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WASTE REDUCTION AND RECYCLING REGULATION 2023 - REG 60

Dealing with equipment that is no longer used

60 Dealing with equipment that is no longer used

(1) This section applies to the owner of equipment that—
(a) has been removed from operational use; and
(b) contains PCB material.
(2) The owner must, not later than 1 year after the equipment is permanently removed from operational use—
(a) if the equipment contains concentrated PCB material— give the equipment to a licensed treatment facility to treat the equipment to make it PCB-free; or
(b) if the equipment contains scheduled PCB material that is not concentrated PCB material—
(i) treat the equipment to make it PCB-free; or
(ii) give the equipment to a licensed treatment facility to treat the equipment to make it PCB-free; or
(c) if the equipment contains PCB material other than scheduled PCB material—
(i) treat the equipment to make it PCB-free; or
(ii) give the equipment to a licensed treatment facility to treat the equipment to make it PCB-free; or
(iii) give the equipment to a licensed disposal facility.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(3) It is a defence to a charge of an offence against subsection (2) for the owner to show that the owner has a reasonable excuse for not complying with subsection (2) .
(4) If the owner does not comply with subsection (2) because the owner has a reasonable excuse, the owner must deal with the equipment in the way required by subsection (2) as soon as practicable.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.



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