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The Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation for Damage resulting from Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal Tarmo Lindemann.

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1 The Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation for Damage resulting from Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal Tarmo Lindemann Senior Officer,Waste Department, Ministry of the Environment,

2 The Waste Department is responsible for: –general waste handling management –development of hazardous waste handling systems –hazardous waste handling permits –packaging recovery issues A major part of the Waste Departments activities relate to harmonization of Estonias waste acts with the relevant EU legislation and planning of necessary implementation measures.

3 European Union Estonia became a full member of EU at 1. may 2004

4 Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal Estonia 1992

5 Process of ratification 1. Government 2. Parliament 3. President

6 transboundary movement of hazardous wastes types of damage relevant agency for the enforcement of liability nature of the liability time limits to the liability minimum or maximum financial limits to the liability gaps in our liability legislation Civil Liability

7 Ratification steps to ratify the Protocol on Liability and Compensation requirements following ratification difficulties, concerns and obstacles Estonia shall ratify the Protocol on Liability and Compensation when other member states

8 Financial Limits and Insurance current insurance difficulties with the minimum limits need to establish financial limits on a higher level insurance solutions to cover the liability


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