This amendment implements Article 7.1 of the Waste Framework Directive which includes updating the list of wastes established by Decision 2000/532/EC, and comes following the amendment of Annex III of the Framework Directive of residussobre the characteristics of the waste to render it hazardous.
A substance or object shall be considered waste only where the definition of waste. The Ministry defines as waste any substance or object which the holder disposes of or intends or is required to discard. (Law 22/2011). According to the European framework law, determine the list of waste waste to be considered hazardous waste, but the inclusion of a substance or object in the list does not significaráque it is waste in all circumstances.
The amendment of the European waste list applies to all producers and waste managers from June 1, 2015 and involves:
The December 19, 2014 was published in the Official Journal of the Europeael Union Regulation (EU) 1357/2014 of 18 December 2014 amending Annex III of Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and replaced Council on waste and repealing certain Directives.
A waste is considered hazardous when presents characteristics of danger and need to undergo additional monitoring requirements. The purpose of properly classified waste is considered hazardous prevention and, as far as possible, eliminating any risk that may arise from poor management with very negative consequences for the environment and human health.
With these changes, the European Waste Catalogue is kept up to date and with a unified classification to ensure control of these hazardous wastes.
The Community legislation concerning chemical is, according to the Waste Framework Directive and Directive 2008/98/EC the basis for determining the classification of chemicals, namely the classification of preparations as hazardous, including concentration limit values used for that purpose.
Directive 2008/98/EC defines as hazardous waste who has one or more of the hazardous characteristics listed in Annex III, and these characteristics in turn are determined by:
• The criteria set out in Annex VI to Directive 67/548/EC of 27 June 1967 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labeling of dangerous substances, to be allocated to the characteristics of "toxic and very toxic", "harmful", "corrosive", "irritant", "carcinogenic", "toxic for reproduction", "mutagenic" and "eco-toxic" dangerousness.
• The limit values set out in Annexes II and III to Directive 1999/45/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 May 1999 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to classification, packaging and labeling of dangerous preparations.
With this modification of the hazardous characteristics of Annex III of the Waste Framework Directive, the European Commission adapts the definition of hazardous waste to the provisions of Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures.
Amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 is modified.
Regulation 1272/2008 refers to scientific and technical progress on chemicals, in particular the classification of preparations as hazardous.
The new Regulation 1357/2014 reflects the changes of the characteristics of hazardous waste:
• Adapt the definitions of the hazardous characteristics Regulation 1272/2008.
• The hazardous properties H1 to H15 defined in Annex III of the Waste Framework Directive should be reclassified as HP1 to HP15 to avoid confusion with the codes of the hazard as defined in Regulation 1272/2008.
• To ensure the accuracy of information on the potential impact of an adaptation of the H14 ('ecotoxic') Regulation 1272/2008 feature, you must perform an additional study.
• The names of the above hazardous characteristics H5 ("harmful") and H6 ("toxic") should be modified to adapt to changing legislation on chemicals and in particular to the new codes of classes and categories of danger defined in Regulation 1272/2008.
• For all denominations are consistent hazard must be entered new names for the above hazardous characteristics H12 and H15
This new regulation will be effective from June 1, 2015 and any person or activity that is related to these wastes are considered hazardous should adjust its records the contents of the new Regulation 1357/2014.