Relationship with other policies and plans

The OSWMP must be integrated within:

  • the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan, and
  • the national regulatory framework regarding waste management (national waste management plan or other regulatory document).

Each country should have a regulatory framework regarding the management of waste. EU countries have the obligation to implement EU Directives on waste and waste management issued by the European Commission and Council.

Countries having signed the Basel Convention (on the Control of Trans-boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal) shall take the necessary measures for its implementation.

In all cases, each country must assess their regulatory framework and identify the rules and regulations that would apply to the management of oil spill waste in order to ensure that the provisions of the OSWMP are consistent with the national rules and regulations.

Clarifications or derogations (i.e. regarding the status of OSW) can be envisaged to address the specific case of waste handling in emergency situations.

published on 2019/12/10 14:11:00 GMT+0 last modified 2020-01-24T15:19:22+00:00