Waste Management

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 20th June 2007.

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Photo of John Lamont John Lamont Conservative

Question S3W-913

To ask the Scottish Executive what role it will have in the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006.

Photo of Richard Lochhead Richard Lochhead Scottish National Party

The Scottish Executive is responsible for policy on waste in Scotland and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006 were made after consultation with the Executive and with the consent of the Scottish ministers.

The regulations include provision for appeals to the Scottish ministers in respect of the following decisions by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency:

(a) refusal to approve a proposed compliance scheme;

(b) withdrawal of approval of a compliance scheme;

(c) refusal to approve an authorised treatment facility;

(d) refusal to approve additional treatment sites used by an exporter, and

(e) suspension or cancellation of approval of an authorised treatment facility.

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