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1 THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, PHYSICAL PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION 1389 Pursuant to Article 104 paragraph 1 item 4 of the Waste Act (Official Gazette 178/04, 111/06), the Minister of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction hereby issues the ORDINANCE ON THE METHOD AND PROCEDURES FOR ASBESTOS WASTE MANAGEMENT I GENERAL PROVISIONS Article 1 This Ordinance prescribes the method and procedures for preventing contamination of the environment by asbestos and the methods and procedures for managing waste asbestos and waste containing asbestos. Article 2 The objective of this Ordinance is to lay out the measures for prevention and reduction of asbestos contamination and to establish the system of managing asbestos-containing waste, for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment in line with this Ordinance and other regulations regulating the protection of health and the environment. Article 3 The provisions of this Ordinance refer to the waste raw asbestos and asbestos-containing waste referred to in Annex 1 to this Ordinance. Definitions Article 4 The terms used in this Ordinance have the following meanings: (1) Asbestos means the following fibrous silicates: crocidolite (blue asbestos) actinolite anthophyllite chrysotile (white asbestos) amosite (brown asbestos)

2 tremolite. (2) Raw asbestos is the product of the primary crushing of asbestos ore. (3) Use of asbestos means activities which involve handling of quantities of raw asbestos exceeding 100 kg per year, referring to: (a) production of raw asbestos from ore, excluding any processes directly associated with the ore mining, and/or (b) production of the following products containing asbestos: asbestos cement or asbestos cement products asbestos friction products asbestos filters asbestos textile asbestos paper and card asbestos jointing asbestos packaging materials asbestos reinforcement materials asbestos floor coverings asbestos fillers. (4) Treatment of products containing asbestos means activities causing asbestos to be released into the environment, other than the activities defined under the use of asbestos. (5) Waste containing asbestos (hereinafter referred to as: asbestos waste) means waste raw asbestos and any substances or objects containing asbestos and asbestos fibres, asbestos dust produced by the emission of asbestos into the air in the course of treatment of asbestos or substances, materials and products containing asbestos, which the holder discards, intends to or must discard. (6) Treatment operator is any legal or natural person registered and authorised for performing activities of treatment of products containing asbestos and removal of buildings, structures and installations containing asbestos, whose activities continually or occasionally produce asbestos waste. (7) Producer is any legal or natural person using asbestos within the meaning of paragraph 3 of this Article, whose registered activity continually or occasionally produces asbestos waste. (8) Firmly bound asbestos waste is asbestos waste with specific weight exceeding 1,000 kg/m 3. (9) Loosely bound asbestos waste is asbestos waste with specific weight under 1,000 kg/m 3. (10) Surface hardening is the procedure of binding asbestos fibres on the surface of the material by a binding layer which is equal to or equally efficient as a binder which binds asbestos fibres in firmly bound asbestos waste, or by a binder which efficiently prevents release of asbestos fibres of loosely bound asbestos waste into the environment. (11) Solidification of asbestos is the procedure where asbestos dust, raw asbestos waste or loosely bound asbestos waste is homogenously mixed and bound with cement or another

3 hydraulic binder so as to achieve a compression strength of no less than 10 N/mm2 and to prevent the release of asbestos fibres into the environment. (12) Destruction of asbestos fibres is the procedure of chemical, thermal or mechanical treatment of asbestos waste in the course of which other compounds or minerals are produced from asbestos, or asbestos loses its fibrous structure. II PREVENTION OF ASBESTOS CONTAMINATION Article 5 (1) Emission of asbestos into the air, release of asbestos into water and production of asbestos-containing solid waste must be prevented or reduced at the source to the greatest possible extent. (2) Producers and treatment operators shall ensure all the necessary measures to prevent emission of asbestos into the air, release of asbestos or asbestos-containing materials into water and production of asbestos-containing waste, or to reduce it to the minimum, in line with this Ordinance and special regulations. (3) Plants using asbestos in their production activities shall be subject to measures and limit values laid down in special regulations prescribing limit values of emissions into the air and release into water, and they shall be obliged to apply the best available techniques. Article 6 (1) Producers of asbestos cement shall ensure treatment and recycling of all waste liquids resulting from the asbestos cement manufacturing process. (2) If the recycling referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article is not possible, the producer shall undertake all the necessary measures to ensure that disposal of asbestos-containing waste liquids does not cause additional contamination of the environment, in line with special regulations. (3) For the purpose of implementation of paragraph 2 of this Article, total suspended matter may be released in the course of plant cleaning and maintenance, pursuant to a special regulation. Prevention of asbestos contamination resulting from processing of products containing asbestos Article 7 (1) Users of products containing asbestos shall take all the necessary measures in line with special regulations so that activities involving the use of products containing asbestos do not cause contamination of the environment with asbestos fibres or dust.

4 (2) Producers and treatment operators shall take all the necessary measures to prevent contamination of the environment with asbestos fibres or dust produced from their activities, in line with special regulations. (3) The persons referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article shall draw up a plan for removal of asbestos or asbestos-containing materials from buildings, structures or installations containing asbestos; this plan shall in particular regulate the following: removal of asbestos or asbestos-containing materials to the greatest possible extent, prior to commencement of removal of a building, structure or installation taking all the necessary measures for the protection of occupational health and safety of the workers and obligation to use special protective equipment in line with special regulations on occupational health and safety. Monitoring Article 8 (1) Asbestos producers must ensure regular measurements of emissions into the air and release of liquids from plants, to which the limit values laid down in Articles 5 and 7 of this Ordinance and special regulations apply. (2) For the purpose of fulfilling the obligation referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, asbestos producers shall apply sampling and analysis methods in line with a special regulation. III MANAGEMENT OF WASTE CONTAINING ASBESTOS Article 9 (1) Management of asbestos waste means performing the activities of collection, transportation, temporary storage and disposal, i.e. treatment or landfill of asbestos waste. (2) Producers and treatment operators shall dispose of asbestos waste at their own expense. (3) Producers and treatment operators shall keep a register on the production and flow of asbestos waste, pursuant to a special regulation. Transportation and landfill of asbestos waste Article 10 (1) Prior to its transportation, asbestos waste intended to be transported must be treated by a procedure of surface hardening, asbestos solidification or destruction of asbestos fibres, so as to prevent release of asbestos fibres into the environment. (2) Prior to its transportation, asbestos waste intended to be transported must be packed so as to prevent release of asbestos fibres and asbestos dust into the environment.

5 (3) Temporary storage of asbestos waste must be performed so as to prevent, to the greatest possible extent, the contamination of the environment by release of asbestos fibres and/or asbestos dust. (4) Prior to landfilling, asbestos waste must be treated, packed or covered so as to avoid release of asbestos particles into the environment. Article 11 (1) Containers and packaging materials containing asbestos waste must be visibly marked, pursuant to a special regulation. (2) Loosely bound asbestos waste must be impermeably packed into a polyethylene film packaging at least 0.4 mm thick. Article 12 (1) Persons transporting and/or landfilling waste containing asbestos fibres or dust must ensure that during the loading, unloading, transport and landfill, these fibres or dust are not released into the air or that liquids containing asbestos fibres do not leak, in line with special regulations referring to transportation of hazardous substances. (2) Persons landfilling waste containing asbestos fibres and/or dust must ensure that such waste is deposited on landfills envisaged for waste landfilling in line with a special regulation. (3) The treated asbestos waste referred to in paragraph 2 which contains predominantly organic substances may be incinerated in waste incineration plants. Article 13 (1) Asbestos waste shall be deposited only at those places on a landfill which are visibly marked and intended for depositing of asbestos-containing waste. (2) Carriage to the place intended for depositing of asbestos waste must be arranged so that the waste is directly loaded from the vehicle to the place intended for depositing of asbestoscontaining waste. (3) The asbestos waste landfill operator must ensure that waste is not dispersed and that it is covered immediately upon depositing. (4) The asbestos waste landfill operator shall keep a register on the generation and flow of waste, and they shall register data regarding the quantities, types and methods of treatment of the deposited asbestos waste and on the place where the asbestos waste was deposited. IV TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS Article 14 Annex 1 is printed along with this Ordinance and constitutes an integral part thereof.

6 Article 15 This Ordinance shall enter into force on the eighth day after the day of its publication in the Official Gazette. Class: /07-04/9 Reg. No: Zagreb, 16 April 2007 Minister Marina Matulović Dropulić, m. p. ANNEX 1 WASTE CONTAINING ASBESTOS I Firmly bound asbestos waste construction waste containing asbestos and predominantly inorganic substances: 1. Asbestos cement products: large-sized flat or wavy sheets small-sized facade or roof sheets asbestos cement accessories (containers for plants etc.) pipes for civil engineering and building construction pipes for water supply and drainage 2. Asbestos cement dust and asbestos cement sludge dust and sludge resulting from treatment of asbestos cement 3. Brake linings and pads containing asbestos and other solid inorganic waste containing asbestos: brake linings and pads for vehicles and industrial use clutch linings 4. Waste treated with solidification methods containing asbestos: asbestos deposited by injecting and/or wrapping solidified by an inorganic binder treated lightweight construction boards, fireproof boards and fire protection boards treated asbestos paper and cardboard other treated loosely bound waste containing asbestos such as asbestos strips and textile. II Firmly bound asbestos waste construction waste containing predominantly organic substances produced during asbestos processing procedures: 1. Materials contaminated by asbestos fibres:

7 construction elements and devices used for removing materials containing loosely bound asbestos floor coverings, textile, curtains foils insulation materials protective work clothes 2. Construction chemical products containing asbestos glazing putties, surfacing putties fillers and sealing compounds sealants plastic mass and glues paints 3. Other waste containing asbestos with predominantly organic substances floor coverings acid resistant containers big vehicle tires 4. Asbestos waste solidified by inorganic substances. III Loosely bound asbestos waste insulation materials containing asbestos 1. Asbestos-containing waste produced during reconstruction or maintenance of parts of buildings or installations 2. Asbestos-containing dust, asbestos dust and asbestos sludge: dust particles from filtering devices raw asbestos from processing of asbestos loosely bound materials containing asbestos from devices and construction elements asbestos sludge produced during waste water treatment or during deconstruction of buildings and installations containing loosely bound asbestos 3. Lightweight boards containing asbestos: lightweight construction boards fireproof boards fire protection boards 4. Textile and filtering materials containing asbestos strips, flexible tubes, fabric, high temperature protective clothing asbestos boards and asbestos sealants asbestos paper and asbestos cardboard.

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