The Regulations set out the activities that may require a financial assurance. A financial assurance is a sum of money, like a security deposit. These include:
- reportable priority waste management
- large, licensed landfills
- licence and permit tier waste and resource recovery activities
- bulk-storage facilities
- on-site retention of contaminated soil.
The Regulations also allow additional risk assessment criteria to determine if an activity needs a financial assurance. This works on a case-by-case basis.
An activity may also need a financial assurance as a condition of a notice and some orders. This includes a site management order or an environmentally hazardous substance order.
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Reviewed 25 May 2021