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IMPEL waste transport inspections A step towards European enforcement. Jolanda Roelofs Inspectorate of the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment The Netherlands. Set up. IMPEL IMPEL TFS Background and necessity of enforcement

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IMPEL waste transport inspections

A step towards European enforcement

Jolanda Roelofs

Inspectorate of the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment

The Netherlands

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Set up

  • IMPEL
  • IMPEL TFS
  • Background and necessity of enforcement
  • Results of the project Verification and Seaport
  • Impel TFS Enforcement Actions
  • Summary
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IMPEL

Network of European regulators

  • Established in 1992
  • 30 countries member states of the EU incl.

Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Turkey, Norway

  • EU-Commission participate in network.
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IMPEL

Objectives

  • More effective implementation of environmental legislation.
  • Share information and experience
  • A greater consistency of enforcement
  • To promote understanding of differences of national regulatory systems.
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IMPEL TFS

  • Cluster TFS
  • For competent authorities
  • European Waste Shipment regulation
  • Multi annual program
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Background

Large amounts of waste are being transported through EU / world

Waste export to non OECD countries

  • 88.000 tons: 72% possibly illegal

(= 93% of declarations)

  • probability of interception: 6%
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Background 2

Waste export to new EU member states

    • 3.500 tons: 50% possibly illegal
  • Enforcement stops at the border
  • Is it really processed:

-In the right place?

-In the right manner

-Or does it end up outside of EU?

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Project Seaport and Verification

  • Under umbrella IMPEL/TFS
  • Aim of both projects: improve international enforcement.
  • From 6 tot 15 countries
  • Uniform priorities and inspection methods
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Austria

Czech Republic

Slovak Republic

Croatia

Ireland

Belgium

Malta

Finland

Denmark

Germany (NRW, Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Schleswig Holstein.)

The Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Switzerland

France

Latvia

Spain

United Kingdom

Participators project 2

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Project Verification - Preparation

Starting point: transport inspections

Select location at a strategic transport point.

  • Choose inspection method:

- Roadblock or mobile:

- Facilities or less preparation

- Large amount or better selection

- Publicity or act discreetly

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Project Verification - Inspections

  • Organize the briefing and evaluation
  • Selection of transports
  • Checking compliance EU regulation
  • Collecting information about the transport
  • Use of an uniform report form
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Project Verification - Verification

  • Investigation at receiving company:

- Did the waste arrive?

- Is the company permitted?

- Is it recovered/disposed as prescribed

  • Inspection of dispatch; upstream and downstream.
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Project Seaport

Starting point: inspections at seaports

  • Custom document checks
  • Selection bases on priorities
  • Storage locations
  • Traffic inspections
  • Follow up actions
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Conclusions Project Verification/Seaport

Bottlenecks

  • Chaos in competent authorities and competencies.
  • Uniform interpretation of Regulations is a problem.
  • Verifications is vital, but hard arrange
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Conclusions Project Verification/Seaport

  • 50 % illegal shipments
  • Impulse for (inter) national enforcement activities and cooperation.
  • Port hopping tackled
  • Information, signal and experiences exchanged.
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Project Enforcement Actions

  • A permanent common and consistent level of enforcement
  • Setting up training and exchange programs for inspection
  • Maintain and improve the network of inspectors
  • Easy assisable European enforcement project.
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Project Enforcement Actions

Strategy

  • Toolbox
  • Verification
  • Communication
  • Exchange of knowledge
  • Exchange of information

:

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Exchange of inspections

Inspections

Verification

Communication

Inspections:

-Harbours

-Transport: rail, road, water

-Companies

-Destination

-Dispatch

-inside/outside EU

-Viadesk/ Website

-Inspection forms

-Publicity

-Network

Project Enforcement Actions

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Summary

  • Enforcement is necessary
  • Lots of violations
  • Waste transports throughout the world
  • Through cooperation tackled illegal waste shipment.
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Information

For more information:

www.europa.eu.int/comm/environment/impel