Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989
I, MARK HYMAN, Assistant Secretary, Environment Protection Branch, Department of the Environment and Heritage, a delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage for the purposes of Section 58B of the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 ("the Act"), having convened a meeting of the Hazardous Waste Technical Group which was held on 15 April 2005 and, having consulted with the members of that Group who were present at that meeting, HEREBY STATE that: Zinc ash arising from hot dip galvanising or other zinc coating processes, usually removed from the top of galvanising baths by skimming or straining the surface, is a hazardous waste for the purposes of the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989. Zinc ash is sometimes called zinc dross, zinc skimmings, zinc top dross or zinc oxide but in the galvanising industry itself, the term zinc ash prevails.
DATED this twelfth day of May 2005
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage