National status assessment for OSW management

Assessment of in country legal framework and treatment capabilities

It is the responsibility of each country to:

  • assess their existing OSWMP;
  • evaluate the need to update and/ or complete their OSWMP;
  • identify the existing waste treatment facilities in country and the type of waste they can manage, and
  • consequently, the waste that cannot be managed in the country.

To facilitate this task, the Questionnaire provided by REMPEC (see the Guide) may assist the countries in carrying out a first assessment:

  • The results of Section 1, Questions 1-2, outline the basic requirements of a waste management plan.
  • The following sections of the Questionnaire details the various items that should be contained in a OSWMP and issues that should be dealt with.


The OSWMP can be implemented in different ways in countries e.g. as:

  • an independent operational document,
  • provisions of the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan,
  • regulations.

The level of work to be carried out in each country will depend on this preliminary assessment (based on the Questionnaire):

  • A country with few and/or incomplete answers to the Questionnaire should consider developing a complete OSWMP.
  • A country able to provide answers to most of the Questionnaire should simply consider updating and completing as required their existing OSWMP.

Refer to Questionnaire of REMPEC, Section 1, all questions.

published on 2019/12/10 14:11:00 GMT+0 last modified 2020-01-24T15:18:35+00:00