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Regulations governing the classification of waste as hazardous from 1 June 2015

The Community legislation governing the classification of hazardous waste has been amended to adapt it to Regulation 1272/2008 of 16 September 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP), since the legislation on chemical substances on which the current legislation is based is repealed on 1 June 2015. The new legislation on the classification of hazardous waste is:

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1357/2014 of 18 December 2014 replacing Annex III to Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste and repealing certain Directives
COMMISSION DECISION of 18 December 2014 amending Decision 2000/532/EC on the list of waste pursuant to Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

The changes introduced from 1 June 2015 are:

Name and definition of hazard characteristics.
Determination of the hazardousness of a waste and, where appropriate, of the characteristics.

Waste which is classified as hazardous according to Commission Decision 2014/955/EU shall be classified as hazardous and its characteristics determined on the basis of Regulation 1357/2014 of 18 December 2014.

Waste that is classified as non-hazardous according to Commission Decision 2014/955/EU will be classified as non-hazardous.

Wastes with mirror code according to Commission Decision 2014/955/EU will be reclassified according to Regulation 1357/2014 of 18 December 2014. http://www.boe.es/doue/2014/365/L00089-00096.pdf

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Source Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

On the other hand, in March 2015 RD 180/2015 was published, regulating the transfer of waste within the territory, which came into force in May and repeals much of the articles of RD 833/1988. It fundamentally affects extending the scope of the shipment also to non-hazardous waste, treatment contracts, identification documents, notification of shipment and the promotion of electronic processing and eliminates the obligation for the producer to keep a Register Book and to draw up minimisation plans.

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