Legislative instrument details: Waste Shipments Regulation

Classification
Legal name 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
Short name Waste Shipments Regulation
CELEX reference 31993R0259
Identification number 259/93/EEC
Issued by Council of the European Union
URL to issuer http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/sh...
Parent legislative instrument
Valid from 09/02/1993
Abstract The Regulation applies to shipments of waste, both within and into or out of the European Community, to waste transported between Member States but routed through one or more third countries, and to waste transported between third countries but routed through one or more Member States. It concerns the application by the Member States of a system of prior authorization for the shipment of waste for disposal or for recovery. A common, compulsory notification system and a standard consignment note for shipments of waste have been introduced according to the Regulation. Member States have obligation take the necessary steps to inspect, sample and monitor waste shipments
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Waste and Resources
Geographic scope European Union
Comments The Regulation has been applied 09/05/1994.
Regulation 259/93 is amended by:
Commission Decision 94/721/EC of 21 October 1994 adapting pursuant to Article 42 (3), Annexes II, III and IV of Council Regulation 93/259/EEC on the supervision and control of shipments of waste within, into and out of the European Community (CELEX No 31994D0721);
Commission Decision 96/660/EC of 14 November 1996 adapting pursuant to Article 42(3), Annex II to Council Regulation (EEC) 259/93 on the supervision and control of shipments of wastes within, into and out of the European Community (CELEX No 31996D0660);
Council Regulation (EC) No 120/97 of 20 January 1997 amending Regulation (EC) No 259/93 on the supervision and control of shipments of waste within, into and out of the European Community (CELEX No 31997R0120);
Commission Decision 98/368/EC of 18 May 1998 adapting, pursuant to Article 42(3) Annexes II and III to Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 on the supervision and control of shipments of waste within, into and out of the European Community (CELEX No 31998D0368);
Commission Regulation (EC) No 2408/98 of 6 November 1998 amending Annex V to Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 on the supervision and control of shipments of waste within, into and out of the European Community (CELEX No 31998R2408);
Commission Decision 1999/816/EC of 24 November 1999 adapting, pursuant to Articles 16(1) and 42(3), Annexes II, III, IV and V to Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 on the supervision and control of shipments of waste within, into and out of the European Community (CELEX No 31999D0816);
Commission Regulation (EC) No 2557/2001 of 28 December 2001 amending Annex V of Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 on the supervision and control of shipments of waste within, into and out of the European Community(CELEX No 32001R2557).
The Regulation is supplemented by:
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 (CELEX No 31999D0412).
According to Article 41(1) of the Regulation Member States shall send to the Commission a copy of the yearly report to the Basel Convention (drawn up in accordance with Article 13 (3) of the Convention).