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Basel Convention 2002
Country Fact Sheet 2006


France



Status of Ratifications:




Party to the Basel Convention:

07.01.1991 (AA)

Amendment to the Basel Convention:

18.11.2003 (AA)

Basel protocol on Liability and Compensation:
-

(Accession (a); Acceptance (A); Approval (AA); Formal confirmation (c); Ratification; Succession (d))




Competent Authority






Focal Point


Competent Authority for Transit:

Ministère Chargé de l’Environnement

DPPR / SDPD/ BPGD

Arche paroi Nord 92055 La Défense cedex

France

tel.: (33-1) 4081-8776



e-mail.: Anne-laure.genty@developpement-durable.gouv.fr

website: http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr

Multiple Authorities (list available from the Focal Point).


Chargée de mission

Ministère de l'Ecologie, de l'Energie, du Développement Durable et de l'Aménagement du Territoire

DPPR/SDPD/BPGD

Arche Paroi Nord 92055 La Défense cedex

France

tel.: (33-1) 4081-8776



e-mail.: Anne-laure.genty@developpement-durable.gouv.fr

website: http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr






National Definition

National definition of waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in France.
"Waste" shall mean any substance or object in the categories set out in annex I of the directive 2006/12/EC of the European parliament and of the council of 5 April 2006 on waste , which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard.
National definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in France.

The national definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements is in accordance with Regulation EC n° 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council.


France regulates/controls additional wastes as hazardous that are not included in Art. 1 (1)a of the Basel Convention and would be controlled for the purpose of transboundary movements pursuant to Art. 1 (1)b.

These wastes are those included in lists amber and red, and unlisted waste of the EC regulation 1013/2006.

In France 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.



Restrictions on Transboundary Movement

Amendment to the Basel Convention

The amendment to the Basel Convention (Decision III/1) has been implemented in France.

It has been implemented through the EC regulation 1013/2006.





Restrictions on export for final disposal

France has no restrictions on the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal.


France allows the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal to some countries only (EU and EFTA), in accordance with EU Regulation 1013/2006.





Restrictions on export for recovery

France has no restrictions on the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery.


France has no restrictions on the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery other than those specified in regulation 1013/2006.





Restrictions on import for final disposal

France has no restrictions on the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal.







Restrictions on import for recovery

France has no restrictions on the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery.







Restrictions on transit

France has no restrictions on the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.





Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation


National strategies/policies

Policies on packaging waste, used tyres, batteries, vehicles and electronic waste.




Legislation, regulations and guidelines

Decree No. 98-638 from July 20th 1998 about how to take into account the environment requirements in the design and the manufacturing of packaging;

· Decree No. 99-374 from May 12th 1999 about introducing batteries in the market and their disposal;

· Decree No. 2002-1563 from December 24th 2002 about the disposal of used tyres;

· Decree No. 2003-727 from August 1st 2003 about the treatment of end-of-life vehicles; and

· Decree 2005-829 from July 2005 relating to the composition of electrical and electronic equipment and to the disposal of waste from this equipment.







Economic instruments/ initiatives

Taxes (General tax on polluting activities) on the disposal of hazardous wastes and other wastes.







Measures taken by industries/waste generators

Agreement on the treatment of end-of-life vehicles, from March 10th 1993.







Others

None.




Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures

National strategies/policies

Every region must have a waste management plan for hazardous wastes; and every department must have a waste management plan for household waste.







Legislation, regulations and guidelines

Environment code (book 5, title 4).







Economic instruments/ initiatives

None.






Measures taken by industries/waste generators

None.






Others

None.




Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

Information can be obtained from:

ADEME (Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maitrise de l’Energie); 20, avenue du Grésillé - BP 90406 - 49004 ANGERS Cedex 01Cedex. http://www.ademe.fr





Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

  • Multilateral; OECD Member Countries; 01.05.1994 -; OECD Decision C(92)39/FINAL on the Control of Transfrontier Movements of Wastes Destined for Recovery Operations (30 March 1992)

  • Bilateral; France and Gabon; 02.2003 - 02.2006; Hazardous waste (PCB, lead, cadmium, asbestos and waste laboratory) for disposal



Technical Assistance and Training Available

  • ADEME (Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maitrise de l’Energie); 20, avenue du Grésillé - BP 90406 - 49004 ANGERS Cedex 01Cedex. http://www.ademe.fr

  • INERIS, Parc Technologique Alata, BP 2, 60550 Verneuil-en-Alatte

  • INSA-POLDEN, BP 2132 Villeurbanne Cedex

  • BRGM, BP 6009, 45060 Orleans Cedex 2

The most important companies treating waste have research laboratories and also provide assistance in these fields.





Data on the Generation and Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Other wastes in 2006 (as reported)

Quantities

(in metric tons)

Generation


Amount of hazardous wastes generated under Art. 1(1)a (Annex I: Y1-Y45) of BC

No data

Amount of hazardous wastes generated under Art. 1(1)b of BC

9,610,000

Total amount of hazardous wastes generated


9,610,000

Amount of other wastes generated (Annex II: Y46-Y47)

33,879,000

Export


Amount of hazardous wastes exported

667,164

Amount of other wastes exported

42,429

Import


Amount of hazardous wastes imported

1,614,188

Amount of other wastes imported

7,470


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