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Data on the Generation and Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Other wastes in 2003 (as reported)

Quantities

(in metric tons)

Generation


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

160,000

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



Total amount of hazardous wastes generated

160,000

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

12,800,000

Export


Amount of hazardous wastes exported

0

Amount of other wastes exported

0

Import


Amount of hazardous wastes imported

0

Amount of other wastes imported

No data



Basel Convention 2002
Country Fact Sheet 2003


Yemen



Status of Ratifications:




Party to the Basel Convention:

21.02.1996 (a)

Amendment to the Basel Convention:

-

Basel protocol on Liability and Compensation:
-

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




Competent Authority






Focal Point


Chairman

Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

P.O. Box 19719, Sana'a

Republic of Yemen

Telephone: (967 1) 20 78 17

Telefax: (967 1) 20 73 27

E-Mail: epc@y.net.yr or               dobhani2822@yahoo.com

Website:


Chairman

Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

P.O. Box 19719, Sana'a

Republic of Yemen

Telephone: (967 1) 20 78 17

Telefax: (967 1) 20 73 27

E-Mail: epc@y.net.yr or               dobhani2822@yahoo.com

Website:





National Definition

National definition of waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in Yemen.

Waste is materials or substances of mobile things to be disposed of or intended to be disposed or it is required according to the prevailing rules of the law to get rid of or that owner and possessor desire to recycle it or neutralize it to dispose of it.


National definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in Yemen.

Hazardous waste is any waste that is generated from industrial, chemical or radiation operations and becomes hazardous due to its contents of materials or concentration of materials or due to its chemical or reactions or due to its toxic characteristics or being liable to explosion or to create corrosion or any other characteristics that arise danger to human being, fauna and flora to the environment whether independently or inter mixed with other wastes.


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 Yemen 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 Yemen.







Restrictions on export for final disposal

Yemen restricts the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal.


قيود على تصدير النفايات للتخلص النهائي (لا يوجد قيود على التصدير للنفايات أياً كانت طريقة التعامل معها سواء كانت للتخلص النهائي أو الاسترداد)





Restrictions on export for recovery

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







Restrictions on import for final disposal

Yemen restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal.


ك (ل المخلفات الخطرة الواردة في اللائحة التنفيذية للقانون رقم (26) لسنة 1995م. بشأن حماية البيئة، وأيضا ما ورد في الاتفاقية، ما لم يكون هناك جهات محلية قادرة على الاستفادة من المخلفات المستوردة.





Restrictions on import for recovery

Yemen restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery.


(كل المخلفات الخطرة الواردة في اللائحة التنفيذية للقانون رقم (26) لسنة 1995م. بشأن حماية البيئة، وأيضا ما ورد في الاتفاقية، ما لم يكون هناك جهات محلية قادرة على الاستفادة من المخلفات المستوردة.





Restrictions on transit

Yemen restricts the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.






Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation


National strategies/policies

Measures were taken to implement laws and by-laws in relation to the reduction and to minimization of hazardous wastes. Also, management plans are being effectively implemented through efficient officers.



Legislation, regulations and guidelines

Currently in Yemen there are very few laws on this matter. However, preparations are underway for drafting legislation.






Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures

National strategies/policies

EIA policy for the Republic of Yemen.



Legislation, regulations and guidelines

Environmental law No.26 for the year 95; and by-laws of Environment law.






Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

No facilities available.






Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

No agreements.






Technical Assistance and Training Available

  • EPC

  • Ministry of Transport

  • Ministry of Health

  • Ministry of Industry

  • Ministry of Agriculture

A complete list could be obtained from the Focal Point.




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