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Long-term Impact Assessment of the Sound Management of Hazardous Waste Work (1996–2014)

July 16, 2019 2 pages
Sound Management

Long-term Impact Assessment of the Sound Management of Hazardous Waste Work (1996–2014)

July 16, 2019 2 pages

Description

CEC’s work on hazardous waste management spanned 18 years and included the following initiatives:

  • Training and consolidating information-sharing among customs agencies regarding the illegal
    trade in environmentally regulated hazardous waste materials;
  • Creating a series of comprehensive documents detailing the laws, regulations, trade patterns
    and enforcement experiences applicable to particular sectors;
  • Developing technical guidelines and compiling best practices for the environmentally sound
    management of selected end-of-life vehicle batteries, including spent lead-acid batteries (SLABs).

In 2018, the CEC commissioned a report to assess the long-term impact of the CEC’s hazardous
waste management projects implemented between 1996 and 2014. The assessment concluded
that these projects yielded several outcomes

The first series of projects on hazardous waste management were carried out as part of the environmental law enforcement work of the CEC between 1996 and 2009, and were designed to expedite the movement of legal materials across borders. They also included efforts to improve
enforcement capacity to counter the illegal shipment of hazardous waste and materials,
ozone-depleting substances, protected species and wildlife, or other illegal materials that
could threaten human health or the environment in the territories of the NAFTA Parties.

Additional Information

Document Type: Project publication
Theme: Pollutants
Series: Long-term Impact Assessment
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