16 February 2018
Enforcement tools for chemicals and waste
Enforcement Handbook on Controlling Illegal Shipments of Chemicals and Waste - For Asia Enforcement Officers
The Enforcement Handbook on Controlling the Illegal Shipments of Chemicals and Wastes − For Asia Enforcement Officers is a pocket enforcement tool designed for enforcement officers of the participating countries of the Regional Enforcement Network for Chemicals and Waste (REN). It provides general information on the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions* and their trade provisions, selected national regulations on waste import and export in Asian countries, the identification and classification of wastes and chemicals and related Harmonized System codes. It aims at providing easy reference and practical guidance for enforcement officers during their daily inspection and operation related to chemicals and waste.
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Basel Convention Training Manual on Illegal Traffic for Customs and Enforcement Agencies
This manual is designed to assist Customs and other enforcement agencies in undertaking the provisions of the Basel Convention, and highlights the fundamental role enforcement agencies play in its implementation. It deals with what important information for Customs to implement the Convention is, what any enforcement agency need to know about safety when dealing with hazardous waste shipments, what illegal traffic is and how to detect illegal shipments and which are the important details to consider when investigating and prosecuting waste crimes. Besides English, the Basel Convention Secretariat also makes available versions in languages of Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.
Instruction Manual on the Prosecution of Illegal Traffic of Hazardous Wastes or Other Wastes
The manual, basically, is intended to provide guidance for those involved in the prosecution of cases of illegal traffic in hazardous or other wastes within the scope of the Basel Convention. It also provides practical information that is not only relevant for judges and prosecutors in their role in combating illegal traffic, but also for enforcement officers who is doing criminal investigation on illegal traffic in hazardous and other wastes.
Its objectives are to provide an improved understanding of the practice of prosecuting cases of illegal traffic in hazardous wastes within the context of the full range of measures available to combat what is widely known as “environmental crime”. It can also be a good reference for institution building and legislation enacting.
E-waste Inspection and Enforcement Manual
This manual aims to offer practical guidance and background information to regulatory and enforcement officers who deal with the transboundary movements of used electrical and electronic equipment (UEEE) and electrical and electronic waste (e-waste). While actions of both export and import countries are important to effectively enforce the Basel Convention, including in relation to e-waste, the manual focuses primarily on countries of import.
The Role of Customs in the Implementation of Rotterdam Convention
It briefs where to resort when trade in commodities covered by Rotterdam Convention happened and how Customs officers inspect cross border movement of relevant commodities.
Customs Officers Quick Tool for Screening ODS
This table lists name, chemical name, molecule formula, ASHREA No., CAS No., UN NO., and HS of ODS for Customs officers to have a handy tool when inspecting ODS or similar substances. It also lists Non-Ozone Depleting Substances, trade name of refrigerants, and danger symbols for Customs officers to identify risks and take precautions. The tool in Local language may also be available at national ODS administration authority.
Training Manual for Customs Officers
It is set out in the Manual what is ODS, import and export licensing system for international ODS trade, safely handling ODS, ODS identification and illegal trade prevention and detection. It also tells the way to organize training for Customs officers and to foster internal and external cooperation in law enforcement.
Ozone Depleting Substances Smuggling and Concealment: Case Study Handbook
The manual provides information and guidance for police, customs and border security officers on methods commonly used by criminals to hide and smuggle illegal ODS. The aim of the publication is to strengthen the law enforcement response to the illegal trade in these chemicals.
To produce the manual, INTERPOL gathered case studies from member countries detailing current methods they have found used by criminals for smuggling and concealing ODS. Common smuggling and concealment methods highlighted in the manual include falsely labeling containers, bypassing customs and hiding illegal chemicals behind legal goods.
Law enforcement officials are kindly requested to contact their INTERPOL National Central Bureau for access to the handbook.
INECE Online Training on Hazardous Waste
This easy-to-use trainer explains what can be considered hazardous waste (battery waste, spent solvents, etc.), to which international agreements apply in North America, and outlines environmental import and export requirements for each of the three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signatories: Canada, Mexico and the United States. Each module concludes with a “Knowledge Check” to test the student’s grasp of the information.
INECE: Conducting Environmental Compliance Inspections: Inspectors Field Manual- International Edition
This manual presents one internationally accepted model for conducting compliance inspections. However, other models exist that may be equally or more applicable to a particular regulation or program. The course provides participants with an approach for effectively conducting environmental compliance inspections and becoming involved in the environmental compliance review and the resolution of any violations found.
IMPEL-TFS: Manual on the return of illegal shipments of waste
In 2002 the IMPEL TFS network presented its first manual for the return of illegal shipments of waste, which has been revised in 2005. With the present revision the manual has been adapted to the provisions of the new Waste Shipment Regulation that entered into force 12 July 2007. The manual provides practical guidelines for competent authorities that suspect that an illegal waste shipment has taken place.
IMPEL: Waste(s) Watch
The waste(s) watch is an enforcement tool for inspectors. It gives a first indication about several waste types and the European Waste Shipment Regulation. The policy about the different waste(s) could be different in the individual member states and is subject to changes. Therefore it is always essential to consult your national waste shipment authority before taking measures. No rights can be derived from this enforcement tool.