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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

353,798

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



Total amount of hazardous wastes generated


353,798

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

4,710,250

Export


Amount of hazardous wastes exported

3,244

Amount of other wastes exported

19

Import


Amount of hazardous wastes imported

25,500

Amount of other wastes imported

0


Basel Convention 2002
Country Fact Sheet 2003


Honduras



Status of Ratifications:




Party to the Basel Convention:

27.12.1995 (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


Secretaría de Recursos Naturales y Ambiente

100 mts. Al sur del Estadio Nacional

Tegucigalpa

Honduras


tel.: (504) 232-2011/1386/1861

fax: (504) 232-6250

e-mail.: serna@gob.hn

website: http://www.serna.gob.hn




Directora de Gestión Ambiental (DGA)

Sub-Secretaría del Ambiente

Avenida Lempira, Calle la Fuente

Edificio Medina, No. 1511

Tegucigalpa, M.D.C.

Honduras


Telephone: (504) 238 46 61 or 237 57 07

Telefax: (504) 237 57 26

E-Mail:

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.

Definition given by the Basel Convention is in use.


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 Honduras 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 Honduras.

The amendment (III/1) of the Basel Convention hasn’t been ratified in Honduras, but the competent authority of the Basel Convention in Honduras applies the decision.





Restrictions on export for final disposal and for recovery

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







Restrictions on import for final disposal

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


Art.8 General Law on Environment:

Se prohíbe la introducción al país, de desechos tóxicos radiactivas, Basuras domiciliarias, cienos o lodos cloacales y otros. Así mismo se prohíbe utilizar el territorio nacional y las aguas nacionales como deposito de tales materiales.

Art.9 del Reglamento General del Ambiente:

Los órganos competentes deberán elaborar y poner en vigencia las normas Técnicas que se deberán seguir en el proceso de descarga y emisión de contamínales. En todo caso, se aplicaran las normas internacionales contenidas en los tratados, convenios, acuerdos bilaterales o multilaterales suscritos por Honduras. Se prohíbe la introducción al país, de desechos tóxicos radiactivas, Basuras domiciliarias, cienos y lodos cloacales y otros. Así mismo se prohíbe utilizar el territorio nacional y las aguas nacionales como deposito de tales materiales. La autoridad que permita la introducción de estos materiales y el particular que los introduzca, será procesada por la comisión de un delito ambiental, sin perjuicio de la responsabilidad patrimonial por los daños ocasionados al ambiente y a los recursos naturales y la aplicación de las sanciones administrativas que procedan.


The restriction covers all hazardous waste.





Restrictions on import for recovery

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


General Law on Environment- Ley General del Ambiente.
The restriction covers all hazardous waste.





Restrictions on transit

Honduras restricts the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.


General Law on Environment- Ley General del Ambiente.
The restriction covers all hazardous waste.




Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation


National strategies/policies

Inventory of obsolete pesticides as hazardous waste were eliminated 103 tones in the year 2000.


Legislation, regulations and guidelines

Health code; Penalties code; and General Law on Environment

A regulation for the hazardous wastes is in preparation.






Measures taken by industries/waste generators

Some industries implement the Cleaner Production, ISO 14000.






Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures

National strategies/policies

Inventory of obsolete pesticides as hazardous waste were eliminated 103 tones in the year 2000.







Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

No facilities available.






Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

No agreements.






Technical Assistance and Training Available

Information is not available.


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