Paragraph 7 Burning of Waste as a Fuel in an Appliance with a Net Rated Thermal Input of Less than 0.4 Megawatts
A guide to the legislation is given below. Read through this to help you decide if this exemption covers the type of activity that you wish to undertake.
Paragraph 7 allows the burning of waste as a fuel in an appliance or appliances that have an aggregate net thermal input of less than 0.4 megawatts.
Waste Stream(s) Permitted
The quantity of waste to be burned is determined by the designated holding capacity of the appliance or appliances which have a net thermal input of less than 0.4 megawatts.
Storage and Location
Waste must be securely stored on the premises where it is to be burned.
“net rated thermal input”, means the rate at which fuel can be burned at the maximum continuous rating of the appliance multiplied by the net calorific value of the fuel expressed as megawatts thermal.
What the legislation says
The full wording of the paragraph 7 exemption can be found in Schedule 2 of the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003. These Regulations have been amended a number of times. A document containing subsequent legislative updates can be found on the NIEA website at
www.ni-environment.gov.uk/final_amended_wml_regs.pdf (.PDF 664KB)
Relevant Objectives in relation to the disposal or recovery of waste are given in paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 to the Regulations.
If you think that you can meet the requirements of the paragraph 7 exemption and wish to proceed with the registration please contact:-
Northern Ireland Environment Agency
Land and Resource Management
First Floor Klondyke Building
Gasworks Business Park
Telephone 028 9056 9358
Fax 028 9056 9376
or alternatively click on the links below for printable guidance and application form