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Document ID (ISN)63854
CIS number 95-20
ISSN - Serial title 0378-6978 - Official Journal of the European Communities - Journal officiel des Communautés européennes
Year 1991
Convention or series no. 91/689/CEE 91/689/EEC 94/31/CE 94/31/EC
Title Council Directive of 12.12.1991 on hazardous waste; Council Directive 94/31/CE of 27.6.1994 amending Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste [European Communities]
Original title Directive du Conseil, du 12 décembre 1991, relative aux déchets dangereux; Directive 94/31/CE du Conseil, du 27.6.1994, modifiant la directive 91/689/CEE relative aux déchets dangereux [Communautés européennes] [in French]
Bibliographic information 31 Dec. 1991, Vol.34, No.L 377, p.20-27; 2 July 1994, Vol.37, No.L 168, p.28.
Abstract This Directive is to be adopted by member States by 12.12.1993 (prolonged to 27.6.1995 by the Amendment). Its object is to approximate the laws of the member States on the controlled management of hazardous waste. Principal provisions concern: obligatory recording and identification of hazardous waste on sites where hazardous waste tipping (discharge) takes place; prohibition of the mixing of hazardous waste (except under specific conditions); application of certain provisions of Directive 75/442/EEC to hazardous waste; packaging, labelling, inspection and identification of hazardous waste during its collection, transportation and storage; drawing up of plans for the management of hazardous waste; protection of the environment in the case of emergencies; reporting of information to the Commission on enterprises handling hazardous waste. Directive 78/319/EEC (CIS 94-1816) is repealed as of 12.12.1993 (changed to 27.6.1995 by the Amendment). In annex: categories or generic types of hazardous waste listed according to their nature or the activity that generated them; constituents of wastes which render them hazardous; properties of wastes which render them hazardous.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; dangerous substances; waste disposal; toxic substances; European Communities
Descriptors (secondary) notification of dangerous substances; list of chemical substances; directive; neighbourhood protection; hazard identification; emergency organization
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal