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1 National Waste Management Strategy Obed Baloyi PETCO Member Workshop 29 April 2010

2 2 Legislative Background General Approach of the Waste Act Scope of the NWMS Structure of NWMS Toolbox of measures Cross cutting Issues Development Process Outline

3 LEGISLATIVE BACKGROUND Constitution, 1996 National Environmental Management Act (1998) NEM: Waste Act, 2008 Waste Regulations White Paper on IP&WM

4 4 GENERAL APPROACH OF THE ACT The Waste Act adopts the waste hierarchy as a national approach to waste management

5 5 Scope of NWMS Covers waste and waste management measures as defined by Act Deals with general, commercial and industrial waste streams, including hazardous waste, healthcare risk waste and waste streams from agriculture (including pesticides), mining and power generation Exclusions –Nuclear waste, which is the subject of a separate policy exercise under DME –Pollution, except for related fields of environmental impact management and remediation where these relate to waste products –Air quality management and waste water and industrial effluent management, which are the subjects of detailed policy and regulatory processes in their own right –Water quality issues, except in relation to the location and management of waste disposal and landfill sites Act requires Minister to review strategy at intervals of not more than five years Framework within which more detailed plans will be drawn up by national departments, provinces and municipalities –Must provide sufficient guidance without being prescriptive

6 6 Overall approach Approach is designed to ensure that the strategy: is relevant to the overall priorities of government, including poverty eradication, job creation and economic growth follows an integrated, lifecycle and waste hierarchy approach to managing waste adopts a flexible approach to the use of appropriate regulatory instruments is mainstreamed within the intergovernmental systems is ultimately actionable through a set of realistic targets and steps

7 7 Structure of NWMS Background –Sets out overall socio-economic context, policy framework, waste status quo, goals and objectives of NWMS Overall strategy –Describes consensual regulatory model –Unpacks strategy for each stage of waste hierarchy Instruments for implementing strategy –Describes tool box of regulatory, economic and fiscal instruments for implementing NWMS Responding to waste category challenges –Applies tool box to main waste categories and challenges Implementation mechanisms –Describes roles & responsibilities, and cross cutting programmes for capacity building, planning, compliance and enforcement, international obligations, education and awareness Action plan with responsibilities and timeframes

8 8 Tool box of measures Norms and standards –In addition to waste services, develop and issue standards for each stage of waste hierarchy –Strategic use of SA Technical Infrastructure, combined with dedicated DEA technical capacity Waste classification and categorisation –Issue as norms and standards –Set standards for storage, transport, treatment, processing and disposal of each class and category Waste information system –Ensure universal compliance, expand to cover all waste flows –Public access to information –Integrate different data systems using new IT platform

9 9 Toolbox of measures Industry waste management plans –Five year programme to target key sectors –Cascade from sector down to site level –Create incentives for well organised proactive industries through easing regulatory burden Listing and licensing –Expedite administrative process & establish integrated database with provinces –Acceptable use categories to certify compliance with norms and standards, rather than licensing –Set up systems for integrated and multiple licensing Priority wastes –Establish forum with DTI –Apply to asbestos, mercury, PCBs and other POPs Extended producer responsibility –Issue guidelines, pilot application with batteries, CFLs

10 10 Toolbox of measures Economic instruments –Sort out pricing of waste services –Criteria and short list of instruments proposed –Do further research into basket of recommended instruments Fiscal instruments –Full cost accounting –Cost reflective tariffs –Explore volumetric charging –Free basic services policy –Targeted use of MIG –Project development fund –Investigate fund to support expansion of waste services

11 11 Cross-cutting issues IWMPs –Finalise guidelines, issue regulations Compliance & enforcement –EMIs to do compliance monitoring and enforcement i.t.o. Ch 7 of NEMA –Roll out EMIs to municipal level and create additional capacity for Waste Act System of national, provincial and local fora for WMOs

12 12 Cross-cutting issues Education, advocacy and awareness –Overhaul cleanest town competition –Use Indalo Yethu to roll out countrywide awareness programme –Creatively introduce waste issues into school curriculum Capacity building –National and provincial capacity for IWMPs, EMIs, development of norms & standards, licensing, remediation, industry regulation, information management –Countrywide LG capacity programme to include policies, guidelines, training, expert placements Cooperative governance –Use existing structures –Set up WMO mechanisms, with separate national forum –Set up mechanisms with the DTI and Treasury

13 13 Monitoring & evaluation Industry to report on targets set in IndWMPs National & provincial performance reports on IWMPs to MECs & Minister by 31 May each year Municipal reports i.t.o. MSA to include info on implementation of municipal IWMP Provinces to consolidate municipal reports, submit to DEA for publication in DEA annual report Detailed indicators and targets set for each goal and objective of NWMS Set up dedicated capacity to track and report on indicators Issue guidelines for municipal performance indicators

14 14 Development Process

15 Any Questions or Comments?

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