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Data on the Generation and Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Other wastes in 2002 (as reported)

Quantities

(in metric tons)

Generation


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




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



Total amount of hazardous wastes generated

Not reported

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

Not reported

Export


Amount of hazardous wastes exported

85,580 1)

Amount of other wastes exported

130,952

Import


Amount of hazardous wastes imported

83,151 1)

Amount of other wastes imported

28

1) Clarification is pending for some of the exported and imported amounts reported by Denmark (These amounts are not included in the current table).

For excluded amounts and/or endnotes refer to the master tables “Table 3: Excluded amounts (export)” and/or “Table 4: Excluded amounts (import)”; and “Table 3: End notes (export)” and/or “Table 4: End notes (import)” which is posted on the website of the Basel Convention (www.basel.int).
Basel Convention 2002
Country Fact Sheet 2003


Dominica



Status of Ratifications:




Party to the Basel Convention:

05.05.1998 (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


The Chief Environmental Health Officer

Ministry of Health, Government Headquarters

Kennedy Avenue, Roseau

Commonwealth of Dominica

Telephone: (1 767) 448 24 01 Ext. 3467

Telefax: (1 767) 448 60 86

E-Mail: minhealth@cwdom.dm

Website:


Head of the Environmental Coordinating Unit

Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment

Roseau Fisheries Complex Building

Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard

Roseau

Commonwealth of Dominica



Telephone: (1 767) 448 24 01 ext. 3456

Telefax: (1 767) 448 45 77

E-Mail: agriext@cwdom.dm

Website:





National Definition

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

“Waste” is defined by the Solid Waste Management Act, 2002.


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

“Hazardous waste” is defined by the Solid Waste Management Act, 2002, schedule containing Annex I and III of the Basel Convention.


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 Dominica 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 Dominica.







Restrictions on export for final disposal

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


Solid Waste Management Act, 2002 and Marine Pollution Act 2002.
Permit must be obtained in writing from Marine Administrator who in consultation with the Chief Environmental Health Officer refuse permission or issue permit for the transboundary movement of waste.





Restrictions on export for recovery

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







Restrictions on import for final disposal and for recovery

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


Solid Waste Management Act, 2002 and Marine Pollution Management Act 2002.





Restrictions on transit

Dominica restricts the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.

Solid Waste Management Act, 2002.





Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation


National strategies/policies

Introduction of organic farming. Restriction on the importation of pesticides and other chemicals through a licensing regime. Substitution of more hazardous chemicals with less hazardous ones.



Legislation, regulations and guidelines

Solid Waste Management Act (2000), Environmental Health Services Act (1998), Litter Act (1990), Pesticides Control Act (1974), Water and Sewerage Act (1989), Marine Pollution Management Act (2002).







Economic instruments/ initiatives

Environmental Levy.







Measures taken by industries/waste generators

Bulk storage of used oil by electric power generating company and other large generators for shipment to refining facility.






Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures

None.




Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

No facilities available.
All solid waste including hazardous waste is disposed of at landfill without gas and leachate treatment facilities. No separation of waste exists.




Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

No agreements.






Technical Assistance and Training Available

No assistance available.




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