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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




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



Total amount of hazardous wastes generated

No data

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

No data

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

0


Basel Convention 2002
Country Fact Sheet 2002


Dominican Republic



Status of Ratifications:




Party to the Basel Convention:

10.07.2000 (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


Directora de Calidad Ambiental de la Subsecretaría de Estado de Gestión Ambiental

Secretaría de Estado de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales

Edificio Oficinas Gubernamentales, Edificio B, 1er piso, Av. México esq. Dr. Delgado

Santo Domingo

República Dominicana

Telephone: (1 809) 472 06 26

Telefax: (1 809) 472 06 31

E-Mail: sga@medioambiente.gov.do

Website:


Subsecretario de Gestión Ambiental

Secretaría de Estado de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales

Edificio Oficinas Gubernamentales, Edificio B, 1er piso

Av. México esq. Dr. Delgado

Santo Domingo

República Dominicana

Telephone: (1 809) 688 88 86

Telefax: (1 809) 221 86 98

E-Mail: hector.ledesma@codetel.net.do

Website:





National Definition

There is no national definition of waste and hazardous waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste in Dominican Republic.
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 Dominican Republic 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 Dominican Republic.







Restrictions on export for final disposal and for recovery

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








Restrictions on import for final disposal

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


Article 100 of the National Environmental Law 64-00 prohibits import of any kind of Hazardous wastes.





Restrictions on import for recovery

Dominican Republic restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery.


Article 100 of the National Environmental Law 64-00 prohibits import of any kind of Hazardous wastes.
The restriction covers any kind of hazardous waste, in all the territory of the Dominican Republic.
The law 64-00 states in art.100 that the list of wastes to be controlled are those which are in the international conventions, in this case it is as in the Basel Convention.





Restrictions on transit

Dominican Republic restricts the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.


Law 4201 of the Secretary of Public Health prohibits transit and disposal of medicinal wastes through the country.




Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation

National strategies/policies

The Subsecretariat of Environmental Management is the institution responsible for imposing penalties on companies that generate wastes and do not manage them in an environmentally sound manner.



Legislation, regulations and guidelines

The existing legislation is Act 64-00 (General Act on the Environment and Natural Resources). Regulations have been established for the more specific management of wastes.







Measures taken by industries/waste generators

Some industries manage their own wastes (they have treatment plants), others send their wastes to another country for disposal, and others engage in publicity campaigns for the conservation of the environment.






Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures






Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

Disposal facilities

No facilities available.







Recovery/recycling/re-use facilities

Bacterías Cometas, Zona Industrial de Haina, Santo Domingo; Recycle of Batteries; The recycling of batteries exists, but only one company in a formal level. The majority are in an informal level.






Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

No agreements.




Technical Assistance and Training Available

  • UASD Universidad Autónoma de Santo domingo. Zona Universitaria, Santo Domingo

  • INDOTEC, Avenida Núñmz de Cáceres, Santo Domingo

  • Marina de Guerra, Avenida España, Santo Domingo

  • Policía Ambiental, Avenida Máximo Gómez, Santo Domingo


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