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									                                            Basel Convention             2002




                                           Country Fact Sheet                   2006




                                              Netherlands

 Status of Ratifications:
 Party to the Basel Convention:                                                                      16.04.1993 (A)
 Amendment to the Basel Convention:                                                                  22.01.2001 (A)
 Basel protocol on Liability and Compensation:                                                                    -
(Accession (a); Acceptance (A); Approval (AA); Formal confirmation (c); Ratification; Succession (d))



              Competent Authority                                                      Focal Point

 Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and              Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the
 the Environment                                        Environment
 DGM/SAS,                                               DGM/SAS,
 P.O. Box 30945                                         P.O. Box 30945
 2500 GX The Hague                                      2500 GX The Hague
 The Netherlands                                        The Netherlands
 Telephone:(31 70) 339 41 62                            Telephone:(31 70) 339 41 62
 Telefax: (31 70) 339 12 83                             Telefax: (31 70) 339 12 83
 E-Mail:                                                E-Mail: postbus.focalpoint.basel@minvrom.nl
 postbus.focalpoint.basel@minvrom.nl

 EXECUTION as CA mandated to:

 SenterNovem, Uitvoering Afvalbeheer
 Juliana van Stolberglaan 3
 P.O. Box 93144
 2509 AC The Hague

 Visiting address:
 Juliana van Stolberglaan 3
 2595 CA The Hague
 The Netherlands
 Telephone:(31 70) 373 50 00
 Telefax: (31 70) 373 51 00
 E-Mail: evoa@senternovem.nl

 National                  National definition of waste used for the purpose of transboundary
 Definition                movements of waste exists in Netherlands.
                           The Netherlands uses the EC definition of waste as described in
                           Directive 2006/12/EC, Article 1.

                           National definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of
                  transboundary movements of waste exists in Netherlands.
                  For the purpose of transfrontier movement of waste, the Netherlands
                  uses the EC definition of hazardous waste.

                  Netherlands regulates/controls additional wastes as hazardous that are
                  not included in Art. 1 (1)a of the Basel Convention and would be
                  controlled for the purpose of transboundary movements pursuant to Art.
                  1 (1)b.
                  Lists of amber and red wastes (OECD-decision); and hazardous wastes
                  on the European Hazardous Waste List.

                  Netherlands requires special consideration for the following waste(s)
                  when subjected to transboundary movement:
                  The unlisted wastes require special consideration when subjected to
                  transboundary movement and these wastes are controlled according to
                  the most stringent procedure (i.e. red-list).


Restrictions on   Amendment to the Basel Convention
Transboundary     The amendment to the Basel Convention (Decision III/1) has been
                  implemented in Netherlands.
Movement          By amendment of the European Shipment Regulation, the export ban is
                  implemented in all EU-countries.

                  Restrictions on export for final disposal
                  Netherlands restricts the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for
                  final disposal.

                  The Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93; entry into force May 6th
                  1994;
                  Since May 2003 the national policy on waste is given in the Waste
                  policy plan 2002-2012. This plan indicates the restrictions for all types
                  of waste.

                  The restriction covers all countries/regions and all waste.

                  In general, the Netherlands objects to the export of all kinds of waste for
                  final disposal.

                  Restrictions on export for recovery
                  Netherlands restricts the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for
                  recovery.

                  The Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93; entry into force May 6th
                  1994, as amended by Council Decision 97/640 of September 22nd 1997
                  (implementation of export ban).

                  The restriction covers wastes not covered by the Basel Convention.

                  Restrictions on import for final disposal
                  Netherlands restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes
                 for final disposal. The Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93; entry into
                 force May 6th 1994;
                 Since May 2003 the national policy on waste is given in the Waste
                 policy plan 2002-2012. This plan indicates the restrictions for all types
                 of waste.

                 The restriction covers all countries/regions and all waste.

                 In general the Netherlands does not allow import of waste for final
                 disposal.

                 Restrictions on import for recovery
                 Netherlands restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes
                 for recovery.

                 Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93; entry into force May 6th 1994.

                 According to the European Shipment Regulation, article 7, section 4a,
                 5th indent, the Netherlands will object to an import of waste if the
                 amount of waste recovered is relatively small in relation to the total
                 amount.

                 Restrictions on transit
                 Netherlands restricts the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.

                 Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93; entry into force May 6th 1994.

                 According to the European Shipment Regulation Member States may
                 object to transit movements which are not in line with European
                 legislation (e.g. because of infringements of transport safety regulations,
                 or because of transit from non-EU to non-EU countries).


Reduction        National strategies/policies
and/or           The waste policy plan 2002-2012 dedicates several chapters to the
                 subject of waste prevention and reduction, which is a first goal of the
Elimination of   waste policy in the Netherlands.
Hazardous
Waste            The ministry agreed with industry on Integrated Environmental Tasks on
Generation       waste reduction; there was a program on “Cleaner production”; a project
                 named “industrial successes with waste prevention”; a strategy named
                 “with prevention there is a lot to gain”; and an information campaign
                 under the name “less waste, you have it in your own hand”.

                 In the waste policy plan 2002-2012 a number of challenges have been
                 indicated, like:
                 - a further reduction in the growth of the total amount of waste;
                 - to stimulate separate collection of waste from households and the
                    trade/services/government sector;
                 - to stimulate recycling of waste;- to stimulate the innovation of waste
                  treatment
                    techniques.

                  Legislation, regulations and guidelines
                  Decree on landfill ban for specific hazardous and other waste.

                  Economic instruments/ initiatives
                  Tax on landfill; decision to increase tax for landfill of household waste
                  and combustible non-hazardous waste; and
                  Tax-reduction for companies investing in environmentally friendly
                  technology, specified in an official tax-regulation. Hundreds of
                  machines, systems, or specific additional installations are mentioned.

                  Measures taken by industries/waste generators
                  Specific measures at polluting industries and voluntary agreements with
                  industry to reduce the amount of waste.

                  Others
                  Governmental support: subsidies on quick scans focused on possibilities
                  to reduce waste, advises to industry; and
                  Regulatory instruments: permitting procedures also take waste
                  prevention into account. General rules for small and intermediate sized
                  companies.


Transboundary     National strategies/policies
Movement          The waste policy plan 2002-2012 contains in the general part a
                  framework to check the transboundary movement of waste against the
Reduction
                  policy. Further the plan contains a specific part with 34 defined waste
Measures          streams. The chapter on each waste stream contains a paragraph on the
                  policy related to transboundary movement of that waste for disposal or
                  recycling.


Disposal/         Disposal facilities
Recovery          The problem is that a complete list of facilities is not available.
                  Information of several sources should be gathered and grouped, without
Facilities
                  knowing if these sources are complete. Information will contain
                  facilities that dispose and/or recover waste. It will not be a list of just
                  disposal facilities.

                  Recovery/recycling/re-use facilities
                  The problem is that a complete list of facilities is not available.
                  Information of several sources should be gathered and grouped, without
                  knowing if these sources are complete.


Bilateral,        - Multilateral; All EU overseas provinces (incl. Aruba, Netherlands
Multilateral or     Antilles); 27.11.2001 - 27.11.2011; LGO-decision 2001/822/EG
                  - Bilateral; Netherlands and Netherlands Antilles; 29.08.2005 –
Regional
                    29.08.2007;
Agreements

Technical        - National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, LEA P.O.
Assistance and     Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven
                 - Vereniging Afvalbedrijven, P.O. Box 2184, 5202 CD ’s-
Training
                   Hertogenbosch
Available        - Inspectorate of the Environment “Incident Room” Tel: +31 70 339
                   4341, Fax: +31 70 339 1301
                 - Association of Provinces (IPO), PO Box 97728, 2509 GC The Hague
                 - SenterNovem/Uitvoering Afvalbeheer

                 Information can be obtained from these websites: www.minvrom.nl,
                 www.rivm.nl, www.uitvoeringafvalbeheer.nl,
                 www.verenigingafvalbedrijven.nl, www.ipo.nl


   Data on the Generation and Transboundary Movements of                     Quantities
   Hazardous Wastes and Other wastes in 2003 (as reported)                   (in metric
                                                                                tons)
             Amount of hazardous wastes generated under Art. 1(1)a              5,173,906
             (Annex I: Y1-Y45) of BC
Generation   Amount of hazardous wastes generated under Art. 1(1)b of BC          125,915
             Total amount of hazardous wastes generated                         5,299,821
             Amount of other wastes generated (Annex II: Y46-Y47)               5,159,619
             Amount of hazardous wastes exported                                3,211,660
  Export     Amount of other wastes exported                                       16,644
             Amount of hazardous wastes imported                                  829,921
  Import     Amount of other wastes imported                                        4,940

								
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