The seminar will discuss the significant changes in the draft POEO Amendment (Waste) Regulation 2017:

  • Removal of the defunct NSW Proximity Principle with moves to replace it by a Nationally based framework.
  • Significant changes to construction and demolition waste including the Standards for Managing Construction Waste.
  • Other changes affecting asbestos waste, all waste facilities and landfill operations
  • The recently released draft Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy identifies major gaps.  Can they be filled

ASBG offers a morning seminar on the current issues affecting waste management in NSW. Following this is the afternoon
workshop on Waste Classification and Use of Resource Recovery Exemptions.

8.45 am SEMINAR: NSW’s Waste Reform Implementation:
This seminar section covers the most recent changes to NSW Waste laws including:

  • Overview of the POEO Amendment (Waste) Regulation 2017:
    • The repeal of the proximity principle, changes to construction and demolition waste recycling, waste facilities and landfills
    • New penalties for landfill exhumation, dues from asbestos waste tipping
    • Standards for Managing Construction Waste in NSW
  • Legal views on the regulatory changes
  • Threats to recycling and resource recovery - impacts of China’s ban and recyclate contamination issues

1 pm WORKSHOP: Waste Classification & Use of Waste Exemptions:
Waste licensing under the POEO Act and legal dangers for generators and the waste industry

  • Overview of the new and specific Resource Recovery Exemptions guidance documents for new RREs
  • Assess the details and workings of Resource Recovery Exemptions and how to apply them
  • Properly classify controlled waste according to the new Waste and other classification guidelines
  • Overview the triggers for hazardous waste classification e.g. dangerous goods
  • Detail uses of the TCLP, CT tests and putrescible test; when to use it and what to test for and how the test works
  • Identify the new immobilisation documentation requirements and how and where to use immobilisation
  • Examine the tracking system for controlled waste in NSW and interstate

This seminar is sponsored by Henry Davis York (HDY).

        Seminar Only            Workshop Only               Both
ASBG/HDY members
              $260                      $270                            $395
              $320                      $330                            $485
Notes, morning and afternoon teas & lunch is included in full package


Time:    8:45 am rego. 9 am to ~4:45 pm
    24 November 2017
Venue:  Henry Davis York, L10, 44 Martin Place Sydney

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