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Basel Convention 2002 Country Fact Sheet 2003



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Basel Convention 2002
Country Fact Sheet 2003


Chile


Status of Ratifications:




Party to the Basel Convention:

11.08.1992

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


Subsecretaría de Salud

Ministerio de Salud

Enrique Mac-Iver 541,Santiago de Chile

Chile


Telephone: (56 2) 630 05 75

Telefax: (56 2) 664 95 50

E-Mail: jmonreal@minsal.gov.cl

Website:


Dirección de Medio Ambiente

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores

Catedral 1143, Santiago

Chile


Telephone: (56 2) 679 43 75/83

Telefax: (56 2) 673 21 52 or 698 12 72 or

699 42 02

E-Mail: aduncker@minrel.gov.cl

Website:





National Definition

The national definition of waste to be used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste is being prepared.

A Draft Law is being prepared by the National Congress, which, if approved, will prohibit the entry of hazardous wastes into Chile. This Draft Law would contain definitions of waste and hazardous waste. Also a regulation on Management of Hazardous Wastes is under preparation.


The national definition of hazardous waste to be used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste is being prepared.

A Draft Law is being prepared by the National Congress, which, if approved, will prohibit the entry of hazardous wastes into Chile. This Draft Law would contain definitions of waste and hazardous waste. Also a regulation on Management of Hazardous Wastes is under preparation.


Chile is in a preparatory process to regulate/control wastes defined as, or considered to be hazardous wastes by national legislation in accordance with Art. 1, para 1(b) of the Basel Convention.
Hazardous wastes that are not covered by the Basel Convention are being considered for inclusion in the above-mentioned regulation.
Chile requires special consideration for the following waste(s) when subjected to transboundary movement: Any wastes, even those that are not hazardous, require authorization from the National Sanitary Authority for every kind of management, including their transport.



Restrictions on Transboundary Movement

Amendment to the Basel Convention

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







Restrictions on export for final disposal and for recovery

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







Restrictions on transit and import for final disposal and for recovery

Chile is in a preparatory process to restrict transit and import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal and for recovery.


A Draft Law is being prepared by the National Congress, which, if approved, will prohibit the entry of hazardous wastes into Chile and transit the entry of hazardous wastes.




Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation


National strategies/policies

Chile has implemented a policy of clean production in some production sectors.



Legislation, regulations and guidelines

Guidelines have been developed for each sector included in the clean production programs. Guidelines for recycling of used oils are under preparation.







Measures taken by industries/waste generators

Sound environmental management for pesticide containers; and

Hazardous waste components segregation in some waste streams.





Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures

National strategies/policies

Chile does not import wastes. Export of hazardous wastes is allowed when Chile has no capability to treat or dispose those wastes.







Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

Disposal facilities

  • Hidronor S.A., Av. Vizcaia # 260, Santiago, tel: (56-2) 640-9364, fax: (56-2) 640-9372; Treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes;

  • Copiulemu, VIII Región; Treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes;







Recovery/recycling/re-use facilities

  • Hidronor S.A., Av. Vizcaia # 260, Santiago, tel: (56-2) 640-9364, fax: (56-2) 640-9372; Transformation of liquid residues in fuel;

  • Bravo Energy Chile S.A., Av. Las Industrias # 12 600, Maipú, tel: (56-2) 535-0514; Transformation of liquid residues in fuel;

  • Procesan S.A., Cerro El Roble No 9661, tel: (56-2) 738-6089, fax: (56-2) 747-1009; Incineration of wastes from health-care activities;

  • Sercoin S.C.I. Ltda., Las Acacias No 02519, San Bernardo, tel: (56-2) 528-3679, fax: (56-2) 528-2424; Solvent reclamation/regeneration;

  • Recycling Instruments Ltda., Cerro Santa Lucia No 9981-C, Quilicura, tel: (56-2) 747-1241, fax: (56-2) 747-1162; Solvent reclamation/regeneration and used oil re-refining;




Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

No agreements.






Technical Assistance and Training Available

  • Ministry of Health, Mc Iver 541, Santiago

  • Comision Nacional del Medio Ambiente, Teatinos 254, Santiago

  • Servicio Nacional de Aduanas, Plaza Sotomayor 60, Valparaíso





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