Amendments to EA regulations for Premise Codes...
On April 1st 2016 the regulations are changing for the producers of hazardous waste regarding Premises Registration.
Currently where 500kg or more of hazardous waste is produced, collected at or removed from premises, the premises must be registered with the Environment Agency who will issue a unique registration number to track movements of waste.
From 1 April, regardless of the amount of hazardous waste produced, stored or handled, premises registration will not be required in England and the consignment note code format will change. The first six characters of the consignment note code (currently the premises registration number) will be replaced by the first six characters of the business name. It will be the responsibility of the producer to ensure consistent use of the business name on all documents.
The legislation regarding SIC codes will also be changing. SIC 2007 codes will have to be used on consignment notes to match the present requirements for non-hazardous waste.
These changes only apply to England; it does not affect premises in other parts of the UK. If you are receiving waste from Wales into England, the consignment note code will not be changed. Welsh producers will still be required to register their premises with Natural Resources Wales and use their registration number in their consignment note code. If your waste is moved from England into Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland from 1 April 2016, the consignment note code will need to use the new format.