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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

487

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



Total amount of hazardous wastes generated


487

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

39,3811)

Export


Amount of hazardous wastes exported

487

Amount of other wastes exported

39,381

Import


Amount of hazardous wastes imported

0

Amount of other wastes imported

0

1) Ce chiffre correspond à la totalité des ordures ménagères et de volumineux qui ont été collectés et exportés puisque notre installation d’incinération est fermée.



Basel Convention 2002
Country Fact Sheet 2002


Antigua and Barbuda



Status of Ratifications:




Party to the Basel Convention:

05.04.1993 (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


Chief Environmental Officer, Environment Division

Ministry of Tourism and Environment

Queen Elizabeth Highway, St. John's

Antigua, West Indies

Telephone: (1 268) 462 06 51

Telefax: (1 268) 462 28 36

E-Mail: mintourenv@candw.ag

Website:


Chief Environment Officer

Ministry of Public Works, Transportation and Environment, Ministry of Agriculture Building, Queen Elizabeth Highway

St. John's Antigua

Antigua and Barbuda

Telephone: (1 268) 462 46 25

Telefax: (1 268) 462 46 25

E-Mail: dcblack11@yahoo.com or               mail@environmentdivision.info

Website:





National Definition

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

Draft Solid Waste Management Act. The act has gone through extensive review. It uses the Basel convention definition.


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 Antigua and Barbuda 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 not been implemented in Antigua and Barbuda.

In the Draft Solid Waste Management Act, the importation of Hazardous wastes is banned.





Restrictions on export for final disposal and for recovery

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







Restrictions on import for final disposal

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


Draft Solid Management Legislation Act will prevent the importation of Hazardous waste.





Restrictions on import for recovery

Antigua and Barbuda restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery.


The Draft Solid Waste Management Act will prevent the importation of Hazardous waste.
Restriction covers OECD countries and wastes covered in the Basel Convention.
Antigua and Barbuda has very little capacity for managing hazardous wastes generated domestically, therefore hazardous wastes cannot be imported.





Restrictions on transit

Antigua and Barbuda is in a preparatory process to restrict the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.


This is included in the Draft Solid Management Legislation Act.
The restriction covers all hazardous wastes.
The Draft Solid Waste Management Act is being finalized by the Parliament.




Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation


National strategies/policies

Very few measures are taken to Reduce Hazardous Wastes. At the Household level, education to facilitate awareness in the reduction of Hazardous wastes is carried out.


Legislation, regulations and guidelines

Draft Solid Waste Management Act encourages the reduction of hazardous wastes.







Economic instruments/ initiatives

None.







Measures taken by industries/waste generators

None.






Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures

National strategies/policies

Draft Solid Management Waste Act calls for Waste management Plans to reduce both solid wastes and hazardous wastes.


Legislation, regulations and guidelines

Draft Solid Waste Management Act provides some direction.







Economic instruments/ initiatives

None.






Measures taken by industries/waste generators

None.





Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

Disposal facilities

  • COOKS Sanitary Landfill-National Solid Waste Management Authority; Engineered Sanitary Landfill, this Landfill is lined, hazardous wastes will be Stored on site;

  • West Indies Oil Company; Engineered land farming operation for used Oil (Y9)

Further information could be obtained from the Ministry of Health, Central Board of Health, National Solid Waste Authority (NSWMA), West Indies Company (WIOC).







Recovery/recycling/re-use facilities

Information is not available.






Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

No agreements.





Technical Assistance and Training Available

  • Ministry of Health and Social Improvement, Central of Health

  • Ministry of Environment and Tourism Environment Division

  • National Solid waste Management Authority, (NSWMA)

  • Ministry of Agriculture Lands and Fisheries, Plant Protection Division Food and Chemistry Technology Division (Dunbars Lab), Extention Division

  • Customs Division/Ministry of Finance

A complete list could be obtained from the Focal Point.




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