REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM

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  • REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs Private Bag 13347 Windhoek

    Dear Colleague,

    Re: Questionnaire on EU Legislation on Exports of Non-Hazardous Waste to Non-OECD Countries like Namibia

    Your letter concerning the above subject matter has reference. We examined the

    various wastes contained in the above mentioned EU questionnaire and have the

    following comments:

    (a) The hazardous wastes in their mixtures of limited dose levels under the Basel

    Convention cannot be accommodated for importation into Namibia as these will lead

    not only to violation of the Basel Convention to which we are signatory, but also to

    viofation of Article 95 of the Constitution of the Republic of Namibia.

    (b) All other wastes with their traces in impurities of chemically or metallurgical^

    engineered formulations are difficult or even impossible to monitor in the absence of

    any tracing mechanisms nor regulatory thresholds in Namibia.

    (c) Generally, many of the wastes on the EU Questionnaire subsist in the form of

    organic or inorganic materials fused with other elements of which Namibia lakes the

    engineering competence to dissect and make a decision in favour of importation.

    Enquiries: Dr. F.M. Sifeabongo Tel.:+264 61 249015 Fax: +264 61 240333 freddy_sikabongo@yahoo. co. uk

    Floor Troskie Building Private Bag 13346 Windhoek

    OFFICE OF THE PERMANENT SECRETARY

    The Permanent Secretary 18 July 2013

    All official correspondence must be addressed to the Pennanent Secretary

  • (dj Although some wastes are classified as non-hazardous wastes within the borders of

    the ELI, this does not necessarily mean that such wastes are classified or would be

    classified as such in Namibia.

    (f) Above all, it would be ethically incorrect for Namibia to subscribe to any importation

    of any form of non-hazardous wastes from the EU without conducting a detailed public

    consultation on the matter.

    (g) Considering the above comments, it is hereby concluded that Namibia has

    not yet consulted widely on the subject of importing non-hazardous waste from the EU countries. From this perspective, all exports of both hazardous and n on-

    hazardous wastes from any OECD counties into Namibia remain prohibited.

    ' kind co-operation.

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  • Questionnaire relating to amendments to Commission Regulation tOl 3/2006 on mixtures of wastes Ocuihirsun venhw

    Country reply for NAM(&( fi at (datei /J- ^Ł/ДУ ¿¡O/Ò

    The country indicated above requests the following positions to apply in relation to the waste items indicated:

    List of mixtura of wastes included in Anne* 1ΙΙΛ la Regulation (EC) Να 1011/2006 a) The Impart оГ thla waste fram the European Community Ii prohibited

    The waste may be exponed fram lhe European Community for recovery in the country of destination

    List of mixtura of wastes included in Anne* 1ΙΙΛ la Regulation (EC) Να 1011/2006 a) The Impart оГ thla waste fram the European Community Ii prohibited

    b'(The procedure of prior written notification and content ai described in Aniele 35 of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 xviii apply

    c) There will be no contrai in the country of destination

    d) Other control procedures will be followed In the country of destination under applicable national law

    The following tnhturci of WHICH arc Included In this Annex: V

    Mixture of wastes classified under Basel entries ШС10 and BlUSll: S Mixture of wastes classified under Basel entries DKMU and BK17U; • Mixture of wastes classified under Basel entries B3ÍMI) and Ш0Ж); У

    / The following mixtures of svasici classified under separate Indents or luti-lndrnls of one single entry arc Included in this Annex:

    У Mixture of »astes classi lied under Basel entry B 1(11(1: S Mixture af wastes classified under Basel entry B2tl 10; f Mixture of wastes classified under Basel entry Β2Ιΰ1Ι: У Mixture of wastes classified under Basel entty B30I0 and listed under Scrap vlame π f ιιαη- Imlvpciwlcii palmers tinti Ciųmlvmcn; У Mixture αΓ wastes classified under Baset entry B30IU and lisled under Curai wave raini ar rnmlcnsalion produrli: Уу Mixture of wastes classified under Basel entry B301U and listed under !Æcrfltlnro alkoryi attinie; У Mixture af wastes classified under Basel entry ВЗП20 restricted ta unbleached paper or paperboard or of conuuated paper or papcrbnard. other paper or paperboard, made mainly of bleached chemical pulp, not coloured in lhe mass, paper or papcrtioard made mainly of mechanical pulp (for example, newspapers, journals and similar printed matter): У ' • Mixture of wastes classified under Basel entry B303U: У, Mixture of wastes classified under Basel entry В31Ч0: У/ Mixture of wastes classified under Basel entry B305U: У

  • Questionnaire relating to amendments to Commission Regulation 1418/2007 FAnaiyïm v«*™ -1 -

    Country reply for at (dote) /ý" ŽG/3 _

    Tlie country indicated above requests the following positions to apply in relation to the waste items indicated :

    U*t of westя from Annex III of 1013/20(16 Arm« IX to lhe Buel Convention (reproduced in Anne* V, Piit 1, Lill B, of 1013/2006) replaced in pani fay items (Vom OECD Deeiiion Appendix 3 (11 set out in Annex III αΓ 1013/3006) * f ndlcatej footnote or farther explanation to be found In the regulation

    β) The Import of

    The waste may be exported from the European Community for recovery In the country of destination...

    U*t of westя from Annex III of 1013/20(16 Arm« IX to lhe Buel Convention (reproduced in Anne* V, Piit 1, Lill B, of 1013/2006) replaced in pani fay items (Vom OECD Deeiiion Appendix 3 (11 set out in Annex III αΓ 1013/3006) * f ndlcatej footnote or farther explanation to be found In the regulation

    thli waste from lhe European Community is prohiķiled

    b)and ι procedure of prior written notification and coment ai iei eribed in Ariiele 3Ī of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 will apply

    c) and there will be no conimi in lhe country of destination

    d) other control procedura will be followed in lhe country of destination under applicable national law

    fll MF.TAL ΑΝΠ METAL BEARING WASTES У/ ßllllll Melai end mcial-alloy uastcs in metallic:, nou-dispenible form:

    — Precious metals (gold, silver, ilie platinum group, but not ntercuryl У — Iran and sieel scrap У

    — Copper scrap Ss — Nickel scrap s.

    — Aluminium scrap •У / . — Zinc scrap •Л —Tin scrap

    — Tungsten scrap y/ — Molybdenum scrap

    Λ — Tantalum scrap s,

    — Magnesium scrap v/ — Coball scrap ' 1/,

    — Bismuth scrap

    — Titanium scrap

    — Zirconium scrap L Ss — Manganese scrap

    — Germanium scrap < — Vanadium scrap

    — Scrap of Hafnium. Indium. Niobium. Rhenium and Gallium

    — Thorium scrap

    — Rare earths scrap

    — Chromium scrap /

  • Questionnaire relating to amendments to Commission Regulation 1418/2007 Frfmuryinnn veninn -2-

    Country reply for at (date) / 411 7n) У

    — Galvanising slab zinc botimi) dross (>92 •« Zr) у. — Zinc die casting dross (>Я5 ·. Zn) У

  • Questionnaire relating to amendments to Commission Regulation 1418/2007 Мтшузлпя minn - 3 -

    Country reply for AS& at (date) V* -&o / §

    Lisi afwaste* fram Annex III of lot 3/2П06 Annex IX lo the Basel Convention (reproduced In Annex V, Part 1, List B, of 1013/20(16) replaced in pans by items from OECD Decision Appendix 3 (is id out in Annex til of 10130(416) " indicatei footnote or fUnher explanation to be found in the régulation

    a] Tlie impari of this waste from the European Community is prohibited

    Tlie waste may be exponed from the European Community for recovery In the country nf destination...

    Lisi afwaste* fram Annex III of lot 3/2П06 Annex IX lo the Basel Convention (reproduced In Annex V, Part 1, List B, of 1013/20(16) replaced in pans by items from OECD Decision Appendix 3 (is id out in Annex til of 10130(416) " indicatei footnote or fUnher explanation to be found in the régulation

    a] Tlie impari of this waste from the European Community is prohibited

    blind a procedure of prior written notification and consent as described in Anicie 35 of Regulation (EC) No Ю13ДОП6 will apply

    c) and there will be no control in the country оГ destination

    dì other control procedure· will be followed In the country of destination under applicable national law

    — Hoi dip vakani*«! ilah une dmu (baidil (>У2 "· Zn) v/. — Zinc skimmings

    — Aluminium skimmings (nr skims) evcludiní sali stau ^ 1

    — Slaġs ϋοΐπ copper processing for firn htr procení Ďg or refi rnng nol 'cónülnmg ntvriľš lėad or~į · •·" «йдаЧзт to an extmihit they exhibit AnoexllI hazard characteristics - "

    N/Д. V&oiţ&V* — W'jstes of íeťraĽinry Iiiiíiiľs. including cruĽihliľS. originating from copper smelling ·/

    — Sla« Ггот preciuus metals processing for further refirtiitĽ •у, — Tantalom bearing iiii slags míli less ihan 11,3 "a (in v/

    kmCTEIecţncsrt nnd electronic MâanSlţes: .pī ~v£ т/к >v N/A *w • N/À · •.ii

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