UNEP/CHW.4/3

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Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention Malaysia, 6-10 October 1997

UNEP/CHW.4/3 CONSOLIDATED LISTS OF WASTES AND THE APPLICABLE PROCEDURE FOR THEIR REVIEW OR ADJUSTMENT


Note by the Secretariat

I. Reference

1. Decision III/1 (Amendment to the Basel Convention) and decision III/12 (Hazard characterization) of the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

II. Background

2. At its seventh session, held in March 1995, the Technical Working Group reviewed the issue of hazard characterization of wastes and identified the development of lists of wastes and the applicable procedure for their review as a possible way of approaching this subject.

3. At its eighth session, held in June 1995, the Technical Working Group undertook an extensive review of the work done so far on lists and confirmed the need to draw up a list of wastes that are clearly hazardous and a list of wastes that are not likely to be subject to the Basel Convention.

III. Decisions of the Conference of the Parties

at its third meeting

4. In its decision III/1 (Amendment to the Basel Convention), the Conference of the Parties noted that the Technical Working Group had already commenced its work on the development of lists of wastes that are hazardous and wastes that are not subject to the Convention. In the same decision, the Conference instructed its Technical Working Group to give full priority to completing the work on hazard characterization and the development of lists and technical guidelines in order to submit them for approval to the Conference of the Parties at its fourth meeting.

5. By paragraph 3 (c) of its decision III/12 (Hazard characterization), the Conference of the Parties requested the Technical Working Group to consider ways of taking forward the development of lists of hazardous wastes and the applicable procedure for their review based on the outcome of the work of the Technical Working Group, in particular the outcome of its seventh and eighth sessions as well as further developing lists of wastes not covered by the Basel Convention. The Technical Working Group was requested by paragraph 4 of the same decision to report on the above activities to the Conference of the Parties at its fourth meeting.

IV. Lists of wastes

6. The consolidated lists of wastes as agreed by the Technical Working Group are contained in annex I to the present note. The annex consists of:

(a) The wastes placed on list A (Wastes characterized as hazardous under Article 1, paragraph 1(a), of the Basel Convention);

(b) The wastes placed on list B (Wastes which will not be covered by Article 1, paragraph 1(a) of the Basel Convention unless they contain Annex I materials to an extent causing them to exhibit an Annex III characteristic).

V. Draft review procedure

7. At its twelfth session, the Technical Working Group agreed on the format and content of the Application Form and procedure for reviewing or adjusting lists A and B of wastes. The draft Application Form for the placement or removal of wastes on list A or list B, together with the application form procedure, is set out in annex II to the present note.

VI. Proposed action

8. The Conference may wish:

(a) To consider lists A and B together with the applicable procedure for their review or adjustment;

(b) To adopt the two lists of wastes, namely list A and list B;

(c) To agree that lists A and B have to be considered together for inclusion into the framework of the Basel Convention;

(d) To further adopt the Application Form and the application form procedure for reviewing or adjusting lists A and B;

(e) To request the Secretariat of the Basel Convention, on behalf of the Technical Working Group, to keep a record of decisions taken by the Technical Working Group to place on or remove wastes from list A or list B for future reference.

Annex I

CONSOLIDATED LISTS OF WASTES


LIST A WASTES CHARACTERIZED AS HAZARDOUS UNDER ARTICLE 1, PARAGRAPH 1 (a), OF THE BASEL CONVENTION

[Designation of a waste on list A does not preclude the use of Annex III (hazard characteristics) to demonstrate that a waste is not hazardous.]

[A1] Metal and metal-bearing wastes

[A1010] Metal wastes and waste consisting of alloys of any of the following:

- Antimony - Arsenic - Beryllium - Cadmium - Lead - Mercury - Selenium - Tellurium - Thallium but excluding such wastes specifically listed on list B.

[A1020] Waste having as constituents or contaminants, excluding metal waste in massive form, any of the following:

- Antimony; antimony compounds - Beryllium; beryllium compounds - Cadmium; cadmium compounds - Lead; lead compounds - Selenium; selenium compounds - Tellurium; tellurium compounds [A1030] Wastes having as constituents or contaminants any of the following:

- Arsenic; arsenic compounds - Mercury; mercury compounds. - Thallium; thallium compounds [A1040] Wastes having as constituents any of the following:

- Metal carbonyls - Hexavalent chromium compounds [A1050] Galvanic sludges

[A1060] Waste liquors from the pickling of metals

[A1070] Leaching residues from zinc processing, dust and sludges such as jarosite, hematite, etc.

[A1080] Waste zinc residues not included on list B, containing lead and cadmium in concentrations sufficient to exhibit Annex III characteristics

[A1090] Ashes from the incineration of insulated copper wire

[A1100] Dusts and residues from gas cleaning systems of copper smelters

[A1110] Spent electrolytic solutions from copper electrorefining and electrowinning operations

[A1120] Waste sludges, excluding anode slimes, from electrolyte purification systems in copper electrorefining and electrowinning operations

[A1130] Spent etching solutions containing dissolved copper

[A1140] Waste cupric chloride and copper cyanide catalysts

[A1150] Precious metal ash from incineration of printed circuit boards not included on list B

[A1160] Waste lead-acid batteries, whole or crushed

[A1170] Unsorted waste batteries excluding mixtures of only list B batteries. Waste batteries not specified on list B containing Annex I constituents to an extent to render them hazardous.

[A1180] Waste electrical and electronic assemblies or scrap containing components such as accumulators and other batteries included on list A, mercury-switches, glass from cathode-ray tubes and other activated glass and PCB-capacitors, or contaminated with Annex I constituents (e.g. cadmium, mercury, lead, polychlorinated biphenyl) to an extent that they possess any of the characteristics contained in Annex III (Note the related entry on list B [B1110])

[A2] Wastes containing principally inorganic constituents, which may contain metals and organic materials

[A2010] Glass waste from cathode-ray tubes and other activated glasses

[A2020] Waste inorganic fluorine compounds in the form of liquids or sludges but excluding such wastes specified on list B

[A2030] Waste catalysts but excluding such wastes specified on list B

[A2040] Waste gypsum arising from chemical industry processes, when containing Annex I constituents to the extent that it exhibits an Annex III hazardous characteristic (Note the related entry on list B [B2080])

[A2050] Waste asbestos (dusts and fibres)

[A2060] Coal-fired power plant fly-ash containing Annex I substances in concentrations sufficient to exhibit Annex III characteristics (Note the related entry on list B [B2050])

[A3]Wastes containing principally organic constituents, which may contain metals and inorganic materials

[A3010] Waste from the production or processing of petroleum coke and bitumen

[A3020] Waste mineral oils unfit for their originally intended use

[A3030] Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with leaded anti-knock compound sludges

[A3040] Waste thermal (heat transfer) fluids

[A3050] Wastes from production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticizers, glues/adhesives excluding such wastes specified on list B (Note the related entry on list B [B4020])

[A3060] Waste nitrocellulose

[A3070] Waste phenols, phenol compounds including chlorophenol in the form of liquids or sludges

[A3080] Waste ethers not including those specified on list B

[A3090] Waste leather dust, ash, sludges and flours when containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides (Note the related entry on list B [B3100])

[A3100] Waste paring and other waste of leather or of composition leather not suitable for the manufacture of leather articles containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides (Note the related entry on list B [B3090])

[A3110] Fellmongery wastes containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides or infectious substances (Note the related entry on list B [B3110])

[A3120] Fluff - light fraction from shredding

[A3130] Waste organic phosphorous compounds

[A3140] Waste non-halogenated organic solvents but excluding such wastes specified on list B

[A3150] Waste halogenated organic solvents

[A3160] Waste halogenated or unhalogenated non-aqueous distillation residues arising from organic solvent recovery operations

[A3170] Wastes arising from the production of aliphatic halogenated hydrocarbons (such as chloromethane, dichloro-ethane, vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride, allyl chloride and epichlorhydrin)

[A3180] Wastes, substances and articles containing, consisting of or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), polychlorinated terphenyl (PCT), polychlorinated naphthalene (PCN) or polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), or any other polybrominated analogues of these compounds, at a concentration level of 50 mg/kg or more

[A3190] Waste tarry residues (excluding asphalt cements) arising from refining, distillation and any pyrolitic treatment of organic materials

[A4]Wastes which may contain either inorganic or organic constituents

[A4010] Wastes from the production, preparation and use of pharmaceutical products but excluding such wastes specified on list B

[A4020] Clinical and related wastes; that is wastes arising from medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, or similar practices, and wastes generated in hospitals or other facilities during the investigation or treatment of patients, or research projects

[A4030] Wastes from the production, formulation and use of biocides and phytopharmaceuticals, including waste pesticides and herbicides which are off-specification, out-dated, or unfit for their originally intended use

[A4040] Wastes from the manufacture, formulation and use of wood-preserving chemicals

[A4050] Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with any of the following:

- Inorganic cyanides, excepting precious-metal-bearing residues in solid form containing traces of inorganic cyanides - Organic cyanides [A4060] Waste oils/water, hydrocarbons/water mixtures, emulsions

[A4070] Wastes from the production, formulation and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers, varnish excluding any such waste specified on list B (Note the related entry on list B [B4010])

[A4080] Wastes of an explosive nature (but excluding such wastes specified on list B)

[A4090] Waste acidic or basic solutions, other than those specified in the corresponding entry on list B (Note the related entry on list B [B2120])

[A4100] Wastes from industrial pollution control devices for cleaning of industrial off-gases but excluding such wastes specified on list B

[A4110] Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with any of the following:

- Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-furan - Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-dioxin [A4120] Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with peroxides

[A4130] Waste packages and containers containing Annex I substances in concentrations sufficient to exhibit Annex III hazard characteristics

[A4140] Waste consisting of or containing off specification or out&endash;dated chemicals corresponding to Annex I categories and exhibiting Annex III hazard characteristics

[A4150] Waste chemical substances arising from research and development or teaching activities which are not identified and/or are new and whose effects on human health and/or the environment are not known

[A4160] Spent activated carbon not included on list B (Note the related entry on list B [B2060])


LIST B WASTES WHICH WILL NOT BE COVERED BY ARTICLE 1, PARAGRAPH 1 (a), OF THE BASEL CONVENTION UNLESS THEY CONTAIN ANNEX I MATERIALS TO AN EXTENT CAUSING THEM TO EXHIBIT AN ANNEX III CHARACTERISTIC

[B1]Metal and metal-bearing wastes

[B1010] Metal and metal-alloy wastes in metallic, non-dispersible form:

- Precious metals (gold, silver, the platinum group, but not mercury) - Iron and steel scrap - Copper scrap - Nickel scrap - Aluminium scrap - Zinc scrap - Tin scrap - Tungsten scrap - Molybdenum scrap - Tantalum scrap - Magnesium scrap - Cobalt scrap - Bismuth scrap - Titanium scrap - Zirconium scrap - Manganese scrap - Germanium scrap - Vanadium scrap - Scrap of Hafnium, Indium, Niobium, Rhenium and Gallium - Thorium scrap - Rare earths scrap [B1020] Clean, uncontaminated metal scrap, including alloys, in bulk finished form (sheet, plate, beams, rods, etc), of:

- Antimony scrap - Beryllium scrap - Cadmium scrap - Lead scrap (but excluding lead-acid batteries) - Selenium scrap - Tellurium scrap [B1030] Refractory metals containing residues

[B1040] Scrap assemblies from electrical power generation not contaminated with lubricating oil, PCB or PCT to an extent to render them hazardous

[B1050] Mixed non-ferrous metal, heavy fraction scrap, not containing Annex I materials in concentrations sufficient to exhibit Annex III characteristics

[B1060] Waste Selenium and Tellurium in metallic elemental form including powder

[B1070] Waste of copper and copper alloys in dispersible form, unless they contain Annex I constituents to an extent that they exhibit Annex III characteristics

[B1080] Zinc ash and residues including zinc alloys residues in dispersible form unless containing Annex I constituents in concentration such as to exhibit Annex III characteristics or exhibiting hazard characteristic H4.3

[B1090] Waste batteries conforming to a specification, excluding those made with lead, cadmium or mercury

[B1100] Metal-bearing wastes arising from melting, smelting and refining of metals:

- Hard zinc spelter - Zinc-containing drosses: - Galvanizing slab zinc top dross (>90% Zn) - Galvanizing slab zinc bottom dross (>92% Zn) - Zinc die casting dross (>85% Zn) - Hot dip galvanizers slab zinc dross (batch)(>92% Zn) - Zinc skimmings - Aluminium skimmings (or skims) excluding salt slag - Slags from copper processing for further processing or refining not containing arsenic, lead or cadmium to an extend that they exhibit Annex III hazard characteristics - Wastes of refractory linings, including crucibles, originating from copper smelting - Slags from precious metals processing for further refining - Tantalum bearing tin slags with less than 0.5% tin [B1110] Electrical and electronic assemblies:

- Electronic assemblies consisting only of metals or alloys

- Waste electrical and electronic assemblies or scrap (including printed circuit boards) not containing components such as accumulators and other batteries included on list A, mercury&endash;switches, glass from cathode-ray tubes and other activated glass and PCB-capacitors, or not contaminated with Annex I constituents (e.g. cadmium, mercury, lead, polychlorinated biphenyl) or from which these have been removed, to an extent that they do not possess any of the characteristics contained in Annex III (Note the related entry on list A [A1180])

- Electrical and electronic assemblies (including printed circuit boards, electronic components and wires) destined for direct re&endash;use, and not for recycling or final disposal

[B1120] Spent catalysts excluding liquids used as catalysts, containing any of:

Transition Metals, excluding waste catalysts (spent catalysts, liquid used catalysts or other catalysts) on list A:

Scandium Vanadium Manganese Cobalt Copper Yttrium Niobium Hafnium Tungsten Titanium Chromium Iron Nickel Zinc Zirconium Molybdenum Tantalum Rhenium

Lanthanides (rare earth metals): Lanthanum Praseodymium Samarium Gadolinium Dysprosium Erbium Ytterbium Cerium Neody Europium Terbium Holmium Thulium Lutetium [B1130] Cleaned spent precious-metal-bearing catalysts

[B1140] Precious-metal-bearing residues in solid form which contain traces of inorganic cyanides

[B1150] Precious metals and alloy wastes (gold, silver, the platinum group, but not mercury) in a dispersible, non-liquid form with appropriate packaging and labeling

[B1160] Precious-metal ash from the incineration of printed circuit boards (Note the related entry on list A [A1150])

[B1170] Precious-metal ash from the incineration of photographic film

[B1180] Waste photographic film containing silver halides and metallic silver

[B1190] Waste photographic paper containing silver halides and metallic silver

[B1200] Granulated slag arising from the manufacture of iron and steel

[B1210] Slag arising from the manufacture of iron and steel including slags as a source of TiO2 and Vanadium

[B1220] Slag from zinc production, chemically stabilized, having a high iron content (above 20%) and processed according to industrial specifications (e.g.: DIN 4301) mainly for construction

[B1230] Mill scaling arising from the manufacture of iron and steel

[B1240] Copper oxide mill-scale

[B2] Wastes containing principally inorganic constituents, which may contain metals and organic materials

[B2010] Wastes from mining operations in non-dispersible form:

- Natural graphite waste - Slate waste, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise - Mica waste - Leucite, nepheline and nepheline syenite waste - Feldspar waste - Fluorspar waste - Silica wastes in solid form excluding those used in foundry operations [B2020] Glass waste in non-dispersible form:

- Cullet and other waste and scrap of glass except for glass from cathode-ray tubes and other activated glasses

[B2030] Ceramic wastes in non-dispersible form:

- Cermet wastes and scrap (metal ceramic composites) - Ceramic based fibres not elsewhere specified or included [B2040] Other wastes containing principally inorganic constituents:

- Partially refined calcium sulphate produced from flue&endash;gas desulphurization (FGD) - Waste gypsum wallboard or plasterboard arising from the demolition of buildings - Slag from copper production, chemically stabilized, having a high iron content (above 20%) and processed according to industrial specifications (e.g. DIN 4301 and DIN 8201) mainly for construction and abrasive applications - Sulphur in solid form - Limestone from the production of calcium cyanamide (having a pH less than 9) - Sodium, potassium, calcium chlorides - Carborundum (silicon carbide) - Broken concrete - Lithium-Tantalum and Lithium-Niobium containing glass scraps [B2050] Coal-fired power plant fly-ash, not included on list A (Note the related entry on list A [A2060])

[B2060] Spent activated carbon resulting from the treatment of potable water and processes of the food industry and vitamin production (Note the related entry on list A [A4160])

[B2070] Calcium fluoride sludge

[B2080] Waste gypsum arising from chemical industry processes not included on list A (Note the related entry on list A [A2040])

[B2090] Waste anode butts from steel or aluminium production made of petroleum coke or bitumen and cleaned to normal industry specifications (excluding anode butts from chlor alkali electrolyses and from metallurgical industry)

[B2100] Waste hydrates of aluminium and waste alumina and residues from alumina production excluding such materials used for gas cleaning, flocculation or filtration processes

[B2110] Bauxite residue ("red mud") (pH moderated to less than 11.5)

[B2120] Waste acidic or basic solutions with a pH greater than 2 and less than 11.5, which are not corrosive or otherwise hazardous (Note the related entry on list A [A4090])

[B3] Wastes containing principally organic constituents, which may contain metals and inorganic materials

[B3010] Solid plastic waste:

The following plastic or mixed plastic materials, provided they are not mixed with other wastes and are prepared to a specification:

Scrap plastic of non-halogenated polymers and co-polymers, including but not limited to the following:

- ethylene - styrene - polypropylene - polyethylene terephthalate - acrylonitrile - butadiene - polyacetals - polyamides - polybutylene terephthalate - polycarbonates - polyethers - polyphenylene sulphides - acrylic polymers - alkanes C10-C13 (plasticiser) - polyurethane (not containing CFCs) - polysiloxanes - polymethyl methacrylate - polyvinyl alcohol - polyvinyl butyral - polyvinyl acetate Cured waste resins or condensation products including the following:

- urea formaldehyde resins - phenol formaldehyde resins - melamine formaldehyde resins - epoxy resins - alkyd resins - polyamides The following fluorinated polymer wastes

- Perfluoroethylene/propylene (FEP) - Perfluoroalkoxy alkane (PFA) - Perfluoroalkoxy alkane (MFA) - Polyvinylfluoride (PVF) - Polyvinylidenefluoride (PVDF) [B3020] Paper, paperboard and paper product wastes

The following materials, provided they are not mixed with hazardous wastes:

Waste and scrap of paper or paperboard of:

- unbleached paper or paperboard or of corrugated paper or paperboard - other paper or paperboard, made mainly of bleached chemical pulp, not coloured in the mass - paper or paperboard made mainly of mechanical pulp (for example, newspapers, journals and similar printed matter) - other, including but not limited to 1) laminated paperboard 2) unsorted scrap. [B3030] Textile wastes

The following materials, provided they are not mixed with other wastes and are prepared to a specification:

- Silk waste (including cocoons unsuitable for reeling, yarn waste and garnetted stock) - not carded or combed - other - Waste of wool or of fine or coarse animal hair, including yarn waste but excluding garnetted stock - noils of wool or of fine animal hair - other waste of wool or of fine animal hair - waste of coarse animal hair - Cotton waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) - yarn waste (including thread waste) - garnetted stock - other - Flax tow and waste - Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of true hemp (Cannabissativa L.) - Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of jute and other textile bast fibres (excluding flax, true hemp and ramie) - Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of sisal and other textile fibres of the genus Agave - Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of coconut - Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of abaca (Manila hemp or Musa textilis Nee) - Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of ramie and other vegetable textile fibres, not elsewhere specified or included - Waste (including noils, yarn waste and garnetted stock) of man-made fibres - of synthetic fibres - of artificial fibres - Worn clothing and other worn textile articles - Used rags, scrap twine, cordage, rope and cables and worn out articles of twine, cordage, rope or cables of textile materials - sorted - other [B3040] Rubber wastes

The following materials, provided they are not mixed with other wastes:

- Waste and scrap of hard rubber (e.g. ebonite) - Other rubber wastes (excluding such wastes specified elsewhere) [B3050] Untreated cork and wood waste:

- Wood waste and scrap, whether or not agglomerated in logs, briquettes, pellets or similar forms - Cork waste: crushed, granulated or ground cork [B3060] Wastes arising from agro-food industries provided it is not infectious:

- Wine lees - Dried and sterilized vegetable waste, residues and byproducts, whether or not in the form of pellets, of a kind used in animal feeding, not elsewhere specified or included - Degras: residues resulting from the treatment of fatty substances or animal or vegetable waxes - Waste of bones and horn-cores, unworked, defatted, simply prepared (but not cut to shape), treated with acid or degelatinised - Fish waste - Cocoa shells, husks, skins and other cocoa waste - Other wastes from the agro-food industry excluding by-products which meet national and international requirements and standards for human or animal consumption [B3070] The following wastes:

- Waste of human hair - Waste straw - Deactivated fungus mycelium from penicillin production to be used as animal feed [B3080] Waste parings and scrap of rubber

[B3090] Paring and other wastes of leather or of composition leather not suitable for the manufacture of leather articles, excluding leather sludges, not containing hexavalent chromium compounds and biocides (Note the related entry on list A [A3100])

[B3100] Leather dust, ash, sludges or flours not containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides (Note the related entry on list A [A3090])

[B3110] Fellmongery wastes not containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides or infectious substances (Note the related entry on list A [A3110])

[B3120] Wastes consisting of food dyes

[B3130] Waste polymer ethers and waste non-hazardous monomer ethers incapable of forming peroxides

[B3140] Waste pneumatic tyres, excluding those destined for Annex IV.A operations

[B4]Wastes which may contain either

inorganic or organic constituents

[B4010] Wastes consisting mainly of water-based/latex paints, inks and hardened varnishes not containing organic solvents, heavy metals or biocides to an extent to render them hazardous (Note the related entry on list A [A4070])

[B4020] Wastes from production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticizers, glues/adhesives, not listed on list A, free of solvents and other contaminants to an extent that they do not exhibit Annex III characteristics, e.g. water based, or glues based on casein starch, dextrin, cellulose ethers, polyvinyl alcohols (Note the related entry on list A [A3050])

[B4030] Used single use cameras, with batteries not included on list A


Annex II

APPLICATION FORM FOR THE PLACEMENT OR REMOVAL OF WASTES ON LIST A OR LIST B

A. WASTE IDENTIFICATION 1. Proposed wording for the placement (or replacement wording for existing category) 2. Name of the Waste: 3. Origin of the Waste: 4. Physical form: 5. Major constituents: 6. Typical contaminants: 7. Waste Code: UN Class ____ UN number ____ IWIC ____ OECD ____ EWC ____ Others (e.g. Harmonized System Code, BIR, ISRI, IPMI, etc.) 8. Enter all relevant Y numbers 9. Hazardous characteristics ____ H1 ____ H4.3 ____ H6.2 ____ H12 ____ H3 ____ H5.1 ____ H8 ____ H13 ____ H4 ____ H5.2 ____ H10 ____ H4.2 ____ H6.1 ____ H11

B. PROPOSED PLACEMENT PROPOSED REMOVAL List A ____ From List A ____ List B ____ From List B ____

C. NATIONAL DEFINITION Is the waste legally defined as or considered to be hazardous in the country submitting the application?

Yes ____ No ____


D. COMMERCIAL CLASSIFICATION Is the waste routinely traded through established channels and is that evidenced by commercial classifications?

Yes ____ No ____


SUMMARY OF REASONS FOR PROPOSED PLACEMENT NB: A detailed case (no more than 8 additional pages) should be attached considering the category(ies) in Annex I to the Basel Convention under which the waste falls with evidence demonstrating that the waste does or does not exhibit any of the hazard characteristics in Annex III to the Convention (see guidance - to be drafted). Additional material may be submitted in the form of annexes or attachments. All such annexes or attachments must be listed in the Application Form together with instructions on how to obtain these documents.


E. NAME OF APPLICANT Name: Address: Party Observer State Tel: NGO Fax: Company E-mail: Individual (Signature) (Stamp)


F. AUTHORITY TRANSMITTING APPLICATION Name: Address: ____________________ (Signature) Tel: Fax: E-mail: ____________________ (Stamp) Date of transmission: This Application Form may include up to 8 additional pages.


APPLICATION FORM PROCEDURE Who is to complete the Form (applicant)?

- Any Contracting Party, observer State, NGO, private company or individual has the right to fill in the Application Form with the proposed placement of wastes under list A or list B, or with a proposal for removing wastes from list A, list B or working list C.

Procedure for transmission of the Form

- The applicant must present the Application Form with any supporting annexes and attachments to national authorities for the Basel Convention.

- The Competent Authority and/or Focal Point should consider the Application Form with any supporting annexes and attachments and only forward it to the SBC if it is properly completed and if it considers the completed application provides sufficient information for the TWG to reach a decision.

- It is for the national authority to decide how the Application Form will be forwarded to the Secretariat of the Basel Convention. Normally, the Competent Authority or Focal Point of the Basel Convention will be responsible for transmitting the Form to SBC. For those Parties that have more than one Competent Authority, they will need to decide through which Competent Authority the Form should be forwarded to SBC.

- The TWG will consider the application at its next meeting provided it is received by the SBC within the timeframe outlined below.

Time-frame for application

- The Application Form for placement or removal of wastes has to be submitted to SBC at least three months prior to the meeting of the TWG. The Secretariat will despatch completed applications within two months of the date of the next TWG meeting.

- Competent Authorities and/or Focal Points are requested to make available any annexes or attachments to all Focal Points of the Basel Convention and to advise the SBC that this is done.

- If a Competent Authority and/or Focal Point is unable to make available any annexes or attachments to all Focal Points of the Basel Convention, they may request the Secretariat to undertake this function.

- In exceptional circumstances, a Party may communicate a proposal(s) for placement or removal of wastes six weeks before the meeting of the Technical Working Group if such proposal(s) cannot be sent to SBC within the three month deadline. The Party, in this case, would need to send the proposal(s) to all other Focal Points as well as to SBC. The TWG would endeavour to consider such application(s) at its next meeting.


We thank the Basel Secretariat for making this document available to us.