New clause 9 - Strategies for incineration: England

Part of Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:51 pm on 8th April 2003.

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'(1) The Secretary of State must have a strategy for assessing the environmental and health impacts from incinerators.

(2) The Secretary of State will set out in Regulations:

(a) that all currently operating incinerators will begin continuous monitoring of dioxin emissions;

(b) that waste disposal authorities must produce waste strategies that do not require the building of new incinerators.

(3) Before formulating policy for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2), the Secretary of State must—

(a) consult the Scottish Ministers, the National Assembly for Wales, the Department of the Environment, the Secretary of State for the Home Office, the Environment Agency and the Mayor of London,

(b) consult such bodies or persons appearing to him to be representative of the interests of local government as he considers appropriate,

(c) consult such bodies or persons appearing to him to be representative of the interests of industry as he considers appropriate, and

(d) carry out such public consultation as he considers appropriate.

(4) The Secretary of State must set out in a statement any policy formulated for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2).

(5) The Secretary of State must, as soon as a statement is prepared for the purposes of subsection (4), send a copy of it to—

(a) the Scottish Ministers,

(b) the National Assembly for Wales, and

(c) the Department of the Environment.'.