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Council Directive 96/59/EC on the disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls and polychlorinated terphenyls (PCB/PCT).

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
1996
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Official Journal L 243, 24 September 1996, pp. 31-35.
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Pollution control Waste disposal Waste non-domestic sources Hazardous waste Packaging/labelling Data collection/reporting Waste management
Geographical area
European Union Countries
Abstract

The present Directive aims at harmonizing the laws of the Member States on the controlled disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls and polychlorinated terphenyls (hereinafter “PCBs”), the decontamination or disposal of equipment containing PCBs and the disposal of used PCBs in order to eliminate them completely. Without prejudice to their international obligations, Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that used PCBs are disposed of and PCBs and equipment containing PCBs are decontaminated or disposed of as soon as possible. Inventories shall be compiled in accordance with article 4. The Annex attached concerns the labelling of decontaminated PCB equipment.

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Website
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References - Legislation

Implemented by

Decree on decontamination of the environment from polychlorinated biphenyls.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2004

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste disposal, Hazardous waste, Packaging/labelling, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls and polychlorinated terphenyls.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2008

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste non-domestic sources, Hazardous waste, Packaging/labelling, Data collection/reporting, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Control of Atmospheric Pollution (Incineration of Hazardous Wastes) Regulations, 2002 (P.I. 638/2002).

Legislation | Cyprus | 2002

Keyword: Access-to-information, Air quality/air pollution, Data collection/reporting, Emissions, Hazardous substances, Inspection, Monitoring, Pollution control, Hazardous waste, Environmental standards, Standards, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Solid and Hazardous Waste Law, 2002 (Law No. 215(I)/2002).

Legislation | Cyprus | 2002

Keyword: Basic legislation, Data collection/reporting, Hazardous waste, Packaging/labelling, Pollution control, Solid waste, Transboundary movement of waste, Waste disposal, Waste management, Classification/declassification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Protection (Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and other Dangerous Substances) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 1043).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2000

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste disposal, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater pollution, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environment Protection Act.

Legislation | Poland | 2001 (2021)

Keyword: Framework law, Pollution control, Environmental planning, Liability/compensation, Institution, Policy/planning, Protection of environment, Freshwater pollution, Sustainable development, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree-Law No. 277/99 on the elimination of PCB according to EC Directive No. 96/59/CE of 1996.

Legislation | Portugal | 1999

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste non-domestic sources, Hazardous waste, Packaging/labelling, Data collection/reporting, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legislative Decree No. 209 implementing Council Directive 96/59/EC on the disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls and polychlorinated terphenyls

Legislation | Italy | 1999

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste non-domestic sources, Hazardous waste, Data collection/reporting, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 144 of 2012 (XII. 27.) VM of the Ministry of Rural Development laying down detailed rules of treatment of PCB and equipment containing PCB.

Legislation | Hungary | 2012

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Waste disposal, Waste management, Registration, Offences/penalties, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Solid and Hazardous Waste (Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Polychlorinated Terphenyls (PCB/PCT) Regulations, 2002 (P.I. 636/2002).

Legislation | Cyprus | 2002

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Data collection/reporting, Hazardous waste, Inventory, Monitoring, Packaging/labelling, Pollution control, Registration, Solid waste, Waste disposal, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 139 of 2006 on Requirements for the Use and Labelling of Certain Equipment and Products Containing Hazardous Chemical Substances and Regarding the List of Goods Harmful to the Environment

Legislation | Latvia | 2006 (2012)

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Processing/handling, Packaging/labelling, Environmental standards, Internal trade, International trade, Pollution control, Standards, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Management Law (2010)

Legislation | Latvia | 2010 (2015)

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste prevention, Public health, Pollution control, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on the details of waste management.

Legislation | Czechia | 2021

Keyword: Waste management, Transport/storage, Transboundary movement of waste, Solid waste, Data collection/reporting, Hazardous waste, Waste domestic sources, Waste disposal, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Protection (Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and other DangerousSubstances) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (S.S.I. No. 95 of 2000).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2000

Keyword: Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Waste disposal, Registration, Waste management, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Protection (Disposal of Dangerous Substances) Act 2000.

Legislation | Gibraltar (UK) | 2000

Keyword: Basic legislation, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Authorization/permit, Registration, Packaging/labelling, Public health, Offences/penalties, Waste disposal, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Act.

Legislation | Poland | 2012 (2022)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Waste management, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Polluter pays principle, Hazardous waste, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 485 of 2011 on Procedures for the Management of Certain Types of Hazardous Waste

Legislation | Latvia | 2011 (2014)

Keyword: Hazardous waste, Waste management, Oil, Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Wastes Act No. 541/2020.

Legislation | Czechia | 2020 (2023)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Waste management, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Policy/planning, Transport/storage, Transboundary movement of waste, International trade, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX