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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

269

Amount of other wastes exported

Not reported

Import


Amount of hazardous wastes imported

0

Amount of other wastes imported

0


Basel Convention 2002
Country Fact Sheet 2002


Iran (Islamic Republic of)



Status of Ratifications:




Party to the Basel Convention:

05.01.1993 (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


Department of the Environment

No. 187 Ostad Nejatollahi Ave Tehran

P.O. Box 5181, 15875 Tehran

Islamic Republic of Iran

Telephone: (98 21) 890 37 20 or 826 79 92

Telefax: (98 21) 890 82 30 or 826 40 03

E-Mail: maroofi@irandoe.org or               zibatala@yahoo.com or                tebadi@yahoo.com

Website:


Department of the Environment

No. 187 Ostad Nejatollahi Ave Tehran

P.O. Box 5181, 15875 Tehran

Islamic Republic of Iran

Telephone: (98 21) 890 37 20 or 826 79 92

Telefax: (98 21) 890 82 30 or 826 40 03

E-Mail: maroofi@irandoe.org or               zibatala@yahoo.com or               tebadi@yahoo.com

Website:





National Definition

National definition of waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in Iran (Islamic Republic of).

The national definition of waste in Iran is in accordance with Article 2, paragraph 1 of the Basel Convention.


National definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in Iran (Islamic Republic of).

The national definition of hazardous waste in Iran is in accordance with Article 1, paragraph 1(a) 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 Iran (Islamic Republic of) 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 Iran (Islamic Republic of).







Restrictions on export for final disposal and for recovery

Iran (Islamic Republic of) restricts the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal and for recovery.


As far as it can assure the environmentally sound management in the destination country and according to the Basel Convention, there is no other export restriction.
Decisions may be made on case by case basis.





Restrictions on import for final disposal

Iran (Islamic Republic of) restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal.


National export and import regulation is based on the Basel Convention and WCO-HS.
Decision is made for each case by focal point and relevant national body.
The existing import restriction is due to the lack of reliable facilities for final disposal.





Restrictions on import for recovery

Iran (Islamic Republic of) restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery.


The national export and import regulations are based on the Basel Convention and WCO-HS.
Decision is made for each case by focal point and relevant national body.
Decision may be made to assure environmentally sound recovery of special cases.





Restrictions on transit

Iran (Islamic Republic of) restricts the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.


Compliance with national road transportation of hazardous chemicals regulation.
Identification of export routes in details and transit condition are required for the notification form.



Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation

National strategies/policies

Encouraging to apply ISO systems; restricting import and consumption of some hazardous chemicals; implementing EIA projects prior to any industrial development; and establishment of fining system for importing hazardous wastes for disposal on the basis of the quantity of wastes and their pollution rates.







Economic instruments/ initiatives

Utilizing the sum of improper disposal fine as financial assistance source for hazardous waste management activities.







Measures taken by industries/waste generators

Allocating budget from governmental financial resources and encouraging application of ISO systems in the industries; and conducting research and pilot project for hazardous waste recovery and disposal facilities.






Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

Recovery/recycling/re-use facilities

There are some authorized recovery plants for hazardous wastes of the country within the national jurisdiction of Iran. Used oil re-fining plants, plastic recycling are among these kinds of facilities.






Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

No agreements.






Technical Assistance and Training Available

  • Sharif University/Tehran-Iran

  • Tehran University/Tehran-Iran

  • Tarbiat Modaress University/Tehran-Iran

  • Khageh Nassir University/Tehran-Iran

  • Shiraz University/Shiraz-Iran

A complete list could be obtained from the Focal Point.




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