Pesticide Disposal Challenges As of 1.07.2012, 6,931.4 tones of obsolete, banned and disabled pesticides were educed in Kazakhstan Obsolete disabled pesticides As of 1.07.2012, more than 87 thou of container units for pesticides were accumulated in Kazakhstan, among which more than 71 thou of container units – for pesticides used against specially dangerous and quarantine hazardous organisms. Unfit containerCurrently, there are 4 burial sites: There are about 716 stores for pesticides in Kazakhstan.
Regulatory Framework Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On People’s Health and Health Care System” dated September 18, 2009. Environmental Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated January 9, 2007.Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Plant Protection” dated July 3, 2002. Decision of the Committee of Customs Union dated 28.05.2010 No. 299 “Unified List of Commodities Subject to Sanitary-Epidemiological Surveillance (Control) at the Custom Boarder and in the Customs Union Territory”, Section 15 of Chapter 2 “Requirements to Pesticides and Agrochemicals”. Technical Regulation of Kazakhstan “On Requirements to Safety of Pesticides (Toxic Chemicals)” (covers all aspects of handling these substances: their transport, storage, disposal of empty reservoirs, maximum permissible residual quantities, etc.) Official decrees to be observed by regional and district authorities and institutions of State Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision to control the use of pesticides (to be revised).
Fields of Activities Project “Initiative on control of pesticides and pest management in the Central Asia and Turkey” under the FAO/Turkey Partnership Program Project of FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia of under program “Strengthening Capacities in Disposal and Prevention of Stocks of Obsolete Pesticides as a Model for Regulation of Unused Hazardous Chemical Substance in Former Soviet Union” Introduction of safe pesticide management in Kazakhstan