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					                                           Basel Convention              2002




                                          Country Fact Sheet                    2006




                                                  Ukraine

 Status of Ratifications:
 Party to the Basel Convention:                                                                      08.10.1999 (a)
 Amendment to the Basel Convention:                                                                               -
 Basel protocol on Liability and Compensation:                                                                    -
(Accession (a); Acceptance (A); Approval (AA); Formal confirmation (c); Ratification; Succession (d))



               Competent Authority                                                     Focal Point

 Ministry of Environmental Protection of                    National Centre for Hazardous Waste
 Ukraine                                                    Management
 35, Urytskoho Str., 03035 Kyiv                             Ministry of Environmental Protection of
 Ukraine                                                    Ukraine
 tel.: (38-044) 206 31 65                                   35, Urytskoho Str., 03035 Kyiv
 fax: (38-044) 226 31 65                                    Ukraine
 e-mail.: waste@menr.gov.ua                                 tel.: (38-044) 206 31 65
 website: http://www.menr.gov.ua                            fax: (38-044) 226 31 65
                                                            e-mail.: waste@menr.gov.ua
                                                            website: http://www.menr.gov.ua

 National                  National definition of waste used for the purpose of transboundary
 Definition                movements of waste exists in Ukraine.

                           "Wastes" means substances, materials or objects which are disposed of,
                           are intended to be disposed of by their generator or owner, or are
                           required to be disposed of by way of utilization or disposal. (Remarks:
                           "Disposal" means any operation, mentioned in division A of the Annex
                           1 to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Resolution No. 1120 of
                           13.07.2000. "Utilization" means any operation, mentioned in division of
                           the Annex 1 of the same Resolution.)

                           National definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of
                           transboundary movements of waste exists in Ukraine.

                           "Hazardous wastes" means wastes included into division A of the
                           Yellow List of wastes, which is approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of
                           Ukraine, and have one or more hazardous properties mentioned in the
                           List of hazardous properties, which is approved by the Ministry of
                           Environment Protection, and included into the Green List , which is
                           approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, in case when they
                           contain materials, mentioned in the Annex 2 to the Cabinet of Ministers
                           of Ukraine Resolution of 13.07.2000 No. 1120, in such quantities that
                           can reveal hazardous properties described in the List of hazardous
                   wastes mentioned above.

                   Ukraine 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.

                   60 Petrol sludge containing lead;
                   79 Residues from operation on the industrial wastes disposal; and
                   80 Wastes from production, receiving and use of photo-chemicals or
                   materials for treatment of photochemicals.

                   According to the national legislation of Ukraine Decision of the Cabinet
                   of Ministers of Ukraine No. 1120 from July, 13, 2000 "On the approval
                   of Regulations about the control for transboundary movements of
                   hazardous waste and their recycling / removal and the Yellow and Green
                   list of waste " in the Basis of the unit A the list A of Basel convention
                   (the annex VIII to Basel convention) is put. In accordance with the
                   subitem "a" item 1 of Article 1 of the Basel convention the waste listed
                   in this section are hazardous. In addition to it three positions (serial
                   numbers 60 - Gasoline sludge which contains lead Y31, AC040; 79 - the
                   Remnants from operations on removal of industrial wastes Y18; 80 -
                   Waste products of manufacture, reception and application of
                   photochemicals or materials for processing photographic materials Y16,
                   AD090 are included. According to the list A, 43 - Waste products which
                   contain, consist or are polluted with sludge of antidetonation compounds
                   with addition of lead A3030, RC030.

                   Ukraine requires special consideration for the following waste(s) when
                   subjected to transboundary movement:

                   To the division "Wastes requiring special consideration" (Annex II to
                   the Basel Convention) two more items are included:-
                   83 Sewerage sludge AC270; and
                   84 Pneumatic tires waste B3140 GK020 TC401220.


Restrictions on Amendment to the Basel Convention
Transboundary Ukraine is in a preparatory process of implementing the amendment to
                the Basel Convention (Decision III/1).
Movement
                   Restrictions on export for final disposal
                   Ukraine has no restrictions on the export of hazardous wastes and other
                   wastes for final disposal.

                   Export of hazardous wastes is carried out in accordance with the Basel
                   Convention provisions.

                   Restrictions on export for recovery
                   Ukraine has no restrictions on the export of hazardous wastes and other
                   wastes for recovery.
                 Export of hazardous wastes is carried out in accordance with the Basel
                 Convention provisions.

                 Restrictions on import for final disposal
                 Ukraine restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for
                 final disposal.
                 In accordance with the Law of Ukraine "On wastes" of 5 March 1998
                 No.187/98-BP (Article 36) the import of wastes in Ukraine with the aim
                 of their storage or disposal is forbidden.

                 All wastes.

                 According to Article 16 of Decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of
                 Ukraine No. 1120 from July, 13, 2000 import of hazardous waste to
                 Ukraine is forbidden for the purpose of their storage or burial.
                 Hazardous waste can be imported only under conditions of presence of
                 the written agreement of the Ministry of the environment protection of
                 Ukraine. According to Article 20 of the same Decision of the Cabinet of
                 Ministers of Ukraine, the Ministry of the Environment Protection of
                 Ukraine can give the written agreement on import of hazardous waste in
                 the case of certain conditions observance. One of such conditions are:
                         The state of export is a part of the Basel convention or with it the
                 corresponding international agreement about transboundary movement
                 of hazardous waste is made;
                         The state of export has no technical opportunities and necessary
                 capacities for removal of such waste products by ecologically proved
                 way or such waste are used as secondary raw material in Ukraine.

                 Restrictions on import for recovery
                 Ukraine has no restrictions on the import of hazardous wastes and other
                 wastes for recovery.

                 Restrictions on transit
                 Ukraine has no restrictions on the transit of hazardous wastes and other
                 wastes.

                 No additional restrictions in comparison with the Basel Convention
                 procedure.


Reduction        National strategies/policies
and/or           - Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine 05.04.1998 adopted the
                 national strategy of wastes generation minimization. This strategy was
Elimination of   included into the legislative document “The main directions of the state
Hazardous        policy in the field of environment protection, natural resources use and
Waste            ecological safety ensuring”; and
Generation       - Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine 14.01.2000 passed the law “On the
                 withdrawal from circulation, treatment, utilization, elimination or further
                 use of unsound and hazardous products”.
                Legislation, regulations and guidelines
                - Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine 14.09.2000 passed the law “On the
                National program of toxic waste management”;
                - The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine issued a resolution of 24.01.01 No
                50 “General requirements on the treatment, utilization, elimination or
                further use of withdrawn from circulation unsound and hazardous
                products”; and
                - The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine issued a resolution of 26.07.01 No
                915 (amended 26.07.02 No 1084) “On the introduction of the system for
                wastes collection, sorting, transportation, treatment and utilization as
                secondary raw materials”.

                Economic instruments/ initiatives
                - The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the Resolution on the
                levies for waste disposal on the landfills (1999); and
                - The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources issued an Order
                No 181 of 15.05.2001 “On the adoption of the provisional method for
                the determination of expected losses from the environment pollution
                during the transportation of hazardous substances and wastes”.

                Measures taken by industries/waste generators
                Preparatory activity for inventory and certification concerning waste
                generation is continuing by industries. The results of it will by used for
                the development of wastes generation decrease plans.

                Others
                - On the basis of (iv) the Oblast (Regional) Administrations will identify
                the whole quantity of waste generated in the region and develop the
                regional plan on the waste generation decrease measures. This plan must
                by adopted by the Regional Council; and
                - Beginning from the 1994 a number of educational measures was held
                in Ukraine (seminars, training courses) under the sponsorship of Lund
                University (Sweden), IDRC-AGRA (Canada), The World Bank, TACIS
                (Tebodin, ERM), etc. This activity is continuing.


Transboundary   National strategies/policies
Movement        Transboundary movement is restricted by the National policy demands
                to take all possible measures for the reduction of the amount of
Reduction       hazardous wastes and other wastes subject to the transboundary
Measures        movement.

                Legislation, regulations and guidelines
                         The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine issued a resolution of
                13.07.2000 No. 1120 (amended 28.09.2000 No. 1481) "On adoption of
                Regulation on the control for hazardous wastes transportation and
                utilization/disposal and of Yellow and Green lists of wastes"; and
                         The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (now The
                Ministry of Environment Protection) issued an order of 16.10.2000 No.
                165 "On approval of the Hazardous Properties List and of the
             Instructions on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous
             wastes and their utilization/disposal."

             Economic instruments/ initiatives
                    The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (now The
             Ministry of Environment Protection) issued an order of 15.05.01 No.
             181 "On approval of the Provisional procedure for expected losses
             determination from the pollution of environment during hazardous
             substances and wastes movements"; and
                    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine issued a resolution of
             19.08.02 No. 1219 "On the approval of the Procedure and rules of the
             obligatory insurance liability concerning damage compensation during
             hazardous wastes transboundary movements and utilization/disposal."


Disposal/    Disposal facilities
Recovery     - VAT “Krymskyi sodovyi zavod”, town Krasnoperekopsk, lake
                “Chervone”), Avtonomna Pespublika Krym (ARK) – Autonomous
Facilities      Republic Crimea ; Stockpile-evaporator of industrial effluent ; D4
             - VAT “Brom”, town Krasnoperekopsk, lake “Stare”), ARK; Sludge
                storage ;
             - VAT “Brom”, town Krasnoperekopsk, ARK (Not operated); Storage
                of oxyacetyl production wastes ;
             - VAT “Brom”, town Krasnoperekopsk, ARK; Storage site of lime
                sludge ;
             - VAT “Syvashskyi anilinofarbovyi zavod”, town Armyansk, ARK
                (Not operated); Sludge storage ;

             In all these cases remaining capacity in accordance with design is
             exhausted. The figures indicate the total mass of stored waste.

             There are 2 760 of such facilities in Ukraine for industrial wastes and
             near 700 municipal dumps, part of which are used for industrial wastes
             disposal, but the Focal Point has no available information on the subject
             yet. These data may be obtained after the inventory completion. This
             inventory began in 2000 in accordance with the governmental decision.

             Recovery/recycling/re-use facilities
             - VAT “Polivtor”, town Krasnoperekopsk, Avtonomna Pespublika
               Krym (ARK) – Autonomous Republic Crimea ; Crushing and
               treatment of polyethylene film;
             - VAT “Brom”, town Krasnoperekopsk, ARK ; 1) ;
             - ZAT “Krymskyi Tytan”, town Armyansk, ARK ; Utilization of green
               vitriol as raw materials in production of ferrioxide pigments ;
             - TOV “Dymaks”, town Kerch, ARK ; Treatment of polymer wastes;
             - ChPKP “Alheal”, town Kerch, ARK ; Crushing, drying and die
               casting polymer wastes;

             1) Slaking lime sludge with calcium hydroxide, Production of crystalline
             ferric chloride by evaporation and crystallization.
                            Further information can be obtained from: Ministry of Environmental
                            Protection of Ukraine.


 Bilateral,                  - Bilateral; Ukraine and Russian Federation; 28.05.1997 -;
 Multilateral or               Intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of treatment
                               of the mercury containing wastes. Mercury waste treatment at the
 Regional                      mercury industrial complex in the city Gorlovka.
 Agreements

 Technical                   - National center on hazardous waste handling, 39, Degtyariovska St.,
 Assistance and                Kyiv 03113
                             - Ukrainian scientific research institute of environmental problems, 6,
 Training
                               Bakulin St., Kharkiv 61166
 Available                   - Industrial waste management center, Bakulin St., Kharkiv 61166
                             - Scientific technical center “Ecosafety and resources saving”, 39,
                               Degtyariovska St., Kyiv 03113
                             - The state ecological institute, 35, Uritskogo St., Кyiv, 03035


      Data on the Generation and Transboundary Movements of                                                Quantities
      Hazardous Wastes and Other wastes in 2006 (as reported)                                              (in metric
                                                                                                              tons)
                       Amount of hazardous wastes generated under Art. 1(1)a                                  2,370,900
                       (Annex I: Y1-Y45) of BC
  Generation           Amount of hazardous wastes generated under Art. 1(1)b of BC                          Not reported
                       Total amount of hazardous wastes generated                                             2,370,900
                       Amount of other wastes generated (Annex II: Y46-Y47)                                  16,176,000
                       Amount of hazardous wastes exported                                                  Not reported
     Export            Amount of other wastes exported                                                      Not reported
                       Amount of hazardous wastes imported                                                  Not reported
     Import            Amount of other wastes imported                                                      Not reported
1) Until now the forms of statistic accounting on wastes and wastes nomenclature in Ukraine are not in accordance with
the Basel Convention List. The figures filled in the table 8A attributes to the hazardous wastes of I-III classes of hazard
(toxicity) in accordance with the Ukrainian classification (the upper line) and of IV class of hazard (the middle line).

				
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