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official titleCouncil Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 of 1 February 1993 on the supervision and control of shipments of waste within, into and out of the European Community
|Number legal act||Regulation 1993/259|
|CELEX number i||31993R0259|
|Publication in Official Journal||06-02-1993; Special edition in Lithuanian: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Hungarian: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Maltese: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 15 Volume 012,Special edition in Swedish: Chapter 15 Volume 012,Special edition in Czech: Chapter 15 Volume 002,OJ L 30, 6.2.1993,Special edition in Slovak: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Latvian: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Slovenian: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Polish: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Estonian: Chapter 15 Volume 002|
|Effect||09-02-1993; Entry into force Date pub. + 3 See Art 44
06-05-1994; Application Date pub. + 15 Month See Art 44
|End of validity||11-07-2007; Repealed by 32006R1013|
Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 of 1 February 1993 on the supervision and control of shipments of waste within, into and out of the European Community
Official Journal L 030 , 06/02/1993 P. 0001 - 0028
Finnish special edition: Chapter 15 Volume 12 P. 0043
Swedish special edition: Chapter 15 Volume 12 P. 0043
COUNCIL REGULATION (EEC) No 259/93 of 1 February 1993 on the supervision and control of shipments of waste within, into and out of the European Community
THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, and in particular Article 130s thereof,
Having regard to the proposal from the Commission (1),
Having regard to the opinion of the European Parliament (2),
Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee (3),
Whereas the Community has signed the Basle Convention of 22 March 1989 on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal;
Whereas provisions concerning waste are contained in Article 39 of the ACP-EEC Convention of 15 December 1989;
Whereas the Community has approved the Decision of the OECD Council of 30 March 1992 on the control of transfrontier movements of wastes destined for recovery operations;
Whereas, in the light of the foregoing, Directive 84/631/EEC (4), which organizes the supervision and control of transfrontier shipments of hazardous waste, needs to be replaced by a Regulation;
Whereas the supervision and control of shipments of waste within a Member State is a national responsibility; whereas, however, national systems for the supervision and control of shipments of waste within a Member State should comply with minimum criteria in order to ensure a high level of protection of the environment and human health;
Whereas it is important to organize the supervision and control of shipments of wastes in a way which takes account of the need to preserve, protect and improve the quality of the environment;
Whereas Council Directive 75/442/EEC of 15 July 1975 on waste (5) lays down in its Article 5 (1) that an integrated and adequate network of waste disposal installations, to be established by Member States through appropriate measures, where necessary or advisable in cooperation with other Member States, must enable the Community as a whole to become self-sufficient in waste disposal and the Member States to move towards that aim individually, taking into account geographical circumstances or the need for specialized installations for certain types of waste; whereas Article 7 of the said Directive requests the drawing up of waste management plans, if appropriate in cooperation with the Member States concerned, which shall be notified to the Commission, and stipulates that Member States may take measures necessary to prevent movements of waste which are not in accordance with their waste management plans and that they shall inform the Commission and the other Member States of any such measures;
Whereas it is necessary to apply different procedures depending on the type of waste and its destination, including whether it is destined for disposal or recovery;
Whereas shipments of waste must be subject to prior notification to the competent authorities enabling them to be duly informed in particular of the type, movement and disposal or recovery of the waste, so that these authorities may take all necessary measures for the protection of human health and the environment, including the possibility of raising reasoned objections to the shipment;
Whereas Member States should be able to implement the principles of proximity, priority for recovery and self-sufficiency at Community and national levels - in accordance with Directive 75/442/EEC - by taking measures in accordance with the Treaty to prohibit generally or partially or to object systematically to shipments of waste for disposal, except in the case of hazardous waste...
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