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BURKINA FASO




Status of Ratification/Accession/Acceptance/Approval:

04.11.1999 (a)

Ratification/Acceptance of the Amendment to the Basel Convention:

Not yet as of 20.11.2002






Competent Authority







Focal Point





Direction Gènérale de la Préservation de l’Environement

03 BP 7044 – Ouagadougou 03

tel: (226) 31-1676

fax: (226) 31-6491 and 31-1676




Direction Gènérale de la Préservation de l’Environement

03 BP 7044 – Ouagadougou 03

tel: (226) 31-1669 and 32-4089

fax: (226) 31-6491

e-mail: Zephirin_25@hotmail.com




National Definition

There is no general definition of waste, but according to article 5 of Law 005/97/ADP establishing the Environmental Code for Burkina Faso, there are specific definitions of urban, industrial and hazardous waste.
Hazardous waste is any waste presenting risks for public health and security and the environment. Waste coming from abroad is presumed to be hazardous.
There are no wastes defined as, or considered to be hazardous wastes by national legislation in accordance with Art. 1, para 1(b) of the Basel Convention.
In Burkina Faso there are no wastes other than those pursuant to Art. 1 (1)a and/or Art. 1 (1)b of the Basel Convention that require special consideration when subjected to transboundary movement.



Data* on the Generation and Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes** and Other Wastes*** in 2000 (as reported)








Quantities (in metric tonnes)

Generation

Total amount of hazardous wastes generated

No data

Total amount of other wastes generated

No data

Transboundary Movement

Total amount of hazardous wastes and other wastes exported

No export

Total amount of hazardous wastes and other wastes imported

No import

* Figures are rounded to the nearest integer.

** Covers wastes under Art. 1 (1)a (Annex I: Y1-Y45) and Art. 1 (1)b.

*** Covers wastes under (Annex II: Y46-Y47).


Restrictions on Transboundary Movement

Amendment to the Basel Convention

The amendment to the Basel Convention (Decision III/1) has not been implemented in Burkina Faso.







Restrictions on export for final disposal

According to article 39 of the Law 005/97/ADP establishing the Environmental Code for Burkina Faso, any activity regarding the transit, import, purchase, sale, transport, treatment, deposit or storage of hazardous wastes is prohibited in Burkina Faso.







Restrictions on import for final disposal and for recovery

According to article 39 of the Law 005/97/ADP establishing the Environmental Code for Burkina Faso, any activity regarding the transit, import, purchase, sale, transport, treatment, deposit or storage of hazardous wastes is prohibited in Burkina Faso.







Restrictions on transit

According to article 39 of the Law 005/97/ADP establishing the Environmental Code for Burkina Faso, any activity regarding the transit, import, purchase, sale, transport, treatment, deposit or storage of hazardous wastes is prohibited in Burkina Faso.





Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation

National strategies/policies

The national strategy for reduction and elimination of hazardous materials and other waste has been defined in a management plan for industrial and household wastes. But the strategy is insufficient or is difficult to implement.







Legislation, regulations and guidelines

Burkina Faso has an Environment Code that seeks to create fundamental principles aimed at preserving the environment and improving the standard of living. These fundamental principles are combating desertification, implementing international agreements ratified by Burkina Faso and preparation and adoption of regulations.







Economic instruments/ initiatives

A National Commission for Investments has been created in Burkina Faso to grant exemptions for the import of equipment for cleaning up pollution. In addition, recognized businesses will be subject to the payment of a single tax. Furthermore, an annual tax will be charged on activities considered dangerous.





Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures

National strategies/policies

None.



Legislation, regulations and guidelines

Article 39 of the Environmental Code prohibits any activity related to the transit, import, purchase, sale, transport, treatment, deposit or storage of hazardous material in Burkina Faso.





Disposal/ Recovery Facilities

None.




Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

None.



Technical Assistance and Training Available

None.


Basel Convention

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