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Data on the Generation and Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Other wastes in 2002 (as reported)

Quantities

(in metric tons)

Generation


Amount of hazardous wastes generated under Art. 1(1)a (Annex I: Y1-Y45) of BC

164,768

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

33,359

Total amount of hazardous wastes generated


198,127

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

4,889,079

Export


Amount of hazardous wastes exported

80,797

Amount of other wastes exported

Not reported

Import


Amount of hazardous wastes imported

12,570

Amount of other wastes imported

Not reported


Basel Convention 2002
Country Fact Sheet 2003


Qatar



Status of Ratifications:




Party to the Basel Convention:

09.08.1995 (a)

Amendment to the Basel Convention:

28.02.2002

Basel protocol on Liability and Compensation:
-

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




Competent Authority






Focal Point


Head of Pollution Control Section

Supreme Council for the Environment and Natural Reserves, P.O. Box 7634, Doha

Qatar

Telephone: (974) 441 52 46



Telefax: (974) 443 71 71

E-Mail: hkhuwar@mmaa.gov.qa


Website:

Head of Pollution Control Section

Supreme Council for the Environment and Natural Reserves, P.O. Box 7634, Doha

Qatar

Telephone: (974) 441 52 46



Telefax: (974) 443 71 71

E-Mail: hkhuwar@mmaa.gov.qa

Website:





National Definition

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

The national definition of hazardous waste is in accordance with the Basel Convention.


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

The national definition of hazardous waste is in accordance with 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.
Qatar requires special consideration for the following waste(s) when subjected to transboundary movement: Radioactive wastes.



Restrictions on Transboundary Movement

Amendment to the Basel Convention

The amendment to the Basel Convention (Decision III/1) has been implemented in Qatar.







Restrictions on export for final disposal

Qatar restricts the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal.


The Environment Protection Law No.30 of 2002, The Rules on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes, 1997, published by the State of Qatar and the relevant protocol under the Kuwait Convention, 1978.
The restriction covers state of Qatar and the signatories of the protocol of the Kuwait Convention and Basel Convention Parties.
Export of hazardous waste and other wastes will be permitted only if the necessary facilities and technical capacity are not available in Qatar to ensure the disposal of the wastes in question in an environmentally sound manner.





Restrictions on export for recovery

Qatar restricts the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery.


Law No. 30 of 2002.
The restriction covers state of Qatar and the signatories of the protocol of the Kuwait Convention and Basel convention Parties.
However, the importing country must certify the availability of appropriate facilities for treatment and recovery.





Restrictions on import for final disposal and for recovery

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


The Environment Protection Law No.30 of 2002 and The Rules on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes, 1997 of the State of Qatar. The Kuwait Regional Convention for Cooperation on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Pollution, 1978.
The restriction covers state of Qatar and the signatory states.
According to the article No. 24 of the law No.30 of 2002, and to section 3 of the Rules, the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes into the national territory is prohibited.





Restrictions on transit

Qatar restricts the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.


According to the article No. 24 of the law No.30 of 2002, and to section 3 of the Rules, the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes into the national territory is prohibited.
The transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes through the national territory is prohibited except in such cases where a specific approval is obtained form the Supreme Council for Environment and Natural Reserves in the State of Qatar.




Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation


National strategies/policies

Industries have been suggested to recycle and re-use wastes wherever possible. Any new industry on operation is required to take a consent to establish as part of EIA procedure.



Legislation, regulations and guidelines

The generator would make continuous effort towards minimization of hazardous waste and other wastes and make annual assessment of the efforts for submission to the Supreme Council For The Environment in Qatar.







Measures taken by industries/waste generators

Spent catalysts are sold or given to recycling companies; and

Waste oils are collected and taken offsite by contractor for recycling.





Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures

National strategies/policies

Transboundary movements are prohibited in some specific cases.


Legislation, regulations and guidelines

According to section 4 and article 24,25,26 and 27 of the Law No.30 of 2002. Also to the Rules on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste, 1997, transboundary movement is prohibited in the following cases: to any destination south of 60o S latitude; to any state which has imposed a ban on the import of such wastes; to any state which cannot provide assurance as to its capacity to dispose of such wastes in an environmentally sound manner; and to any state which is not a party to the Basel Convention in the case of a state which is party to a bilateral, multilateral or regional agreement.







Measures taken by industries/waste generators

Industries/waste generators are following the Rules on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes, 1997.






Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

Disposal facilities







Recovery/recycling/re-use facilities

  • Qatar Reclamation Oil Plant; Used Oil Recycling;




Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

Regional agreement; Protocol on the Control of Marine Transboundary Movements and Disposal of Hazardous Waste and Other Wastes;

Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates; 17.03.1998 -






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