EPA approved waste data form
The Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 1996 and environment protection licences require that hazardous, industrial or group A waste transported within NSW from 1 October 1999 be accompanied by an approved waste data form. It is the responsibility of the person who generated or stored the waste to accurately complete, to the required extent, the waste data form.
A copy of the waste data form approved by the EPA is reproduced below. A waste activity or authorised contractor may use this form or produce its own. If a form other than that reproduced below is used, there are some general requirements which must be met before it can be deemed to be an approved waste data form. These criteria are set out in the attached notice.
It is the responsibility of the waste generating activity to assesses, classify and manage their waste in accordance with the EPA's Environmental Guidelines.
It is also the responsibility of the person consigning the waste (ie the waste activity) to complete all parts of the form (other than those parts indicated in the instructions on the back of the form) prior to the waste leaving the consignor's premises.
If a facility prepares a form on behalf of a client, it should be made clear to the client that this does not reduce their responsibilities.
APPROVAL OF WASTE DATA FORM UNDER CLAUSE 16(2)(d)(ii) OF THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT OPERATIONS (WASTE) REGULATION 1996
I PAUL RUTHERFORD, Manager Hazardous Waste Regulation, pursuant to clause 16(2)(d)(ii) of the Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 1996, approve the attached form or a form in or to the effect of the attached form as a waste data form.
A form shall be deemed to be a form in or to the effect of the attached form where such a form complies with the following requirements:
- all information fields on the attached form must be included on the form, however, additional information may be included;
- the terminology used must be the same as that on the attached form (eg "Consignor", "Consignee" etc);
- the headings for each section of the form ("Load Identification", "Waste Description") must be the same as on the attached form);
- the section headed "Dangerous Goods" must be the first block of information on the form, and the information on the first two lines ("Proper Shipping Name", "DG Class", "Subsidiary Risk", "UN Number") must be in the same order as on the attached form;
- the explanatory information on the back of the attached form must be included on the form or otherwise accompany the form; and
- provision must be made on the form for each party (consignor, transporter, consignee) to sign and date the relevant section as required on the attached form.
Signed: PAUL RUTHERFORD
Date: 30 July 1999
waste data form (PDF format, 129 Kb, 2 pages)
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