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Basel Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal (1989)

Preamble

Article 1 - Scope of the Convention

Article 2 - Definitions

Article 3 - National Definitions of Hazardous Wastes

Article 4 - General Obligations

Article 5 - Designation of Competent Authorities and Focal Point

Article 6 - Transboundary Movement between Parties

Article 7 - Transboundary Movement from a Party through States which are not Parties

Article 8 - Duty to Re-import

Article 9 - Illegal Traffic

Article 10 - International Co-operation

Article 11 - Bilateral, Multilateral and Regional Agreements

Article 12 - Consultations on Liability

Article 13 - Transmission of Information

Article 14 - Financial Aspects

Article 15 - Conference of the Parties

Article 16 - Secretariat

Article 17 - Amendment of the Convention

Article 18 - Adoption and Amendment of Annexes

Article 19 - Verification

Article 20 - Settlement of Disputes

Article 21 - Signature

Article 22 - Ratification, Acceptance, Formal Confirmation or Approval

Article 23 - Accession

Article 24 - Right to Vote

Article 25 - Entry into Force

Article 26 - Reservations and Declarations

Article 27 - Withdrawal

Article 28 - Depository

Article 29 - Authentic Texts

Annex 1 - Categories Of Wastes To Be Controlled

Waste Streams:
Wastes Having as Constituents:

Annex II - Categories Of Wastes Requiring Special Consideration

Annex III - List Of Hazardous Characteristics

Tests

Annex IV - Disposal Operations

Annex V A - Information To Be Provided On Notification

Annex VB - Information To Be Provided On The Movement Document

Annex VI - Arbitration

Article l
Article 2
Article 3
Article 4
Article 5
Article 6
Article 7
Article 8
Article 9
Article 10

Metadata

SiSU Metadata, document information

Manifest

SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.

Basel Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal (1989)

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Basel Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal (1989)

Article 13 - Transmission of Information

1. The Parties shall, whenever it comes to their knowledge, ensure that, in the case of an accident occurring during the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes or their disposal, which are likely to present risks to human health and the environments in other States, those States are immediately informed.

2. The Parties shall inform each other, through the Secretariat, of:

(a) Changes regarding the designation of competent authorities and/or focal points, pursuant to Article 5;

(b) Changes in their national definition of hazardous wastes, pursuant to Article 3; and, as soon as possible,

(c) Decisions made by them not to consent totally or partially to the import of hazardous wastes or other wastes for disposal within the area under their national jurisdiction;

(d) Decisions taken by them to limit or ban the export of hazardous wastes or other wastes;

(e) Any other information required pursuant to paragraph 4 of this Article.

3. The Parties, consistent with national laws and regulations, shall transmit, through the Secretariat, to the Conference of the Parties established under Article 15, before the end of each calendar year, a report on the previous calendar year, containing the following information:

(a) Competent authorities and focal points that have been designated by them pursuant to Article 5;

(b) Information regarding transboundary movements of hazardous wastes or other wastes in which they have been involved, including:

(i) The amount of hazardous wastes and other wastes exported, their category, characteristics, destination, any transit country and disposal method as stated on the response to notification;

(ii) The amount of hazardous wastes and other wastes imported, their category, characteristics, origin, and disposal methods;

(iii) Disposals which did not proceed as intended;

(iv) Efforts to achieve a reduction of the amount of hazardous wastes or other wastes subject to transboundary movement;

(c) Information on the measures adopted by them in implementation of this Convention;

(d) Information on available qualified statistics which have been complied by them on the effects on human health and the environment of the generation, transportation and disposal of hazardous wastes or other wastes;

(e) Information concerning bilateral, multilateral and regional agreements and arrangements entered into pursuant to Article 11 of this Convention;

(f) Information on accidents occurring during the transboundary movement and disposal of hazardous wastes and other wastes and on the measures undertaken to deal with them;

(g) Information on disposal options operated within the area of their national jurisdiction;

(h) Information on measures undertaken for development of technologies for the reduction and/or elimination of production of hazardous wastes and other wastes; and

(i) Such other matters as the Conference of the Parties shall deem relevant.

4. The Parties, consistent with national laws and regulations, shall ensure that copies of each notification concerning any given transboundary movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes, and the response to it, are sent to the Secretariat when a Party considers that its environment may be affected by that transboundary movement has requested that this should be done.


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