Official Journal of the European Union
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REGULATION (EC) No 1013/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 14 June 2006 on shipments of waste THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, (3)
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 175(1) thereof, Having regard to the proposal from the Commission, Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (1), After consulting the Committee of the Regions, (4)
Council Decision 93/98/EEC (6) concerned the conclusion, on behalf of the Community, of the Basel Convention of 22 March 1989 on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal (7), to which the Community has been a Party since 1994. By adopting Regulation (EEC) No 259/93, the Council has established rules to curtail and to control such movements designed, inter alia, to make the existing Community system for the supervision and control of waste movements comply with the requirements of the Basel Convention.
Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty (2), Whereas: (1)
The main and predominant objective and component of this Regulation is the protection of the environment, its effects on international trade being only incidental. Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 of 1 February 1993 on the supervision and control of shipments of waste within, into and out of the European Community (3) has already been significantly amended on several occasions and requires further amendment. It is necessary, in particular, to incorporate in that Regulation the content of Commission Decision 94/774/EC of 24 November 1994 concerning the standard consignment note referred to in Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 (4) and of Commission Decision 1999/412/EC of 3 June 1999 concerning a questionnaire for the reporting obligation of Member States pursuant to Article 41(2) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 (5). Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 should therefore be replaced in the interests of clarity.
Council Decision 97/640/EC (8) concerned the approval, on behalf of the Community, of the amendment to the Basel Convention, as laid down in Decision III/1 of the Conference of the Parties. By that amendment, all exports of hazardous waste destined for disposal from countries listed in Annex VII to the Convention to countries not listed therein were prohibited, as were, with effect from 1 January 1998, all such exports of the hazardous waste referred to in Article 1(1)(a) of the Convention and destined for recovery. Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 was amended accordingly by Council Regulation (EC) No 120/97 (9).
In view of the fact that the Community has approved Decision C(2001)107/Final of the OECD Council concerning the revision of Decision C(92)39/Final on the control of transboundary movements of wastes destined for recovery operations (OECD Decision), in order to harmonise waste lists with the Basel Convention and revise certain other requirements, it is necessary to incorporate the content of that Decision in Community legislation.
(1) OJ C 108, 30.4.2004, p. 58. (2) Opinion of the European Parliament of 19 November 2003 (OJ C 87 E, 7.4.2004, p. 281), Council Common Position of 24 June 2005 (OJ C 206 E, 23.8.2005, p. 1) and position of the European Parliament of 25 October 2005 (not yet published in the Official Journal). Council Decision of 29 May 2006. (3) OJ L 30, 6.2.1993, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2557/2001 (OJ L 349, 31.12.2001, p. 1). (4) OJ L 310, 3.12.1994, p. 70. (5) OJ L 156, 23.6.1999, p. 37.
The Community has signed the Stockholm Convention of 22 May 2001 on persistent organic pollutants. OJ OJ OJ OJ L L L L 39, 16.2.1993, p. 1. 39, 16.2.1993, p. 3. 272, 4.10.1997, p. 45. 22, 24.1.1997, p. 14.
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