(draft) Correspondents’ Guidelines No 9 on Shipments of Waste Vehicles Brussels, 17 November 2010 George Kiayias European Commission, DG Environment
Correspondents’ Guidelines: • represent common understanding of all MS on the interpretation of Regulation (EC) No. 1013/2006 on shipments of waste (WSR) • are non-legally binding instruments • contribute to a uniform application of the WSR throughout the EU • could become a basis for a future legally binding instrument • listed in: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/shipments/guidance.htm
Draft Correspondents’ Guideline on the Shipment of waste vehicles • Currently Version 8 is being revised • Expect an agreement on a text in the coming months • Guideline directed to: • persons arranging shipments of waste vehicles; • persons arranging shipments of used vehicles; • authorities responsible for the enforcement of the WSR; • garage owners, dismantlers, recyclers, dealers, traders.
Distinction among vehicle typesnon-waste vs. waste & haz. vs. non-haz. waste • Type 1: Operational used vehicle (non-waste) • Type 2: Repairable used vehicle (non-waste) • Type 2a: Vintage cars/vehicles (non-waste) • Type 3: Waste vehicle – depolluted (non-hazardous waste, B1250, 16 01 06) • Type 4: Waste vehicle wreck not depolluted (hazardous waste, 16 01 04*)
Distinction among vehicle typesnon-waste vs. waste & haz. vs. non-haz. waste, cont. • MS need to come to a final agreement on the criteria and indicators when a vehicle is to be considered waste • MS need to come to a final agreement on the criteria and indicators when a vehicle is to be considered a used- or a repairable vehicle (i.e., non-waste)
A few examples of Criteria and Indicators • Vehicle is a waste: • vehicle cut into pieces; • not suitable for minor repair; • last M.O.T test performed more than 2 years ago; • vehicle has no registration; • discharge of operating liquids; • repair costs (within EU) exceed value of vehicle; • etc., etc.
A few examples of Criteria and Indicators, cont. • Vehicle is operational, or repairable: • proof of roadworthiness, evidence of testing; • possibility to use a special declaration that the vehicle is repairable; • case of sale: invoice and contract relating to the sale, incl. a guarantee that the vehicle is fully functional • no corrosion or damage; • tyre profile above wear limit; • doors not welded • etc., etc.
More information: Thank you for your attention! http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/shipments/index.htm George.Kiayias@ec.europa.eu