24 April, 2019, the Official Journal of European Union released a directive (EU) 2019/636 to amend the Annex IV and Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of POPs. This directive shall come into force on 13 May 2019. The amendment shall apply from 31 October 2019.

Annex IV and Annex V are amended as follows:

1.    The following is added in the table of Annex IV:

List of substances subject to waste management provisions set out in Article 7

Substance

CAS No

EC No

Concentration limit referred to in Article 7(4)(a)

Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters

87-86-5 and others

201-778-6 and others

100 mg/kg

2.    The following replaced the table in Part 2 of Annex V:

Wastes as classified in Commission Decision 2000/532/EC

Maximum concentration limits of substances listed in Annex IV

Operation

10

WASTES FROM THERMAL PROCESSES

Alkanes C10-C13, chloro (short-chain chlorinated paraffins) (SCCPs): 10 000 mg/kg;

Aldrin: 5 000 mg/kg;

Chlordane: 5 000 mg/kg;

Chlordecone: 5 000 mg/kg;

DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis (4-chlorophenyl) ethane): 5 000 mg/kg;

Dieldrin: 5 000 mg/kg;

Endosulfan: 5 000 mg/kg;

Endrin: 5 000 mg/kg;

Heptachlor: 5 000 mg/kg;

Hexabromobiphenyl: 5 000 mg/kg;

Hexabromocyclododecane (3): 1 000 mg/kg;

Hexachlorobenzene: 5 000 mg/kg;

Hexachlorobutadiene: 1 000 mg/kg;

Hexachlorocyclohexanes, including lindane: 5 000 mg/kg;

Mirex: 5 000 mg/kg;

Pentachlorobenzene: 5 000 mg/kg;

Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters: 1 000 mg/kg;

Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid and its derivatives (PFOS)

(C8F17SO2X)

(X=OH, Metal salt (O-M+), halide, amide, and other derivatives including polymers): 50 mg/kg;

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) (4): 50 mg/kg;

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans: 5 mg/kg;

Polychlorinated naphthalenes (*1): 1 000 mg/kg;

Sum of the concentrations of tetrabromodiphenyl ether C12H6Br4O), pentabromodiphenyl ether (C12H5Br5O), hexabromodiphenyl ether (C12H4Br6O) and heptabromodiphenyl ether (C12H3Br7O): 10 000  mg/kg;

Toxaphene: 5 000 mg/kg.

Permanent storage shall be allowed only when all the following conditions are met:

(1) The storage takes place in one of the following locations:

safe, deep, under-ground, hard rock formations;

salt mines;

a landfill site for hazardous waste, provided that the waste is solidified or partly stabilised where technically feasible as required for classification of the waste in subchapter 19 03 of Decision 2000/532/EC.

(2) The provisions of Council Directive 1999/31/EC (5) and Council Decision 2003/33/EC (6) were respected.

(3) It has been demonstrated that the selected operation is environmentally preferable.

10 01

Wastes from power stations and other combustion plants (except 19)

10 01 14

Bottom ash, slag and boiler dust from co-incineration containing hazardous substances

10 01 16

Fly ash from co-incineration containing hazardous substances

10 02

Wastes from the iron and steel industry

10 02 07

Solid wastes from gas treatment containing hazardous substances

10 03

Wastes from aluminium thermal metallurgy

10 03 04

Primary production slags

10 03 08

Salt slags from secondary production

10 03 09

Black drosses from secondary production

10 03 19

Flue-gas dust containing hazardous substances

10 03 21

Other particulates and dust (including ball-mill dust) containing hazardous substances

10 03 29

Wastes from treatment of salt slags and black drosses containing hazardous substances

10 04

Wastes from lead thermal metallurgy

10 04 01

Slags from primary and secondary production

10 04 02

Dross and skimmings from primary and secondary production

10 04 04

Flue-gas dust

10 04 05

Other particulates and dust

10 04 06

Solid wastes from gas treatment

10 05

Wastes from zinc thermal metallurgy

10 05 03

Flue-gas dust

10 05 05

Solid waste from gas treatment

10 06

Wastes from copper thermal metallurgy

10 06 03

Flue-gas dust

10 06 06

Solid wastes from gas treatment

10 08

Wastes from other non-ferrous thermal metallurgy

10 08 08

Salt slag from primary and secondary production

10 08 15

Flue-gas dust containing hazardous substances

10 09

Wastes from casting of ferrous pieces

10 09 09

Flue-gas dust containing hazardous substances

16

WASTES NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THE LIST

16 11

Waste linings and refractories

16 11 01

Carbon-based linings and refractories from metallurgical processes containing hazardous substances

16 11 03

Other linings and refractories from metallurgical processes containing hazardous substances

17

CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTES (INCLUDING EXCAVATED SOIL FROM CONTAMINATED SITES)

17 01

Concrete, bricks, tiles and ceramics

17 01 06

Mixtures of, or separate fractions of concrete, bricks, tiles and ceramics containing hazardous substances

17 05

Soil (including excavated soil from contaminated sites), stones and dredging spoil

17 05 03

Soil and stones containing hazardous substances

17 09

Other construction and demolition wastes

17 09 02

Construction and demolition wastes containing PCB, excluding PCB containing equipment

17 09 03

Other construction and demolition wastes (including mixed wastes) containing hazardous substances

19

WASTES FROM WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES, OFF-SITE WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS AND THE PREPARATION OF WATER INTENDED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION AND WATER FROM INDUSTRIAL USE

19 01

Wastes from incineration or pyrolysis of waste

19 01 07

Solid wastes from gas treatment

19 01 11

Bottom ash and slag containing hazardous substances

19 01 13

Fly ash containing hazardous substances

19 01 15

Boiler dust containing hazardous substances

19 04

Vitrified waste and waste from vitrification

19 04 02

Fly ash and other flue-gas treatment wastes

19 04 03

Non-vitrified solid phase


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