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Waste Management Law (2010)

Country/Territory
Latvia
Document type
Legislation
Date
2010 (2015)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Water, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Waste disposal Waste domestic sources Waste management Waste non-domestic sources Waste prevention Public health Pollution control Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution
Geographical area
Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

The Law prescribes the procedures for waste management in Latvia. Its purpose is to protect the environment, human life and health by preventing the generation of waste, ensuring separate collection and regeneration of waste generated in the territory of Latvia, as well as by facilitating efficient use of natural resources and by reducing the amount of waste to be disposed of. According to the Law, waste management must be performed in such a way as not to threaten human life and health. Also, w

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References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 87/101/EEC amending Directive 75/439/EEC on the disposal of waste oils.

Legislation | European Union | 1986 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Effluent waste water/discharge, Waste non-domestic sources

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste electrical and electronic equipment.

Legislation | European Union | 2012

Keyword: Solid waste, Hazardous substances, Recycling/reuse, Hazardous waste, Waste management, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 91/156/EEC amending Directive 75/442/EEC on waste.

Legislation | European Union | 1991 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Polluter pays principle, Solid waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators and repealing Directive 91/157/EEC.

Legislation | European Union | 2006

Keyword: Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Solid waste, Waste management, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2000/76/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the incineration of waste.

Legislation | European Union | 2000 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Hazardous waste, Authorization/permit, Access-to-information, Environmental standards, Soil pollution/quality, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste disposal, Waste management, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the geological storage of carbon dioxide.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Climate change, Continental shelf, Exploration, Authorization/permit, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 78/176/EEC on waste from the titanium dioxide industry

Legislation | European Union | 1978 (1991) | Repealed

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste.

Legislation | European Union | 1991 | Repealed

Keyword: Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Solid waste, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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

Legislation | European Union | 1996

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 75/442/EEC on waste.

Legislation | European Union | 1975 | Repealed

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 75/439/EEC on the disposal of waste oils.

Legislation | European Union | 1975 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Oil pollution, Soil pollution/quality, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste management, Waste disposal, Effluent waste water/discharge, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2003/108/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

Legislation | European Union | 2003 | Repealed

Keyword: Waste management, Solid waste, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Hazardous substances

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste.

Legislation | European Union | 1999

Keyword: Pollution control, Hazardous waste, Ozone layer, Authorization/permit, Classification/declassification, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Waste disposal, Waste management, Waste prevention, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2006/12/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste.

Legislation | European Union | 2006 | Repealed

Keyword: Waste management, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Polluter pays principle, Hazardous waste, Transport/storage, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

Legislation | European Union | 2003 | Repealed

Keyword: Solid waste, Hazardous substances, Recycling/reuse, Hazardous waste, Waste management, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste and repealing certain Directives.

Legislation | European Union | 2008

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Solid waste, Sustainable development, Precautionary principle, Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste prevention, Public health, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Soil pollution/quality, Policy/planning, Public participation, Basic legislation, Recycling/reuse, Packaging/labelling, Hazardous waste, Registration, Authorization/permit, Inspection, Organic waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Law on waste management.

Legislation | Latvia | 2000 | Repealed

Keyword: Basic legislation, Environmental fees/charges, Waste disposal, Transboundary movement of waste, Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Cabinet Regulation No. 1032 of 2011 on Construction of Landfill Sites, the Management, Closure and Re-cultivation of Landfill Sites and Waste Dumps

Legislation | Latvia | 2011

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Transport/storage, Classification/declassification, Hazardous substances, Solid waste, Environmental standards, Hazardous waste, Pollution control, Standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 199 of 2014 on Procedures for Ensuring Record-keeping of Construction Waste Produced and Transportation Thereof

Legislation | Latvia | 2014

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste management, Data collection/reporting, Transport/storage, Public private partnership (PPP), Royalties/fees, Hazardous waste, Inventory, Solid waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 401 of 2011 on Requirements for Incineration of Waste and Operation of Waste Incineration Plants

Legislation | Latvia | 2011 (2012)

Keyword: Waste disposal, Hazardous waste, Environmental standards, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 703 of 2011 on Procedures for Issuing and Cancelling of a Permit for Collection, Transport, Reloading, Sorting or Storage of Waste, as well as Regarding the State Fee and the Procedures for Payment Thereof

Legislation | Latvia | 2011 (2013)

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Authorization/permit, Royalties/fees, Transport/storage, Procedural matters

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

Cabinet Regulation No. 353 of 2012 on Requirements for the Management of Waste Generated in Medical Treatment Institutions

Legislation | Latvia | 2012

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Packaging/labelling, Transport/storage, Hazardous waste, Processing/handling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 235 of 2012 on Procedures for Determining the Payment for Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Legislation | Latvia | 2012 (2013)

Keyword: Hazardous waste, Royalties/fees, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 564 of 2011 on State and Regional Waste Management Plans and State Waste Prevention Programme

Legislation | Latvia | 2011

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Policy/planning, Public participation, Risk assessment/management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 301 of 2011 on Environmental Pollution from Production of Asbestos and Asbestos-based Products and Management of Asbestos Waste

Legislation | Latvia | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Procedural matters, Emissions, Air quality/air pollution, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 960 of 2011 on Procedures for Purchasing and Selling Ferrous and Non-ferrous Metal Cuttings and Scrap and for Issuing Licences for the Purchase of Metal Cuttings and Scrap in Latvia, and also the Rate of the State Fee for a Licence for the Purchase of Ferrous and Non-ferrous Metal Cuttings and Scrap and the Payment Procedures of the State Fee

Legislation | Latvia | 2011 (2015)

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Royalties/fees, Radiation, Nuclear energy, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Hazardous waste, Waste domestic sources

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 184 of 2013 on Separate Waste Collection, Preparation for Re-use, Recycling and Material Recovery

Legislation | Latvia | 2013

Keyword: Recycling/reuse, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Local government

Source: FAO, FAOLEX