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(Accession (a); Acceptance (A); Approval (AA); Formal confirmation (c); Ratification; Succession (d))




Competent Authority






Focal Point


Secrétariat d'Etat à l'Environnement et à la Lutte contre la Désertification

Ministère de l'Hydraulique, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte Contre la Désertification

B.P. 257, Niamey

Niger


Telephone: (227) 72 38 89

Telefax: (227) 72 40 15


E-Mail: mre@intnet.ne


Website:

Chef de Division Lutte contre les Pollutions et Nuisances, Direction de l'Environnement

Ministère de l'Hydraulique, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte Contre la Désertification, B.P. 578, Niamey

Niger

Telephone: (227) 73 33 29



Telefax: (227) 73 55 91/73 27 84

E-Mail: smahazou@intnet.ne

Website:





National Definition

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

Law No. 98-56 of 29 December 1998 is a framework Law related to the environmental management and; Ordinance No. 93-13 of 2 March 1993, which establishes a code of public hygiene.


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







Restrictions on export for final disposal and for recovery

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

The constitution of 9 August 1999 of Niger does not consider the export of hazardous wastes (Article 27).

Transit, import, storage, placement and release of hazardous wastes in Niger are prohibited by the Constitution (Article 27, para. 4).







Restrictions on import for final disposal and for recovery

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


The Constitution of 9 August 1999 and; Law No. 98-56 of 29 December 1998, which is a framework Law related to the environmental management. Import of hazardous wastes is prohibited and considered as a crime against the nation (Art. 27, para. 4).





Restrictions on transit

Niger restricts the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.


Transit is prohibited by Niger’s Constitution (Article 27, para. 4).
Import of hazardous wastes is prohibited and considered as a crime against the nation (Art. 27, para. 4).




Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation


National strategies/policies

Agenda 21 constitutes the national strategy for the environment and sustainable development plan. Niger benefits a project from Basel Convention through the CRCB/Dakar to develop a National Implementation plan of the BC since last year.



Legislation, regulations and guidelines

The Law on norms and quality and the complementary texts related to the legal framework on environmental management are currently being elaborated and are in the process of being adopted.

Regulations are on going through the NIP/BC.





Measures taken by industries/waste generators

Mining and chemical related industries apply directives and guidance of their respective multinational groups on production and management of the wastes.






Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures

Measures taken by industries/waste generators

Exempt the Uranium industries (COMINAK and SOMAIR) who are certified ISO 14001, and implement the COGEMA Group measures and regulations.







Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

Disposal facilities

Information could be obtained from: www.niger_gouv.net








Recovery/recycling/re-use facilities

No facilities available.






Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

  • Regional agreement; Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa; African States (O.U.A).

  • Multilateral agreement; Partnership Agreement (the Cotonou Agreement) between the Members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States of the One Part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the Other Part; ACP, EC; 01.03.2000 - 01.03.2019.




Technical Assistance and Training Available

  • Ministère de l’Hydraulique, l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre la Désertification

  • Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de la Technologie

  • Direction Générale des Douanes

  • Ministère de l’Intérieur

  • Ministère de la Défense Nationale


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