Period: 2015 – 2016
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Project description and aims
The new Art. 50 (2a) of the Waste Shipment Regulation 1013/2006 (WSR) lays down that by 1 January 2017, EU Member States shall ensure establishment of one or more inspection plans (IPs) in respect of their entire geographical territory. These plans refer to inspections under Art. 50(2) WSR, i.e. of establishments, undertakings, brokers and dealers in accordance with Art. 34 of Directive 2008/98/EC, and of shipments of waste and of the related recovery or disposal. During the IMPEL-TFS conference of 2014 participants expressed the need to develop a standard format/template or at least a guideline for an inspection plan in line with the requirements of the WSR which should make IPs also more comparable. They also supported an exchange of existing plans, experiences and priorities.
The objectives are:
- to develop a guideline for an Inspection Plan (IP);
- to create a platform for the exchange of best practices and experiences regarding IPs (using IMPEL-TFS Basecamp).
As a result, Member States should be able to draft comparable inspection plans by using the same or equivalent IP elements, e.g. concerning risk assessment. This is important for creating a level playing field since there exist currently huge differences in the implementation of the WSR while illegal trafficking within Europe and port hopping constitute serious challenges (see IMPEL-TFS Enforcement Actions III Final report).
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