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Document 32022R0520

Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/520 of 31 March 2022 amending Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 concerning the export for recovery of certain waste listed in Annex III or IIIA to Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council to certain countries to which the OECD Decision on the control of transboundary movements of wastes does not apply (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2022/1917

OJ L 104, 1.4.2022, p. 63–70 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2022/520/oj

1.4.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 104/63


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2022/520

of 31 March 2022

amending Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 concerning the export for recovery of certain waste listed in Annex III or IIIA to Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council to certain countries to which the OECD Decision on the control of transboundary movements of wastes does not apply

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2006 on shipments of waste (1), and in particular Article 37(2), third sentence.

Whereas:

(1)

The Annex to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 (2) was amended by Regulation (EU) 2021/1840 (3).

(2)

Pursuant to Article 37(1) and (2) of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006, when that Annex was amended by Regulation (EU) 2021/1840, the Commission took into account the respective replies received from India and Moldova to its written request. India subsequently stated in writing that the information provided in its reply regarding the sub-entry B3020 did not reflect the existing legislation and procedures, which did not prohibit imports of those wastes. Therefore, India requested that the procedure for sub-entry B3020 should be changed from option (a) to option (d).

(3)

Moldova subsequently stated in writing that the information in its reply regarding sub-sections of several entries did not reflect the existing legislation and procedures, which did not prohibit imports of those sub-categories of wastes. Therefore, Moldova requested that the procedure for specified sub-categories of waste codes B1010, B1200, B2020, B2110, B3011, B3020, B3030 and B3060 should be moved from option (a) to option (d).

(4)

At the time of the amendment, Chile was incorrectly listed in Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 as belonging to those countries to which the OECD Decision on the control of transboundary movements of wastes destined for recovery operations does not apply. On 10 April 2018, the OECD Council approved the Opinion of the Environment Policy Committee regarding the compliance by Chile with this OECD Decision. Consequently, Article 37(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 is no longer applicable to Chile and the table for Chile should be deleted from the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007.

(5)

At the time of the amendment, waste codes B3010 and GH013 were listed in the table for Algeria. When Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 was amended by Regulation (EU) 2021/1840 waste code GC040 was listed in the table for Thailand. These codes are no longer in use and should therefore be deleted from the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007.

(6)

The punctuation in the tables for Chinese Taipei and Liberia is inconsistent. In the table for Chinese Taipei, column (b) ‘B1030 – B1031’ should read ‘B1030; B1031’, to be in accordance with the rules on reading the Annex. In the table for Liberia, column (a) ’– B1010 – B1250’ should read ‘B1010 – B1250’, to be consistent with the rule for reading column (b).

(7)

In order to rectify these mistakes and considering the impact on economic operators, the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 should be amended accordingly.

(8)

Considering the urgent need to resume shipments of the waste concerned to India and Moldova, this Regulation should enter into force on the day following that of its publication,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 31 March 2022.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)   OJ L 190, 12.7.2006, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 of 29 November 2007 concerning the export for recovery of certain waste listed in Annex III or IIIA to Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council to certain countries to which the OECD Decision on the control of transboundary movements of wastes does not apply (OJ L 316, 4.12.2007, p. 6).

(3)  Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1840 of 20 October 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 concerning the export for recovery of certain waste listed in Annex III or IIIA to Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council to certain countries to which the OECD Decision on the control of transboundary movements of wastes does not apply (OJ L 373, 21.10.2021, p. 1).


ANNEX

The Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 is amended as follows:

(1)

the table for Algeria is replaced by the following:

Algeria

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

Single waste entries

 

 

 

B1010 – B1020

B1030

 

 

 

 

 

 

B1031

B1040

 

 

 

 

 

 

B1050

 

 

 

 

B1070 – B1220

 

 

 

 

 

 

B1230 – B1240

B1250 – B2020

 

 

 

from B2030:

Ceramic based fibres not elsewhere specified or included

 

 

from B2030:

Cermet waste and scrap (metal ceramic composites)

B2040 – B2130

 

 

 

B3020

 

 

 

 

 

 

B3030 – B3035

B3040 – B3065

 

 

 

B3080

 

 

 

B3100 – B4030

 

 

 

GB040 – GC050

 

 

 

 

 

 

GF010

GG030

 

 

 

 

 

 

GG040’

GN010

 

 

 

GN030

 

 

 

Mixtures of wastes

All mixtures of wastes listed in Annex IIIA of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006

 

 

 

(2)

the table for Chile is deleted;

(3)

in the table for Chinese Taipei, third row, second column:

‘B1030 – B1031’ is replaced by ‘B1030; B1031’;

(4)

the table for India is replaced by the following:

India

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

 

 

 

From B1010:

Metal and metal-alloy wastes in metallic, non-dispersible form:

Thorium scrap

Rare earths scrap

From B1010:

Metal and metal-alloy wastes in metallic, non-dispersible form:

Precious metals (gold, silver, the platinum group, but not mercury)

Iron and steel scrap

Copper scrap

Nickel scrap

Aluminium scrap

Zinc scrap

Tin scrap

Tungsten scrap

Molybdenum scrap

Tantalum scrap

Magnesium scrap

Cobalt scrap

Bismuth scrap

Titanium scrap

Zirconium scrap

Manganese scrap

Germanium scrap

Vanadium scrap

Scrap of Hafnium, Indium, Niobium, Rhenium and Gallium

Chromium scrap

 

 

 

B1020

 

 

 

B1030

 

 

 

B1031

 

 

 

B1040

 

 

 

B1050:

Mixed non-ferrous metal, heavy fraction scrap, containing cadmium, antimony, lead & tellurium

B1050:

Mixed non-ferrous metal, heavy fraction scrap, containing metals other than specified

 

 

 

B1060

 

 

 

B1070

 

 

 

B1080

 

 

 

B1090

 

 

 

From B1100:

Metal-bearing wastes arising from melting, smelting and refining of metals:

Hard zinc spelter

Zinc-containing drosses:

Galvanising slab zinc top dross (> 90 % Zn)

Galvanising slab zinc bottom dross (> 92 % Zn)

Zinc die casting dross (> 85 % Zn)

Hot dip galvanisers slab zinc dross (batch) (> 92 % Zn)

Zinc skimmings

Aluminium skimmings (or skims) excluding salt slag

B1115

 

 

 

 

 

 

B1120 – B1240

B1250

 

 

 

 

 

 

B2010 – B2100

B2110 – B2130

 

 

 

 

 

 

B3020

B3026

 

 

 

 

 

 

B3027

 

 

 

From B3030:

Textile wastes. The following materials, provided they are not mixed with other wastes and are prepared to a specification:

Waste of wool or of fine or coarse animal hair, including yarn waste but excluding garnetted stock

noils of wool or of fine animal hair

other waste of wool

or of fine animal hair

waste of coarse animal hair

Cotton waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

yarn waste (including thread waste)

garnetted stock

other

Flax tow and waste

Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of true hemp (Cannabis sativa)

Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of jute and other textile bast fibres (excluding flax, true hemp and ramie)

Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of sisal and other textile fibres of the genus Agave

Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garneted stock) of coconut

Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garneted stock) of abaca (Manila hemp or Musa textilis Nee)

Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garneted stock) of ramie and other vegetable textile fibres, not elsewhere specified or included

Waste (including noils, yarn waste and garnetted stock) of man-made fibres

of synthetic fibres

of artificial fibres

Worn clothing and other worn textile articles

Used rags, scrapt wine, cordage, rope and cables and worn out articles of twine, cordage, rope or cables of textile materials

sorted

other

 

 

 

B3035 – B3060

B3065

 

 

 

 

 

 

B3070 – B3130

 

 

 

B3140:

Waste pneumatic and other tyres, excluding those which do not lead to resource recovery, recycling, reclamation but not for direct reuse

B3140:

Aircraft Tyres exported to Original Equipment Manufacturers for re-treading and re-imported after re-treading by airlines for aircraft maintenance and remaining either on board or under the custodian ship of the respective airlines warehouses located on the airside of the custom bonded Areas

 

 

 

B4010 – B4030

 

 

 

GB040

Slags from precious metals and copper processing for further refining

262030 262090

Wastes of refractory linings, including crucibles, originating from copper smelting

Slags from precious metals processing for further refining

Tantalum bearing tin slags with less than 0,5 % tin

 

 

 

GC010

Electrical assemblies consisting only of metals or alloys

 

 

 

GC020

Electronic scrap (e.g. printed circuit boards, electronic components, wire, etc.) and reclaimed electronic components suitable for base and precious metal recovery

 

 

 

GG040’

(5)

in the table for Liberia, first column (column a), ‘– B1010’ and ‘– B1250’ is replaced by ‘B1010 – B1250’. Accordingly, ‘– B3011’ is replaced by ‘B3011’;

(6)

the table for Moldova is replaced by the following:

Moldova (Republic of Moldova)

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

All waste listed in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 except:

From B1010:

Waste and scrap of cast iron, iron or steel

From B1200:

Granulated blast furnace slag (slag sand) from the manufacture of pig iron, iron or steel

From B2020 and GE020:

Cullet and other waste and scrap of glass; glass in the mass:

Cullet and other waste and scrap of glass (not containing dangerous substances)

From B2110:

Red mud (bauxite residue)

From B3011:

Polyethylene with a density less than 0,94

Ethylene polymers

From B3020:

Recyclable paper or paperboard (waste and scrap):

Unbleached kraft paper or paperboard or corrugated paper or paperboard

Other paper or paperboard, made mainly of bleached chemical pulp, not coloured in the mass

Paper or paperboard, made mainly of mechanical pulp (for example, newspapers, periodicals and similar printed matter):

Old and unsold newspapers and magazines, telephone directories, brochures and printed advertising material

Other, including unsorted waste and scrap:

Unsorted (i.e. production and household waste, various types of paperboard, white and coloured paper)

Sorted (i.e. pieces of paper)

From B3030:

Cotton waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

From B3060:

Tobacco waste (tobacco rib)

Wine lees

Raw tartar

 

 

From B1010:

Waste and scrap of cast iron, iron or steel

From B1200:

Granulated blast furnace slag (slag sand) from the manufacture of pig iron, iron or steel

From B2020 and GE020:

Cullet and other waste and scrap of glass; glass in the mass:

Cullet and other waste and scrap of glass (not containing dangerous substances)

From B2110:

Red mud (bauxite residue)

From B3011:

Polyethylene with a density less than 0,94

Ethylene polymers

From B3020:

Recyclable paper or paperboard (waste and scrap):

Unbleached kraft paper or paperboard or corrugated paper or paperboard

Other paper or paperboard, made mainly of bleached chemical pulp, not coloured in the mass

Paper or paperboard, made mainly of mechanical pulp (for example, newspapers, periodicals and similar printed matter):

Old and unsold newspapers and magazines, telephone directories, brochures and printed advertising material

Other, including unsorted waste and scrap:

Unsorted (i.e. production and household waste, various types of paperboard, white and coloured paper)

Sorted (i.e. pieces of paper)

From B3030:

Cotton waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

From B3060:

Tobacco waste (tobacco rib)

Wine lees

Raw tartar’

Mixtures of waste

All mixtures of waste listed in Annex IIIA of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006

 

 

 

(7)

in the table for Thailand, second column (column b),

‘GC010 – GC040’ is replaced by ‘GC010 – GC030’.


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