221 of 2012), in effect as per reg. 2; rendered obsolete by revocation of S.I. No. 434 of 2011, see below.

E62

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (1.09.2011) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 434 of 2011), in effect as per reg. 2; revoked (1.06.2015) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 189 of 2015), reg. 19(1), in effect as per reg. 2; subject to transitional provision in reg. 19(2).

E63

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (1.04.2010, 1.06.2010, 1.12.2010, 10.04.2010, and 1.06.2015) by Waste Management (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 143 of 2010), in effect as per reg. 3; revoked (13.07.2011) by European Communities (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 355 of 2011), reg. 46, in effect as per reg. 45.

E64

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.04.2010, 10.04.2010, and 1.12.2010) by Waste Management (End-of-Life Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 142 of 2010), in effect as per reg. 3; rendered obsolete by revocation of S.I. No. 282 of 2006, see below.

E65

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.02.2010) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 31 of 2010), in effect as per reg. 2; rendered obsolete by revocation of S.I. No. 199 of 2008, see below.

E66

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (20.01.2010) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 13 of 2010); superseded (23.08.2011) by Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (20/2011), s. 13(d), S.I. No. 433 of 2011.

E67

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.12.2009) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Amendment Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 550 of 2009), in effect as per reg. 2; rendered obsolete by revocation of S.I. No. 199 of 2008, see below.

E68

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (11.12.2009) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 496 of 2009), art. 4; superseded (20.01.2010) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 13 of 2010), art. 4.

E69

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (26.09.2008) by Waste Management (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 376 of 2008), in effect as per reg. 3; rendered obsolete by revocation of S.I. No. 341 of 2005, see below.

E70

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (23.09.2008, 26.09.2008, and 1.01.2009) by Waste Management (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 375 of 2008), in effect as per reg. 3; revoked (13.07.2011) by European Communities (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 355 of 2011), reg. 46, in effect as per reg. 45.

E71

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (16.07.2008) by Waste Management (Batteries and Accumulators) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 268 of 2008); revoked by European Union (Batteries and Accumulators) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 283 of 2008), reg. 49(1), subject to transitional provision in para. (2) and construed as per para. (3), as amended (30.07.2017) by European Union (Batteries and Accumulators) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 349 of 2014), reg. 2.

E72

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2008) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 199 of 2008), in effect as per reg. 2; revoked (1.09.2011) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 434 of 2011), reg. 19(1), in effect as per reg. 2; subject to transitional provision in reg. 19(2).

E73

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (4.06.2008) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 168 of 2008); superseded (11.12.2009) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 496 of 2009), art. 4.

E74

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (15.12.2007 and 31.03.2008) by Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 798 of 2007), in effect as per reg. 3; revoked (21.06.2014) by European Union (Packaging) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 282 of 2014), reg. 36(1), in effect as per reg. 3, subject to transitional provision and construed as per reg. 36(2) and (3).

E75

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2008) by Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 664 of 2007), in effect as per reg. 1(2); revoked (1.10.2017) by Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 400 of 2017), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E76

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2007) by Waste Management (Environmental Levy) (Plastic Bag) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 66 of 2007), in effect as per reg. 3; revoked on same date (1.07.2007) by Waste Management (Environmental Levy) (Plastic Bag) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 167 of 2007), reg. 6, in effect as per reg. 3.

E77

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (28.07.2006) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy)(Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 402 of 2006); revoked (1.07.2008) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 199 of 2008), reg. 20, in effect as per reg. 2.

E78

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (8.06.2006) by Waste Management (End-Of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 282 of 2006), in effect as per reg. 3; revoked (21.06.2014) by European Union (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 281 of 2014), reg. 37(1), in effect as per reg. 3; subject to transitional provision and construed as per reg. 37(2) and (3).

E79

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (5.07.2005) by Waste Management (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 341 of 2005); revoked (2.01.2013) by European Union (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 513 of 2012), reg. 35(1), in effect as per reg. 34; subject to transitional provision and construed as per reg. 35(2) and (3).

E80

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (5.07.2005) by Waste Management (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 340 of 2005); revoked (30.07.2011) by European Communities (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 397 of 2011), reg. 3, in effect as per reg. 2.

E81

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (2.07.2002) by Waste Management (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 336 of 2002); revoked (12.07.2004) by Waste Management (Licensing) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 395 of 2004), reg. 2(1) and sch. 1, in effect as per reg. 1(2), subject to transitional provision in reg. 2(2).

E82

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (13.03.2002) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 86 of 2002); revoked (1.07.2008) by Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 199 of 2008), reg. 20, in effect as per reg. 2.

E83

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (30.11.2001) by Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 540 of 2001); revoked (31.03.2008) by Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 820 of 2007), art. 2(1) and sch. 1, in effect as per art. 1(2); subject to transitional provision in art. 2(2).

E84

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (14.09.2001) by Waste Management Act 1996 (Prescribed Date) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 345 of 2001); superseded (14.09.2001) by Waste Management (Prescribed Date) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 390 of 2001).

E85

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (30.08.2001) by Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 402 of 2001); revoked (31.03.2008) by Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 820 of 2007), reg. 2(1) and sch. 1, in effect as per reg. 1(2), subject to transitional provision in reg. 2(2).

E86

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (23.08.2001) by Waste Management (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 397 of 2001); revoked (12.07.2004) by Waste Management (Licensing) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 395 of 2004), reg. 2 and sch. 1, in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E87

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.12.1998) by Waste Management (Packaging)(Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 382 of 1998), in effect as per reg. 1(2); rendered obsolete by revocation of S.I. No. 242 of 1997, see below.

E88

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (20.05.1998) by Waste Management (Permit) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 165 of 1998), in effect as per reg. 1(2); revoked (31.03.2008) by Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 821 of 2007), reg. 3(1) and sch. 1, in effect as per reg. 2; subject to transitional provisions in reg. 3(2), (3), and (4).

E89

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (20.05.1998) by Waste Management (Transfrontier Shipment of Waste) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 149 of 1998), in effect as per reg. 1(2); revoked (12.07.2007) by Waste Management (Shipments of Waste) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 419 of 2007), reg. 12, in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E90

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (20.05.1998) by Waste Management (Movement of Hazardous Waste) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 147 of 1998), in effect as per reg. 1(2); revoked (31.12.2011) by European Communities (Shipments of Hazardous Waste exclusively within Ireland) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 324 of 2011), reg. 19(2), in effect as per reg. 19(2).

E91

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (19.05.1998) by Waste Management (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 162 of 1998); rendered obsolete by revocation of S.I. No. 133 of 1997, see below.

E92

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (1.08.1997) by Waste Management (Farm Plastics) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 315 of 1997), in effect as per reg. 1(2); revoked (23.07.2001) by Waste Management (Farm Plastics) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 341 of 2001), reg. 31, in effect as per reg. 1(2); subject to transitional provision in reg. 32.

E93

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (1.07.1997) by Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 242 of 1997), in effect as per reg. 3; revoked (1.03.2003) by Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 61 of 2003), reg. 29, in effect as per reg. 3; subject to transitional provisions in reg. 30.

E94

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (27.03.1997) by Waste Management (Licensing) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 133 of 1997); revoked (23.06.2000) by Waste Management (Licensing) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 185 of 2000), reg. 50; subject to transitional provision in reg. 51.