Control of Waste (Dealing with Seized Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015
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Control of Waste Regulations 2015
6 April 2015
England & Wales - waste
The Control of Waste (Dealing with Seized Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 extends vehicle seizure powers of the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and Waste Collection Authorities. Vehicles and their contents may be seized from any party suspected of waste transport or disposal offences. Seized property is to be kept safe until its return or disposal. The authority is required to identify the registered keeper, notify them of seizure and publish a public notice.
The authority may retain seized property within a given period following the publication of the seizure notice (no less than 15 days). The authority may return the property to a valid claimant during or after this period, and if no valid claim is received retain the property, sell, destroy or otherwise dispose of it.
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