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Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009
Current version for 1 September 2019 to date (accessed 21 September 2019 at 22:57)
Chapter 7 Part 4 Clause 109
109   Definition of “land pollution”
(1)  For the purposes of paragraph (b) of the definition of land pollution or pollution of land in the Dictionary to the Act, the following matter is prescribed—
(a)  hazardous waste,
(b)  restricted solid waste,
(c)  more than 10 tonnes of asbestos waste,
(d)  more than 5 tonnes of waste tyres or more than 500 waste tyres.
Note.
 Placing smaller amounts of asbestos waste or waste tyres on land may fall within paragraph (a) of the definition of land pollution in the Dictionary to the Act and may also give rise to water pollution.
(1A)  Matter referred to in subclause (1) is excluded from the definition of land pollution or pollution of land in the Dictionary to the Act if the matter is placed in or on, or otherwise introduced into or onto, land on which the matter was generated—
(a)  in accordance with an approved voluntary management proposal, management order or ongoing maintenance order under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 or a public positive covenant or restriction imposed under section 29 of that Act, or
(b)  as part of category 1 remediation work carried out under State Environmental Planning Policy No 55—Remediation of Land.
(2)  In this clause—
asbestos waste, hazardous waste, restricted solid waste and waste tyres have the same meanings as they have in Schedule 1 to the Act.