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  • IMPEL-TFS Enforcement Actions II BiPRO

    Project Report III 1 March 2011

    IMPEL-TFS ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS II

    Enforcement of EU Waste Shipment Regulation

    “Learning by doing”

    22 March 2011

    Project Report III - Inspection results

    Inspection Periods 5/6/7 – March, June and October 2010

  • IMPEL-TFS Enforcement Actions II BiPRO

    Project Report III 2 March 2011

    The European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law is an

    international association of the environmental authorities of EU Member States, EU acceding and

    candidate countries, and EEA countries.

    The network is commonly known as the IMPEL Network

    The expertise and experience of the participants within IMPEL make the network uniquely qualified to

    work on certain of the technical and regulatory aspects of EU environmental legislation. The Network’s

    objective is to create the necessary impetus in the European Community to make progress on ensuring a

    more effective application of environmental legislation. It promotes the exchange of information and

    experience and the development of greater consistency of approach in the implementation, application

    and enforcement of environmental legislation, with special emphasis on Community environmental

    legislation. It provides a framework for policy makers, environmental inspectors and enforcement

    officers to exchange ideas, and encourages the development of enforcement structures and best

    practices.

    Information on the IMPEL Network is also available through its new web site at: http://impel.eu/

    For Transfrontier Shipment of Waste (Cluster 2) see: http://impel.eu/cluster-2

  • IMPEL-TFS Enforcement Actions II BiPRO

    Project Report III 3 March 2011

    Contents

    1 Project description ........................................................................................................ 5

    1.1 Project approach and time schedule .................................................................................................. 5

    1.1.1 Project work preparation – The Interim Conference ........................................................................... 6

    1.1.2 Project operation ................................................................................................................................. 8

    1.1.3 Project reporting and communication ................................................................................................ 9

    1.2 Inspection planning ........................................................................................................................... 10

    2 Project results ............................................................................................................. 11

    2.1 Participating countries in Inspection Periods 5, 6 and 7 ................................................................... 11

    2.2 Inspections and violations ................................................................................................................. 13

    2.2.1 Overview of inspections .................................................................................................................... 13

    2.2.2 General results of transport inspections ........................................................................................... 14

    2.2.3 Specification of violations observed during transport inspections.................................................... 17

    2.2.4 Company inspections ........................................................................................................................ 26

    2.2.5 Verifications ...................................................................................................................................... 30

    2.3 Cooperation and exchange of inspectors ......................................................................................... 31

    2.3.1 Cooperation (Joint Inspections) ......................................................................................................... 31

    2.3.2 Exchange of inspectors ...................................................................................................................... 34

    2.4 Products and materials ..................................................................................................................... 36

    3 Conclusions and recommendations ............................................................................. 38

    3.1 Development since Enforcement Actions I and Inspections in 2009 ................................................ 38

    3.2 Recommendations for future joint enforcement actions and follow-up projects ........................... 39

    Annexes ............................................................................................................................... 40

    Annex I: Inspection and exchange planning according to Interim Conference ................................... 40

    Annex II: Control activities reported to Enforcement Action II project by participating country ........ 45

    A: Inspection Period V (February 2010 – April 2010) ................................................................................. 45

    B: Inspection Period VI (May – July 2010) .................................................................................................. 51

    C: Inspection Period VII (September – November 2010) ............................................................................ 57

    D: Interim inspections during and beyond inspection periods ................................................................... 63

    Annex III: Up-dated reporting forms..................................................................................................... 68

  • IMPEL-TFS Enforcement Actions II BiPRO

    Project Report III 4 March 2011

  • IMPEL-TFS Enforcement Actions II BiPRO

    Project Report III 5 March 2011

    1 Project description

    Legislation in the field of waste policy came into force about 30 years ago in the context of increasing

    awareness of negative environmental and health impacts of waste management. Corresponding

    legislation contains related obligations for Member States to take appropriate measures for

    implementation and enforcement. Significant improvements have been achieved in a large range of

    sectors; however, statistics, studies and projects also show that envisaged targets have not always been

    sufficiently achieved, and that coordinated enforcement is needed.

    As regards shipment of waste especially the IMPEL network with its Transfrontier Shipments’ Cluster

    (IMPEL-TFS) coordinated a wide range of initiatives where Member State authorities gained substantial

    experiences as regards inspection methods, enforcement structures, planning of inspections and

    exchange of staff and information. This has been performed via the Seaport and Verification projects

    (2003 – 2006), Enforcement Actions I (2006 – 2008) and Enforcement Actions II (2008 – 2011).

    The Enforcement Actions II project phase has according to the original planning been subdivided into

    seven inspection periods. Results of Inspection Periods 1, 2 and 3 between October 2008 and May 2009

    have been summarised in an interim report “IMPEL-TFS Enforcement Actions II: Enforcement of EU

    Waste Shipment Regulation - Learning by doing”. Results of Inspection Period 4 (September to

    November 2009) have been summarised in a second Interim Project Report II, available at the Interim

    Conference that took