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2 Annex to decision VII/33 on national definitions of hazardous wastes Secretariat of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal Notification of national definitions or significant change to national definitions pursuant to article 3 of the Basel Convention (Information reported using this form shall be regarded as formal notification pursuant to article 3 and shall be transmitted by the Secretariat of the Basel Convention to all Parties as well as Signatories) Country: Sweden Government entity completing the questionnaire: Swedish Environmental Protection Agnecy Address: S Stockholm, Sweden Telephone no: Fax no: Contact person: Margareta Appelberg Title: Senior Technical Officer Telephone no: (if different from above) Date when form completed(d/m/y): 18/03/05 This report contains an updated national definition: Yes: x No

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4 National Definition of Hazardous Wastes 1 Is there a definition of hazardous waste in your national legislation? Yes: x No: (If no, do not fill in the rest of the form) If yes, please provide the text of the national definition of hazardous waste (Please attach the full text of the relevant legislation): In the Waste Ordinance (SFS 2001:1063) hazardous waste is waste that is marked with an asterisk in annex 2 of the Ordinance or any other waste that exhibits one or more of the characteristics that are mentioned in annex 3 of the Ordinance. Annex 2 is the List of Wastes and annex 3 is the List of characteristics that render wastes hazardous wastes. 1a Is this a significant change to the national definition that has been previously notified to the Secretariat of the Basel Convention pursuant to article 3(2)? (NB: Information transmitted annually under article 13 (3) does not represent a notification in compliance with article 3) 1b Yes x No What is the source/ basis of this definition? Basel Convention OECD-Council Acts EU Waste Law x National Other (specify under remarks) Remarks, if necessary: Sweden has the same definition of hazardous waste and the same list of hazardous waste as is set down in the EU Directive on Hazardous Waste (91/689/EEC) and Commission Decision 2000/532/EC on a list of wastes (amended 2001/118/EC).

5 2 Does the national definition of hazardous waste cover wastes other than those listed in Annexes I, II and VIII of the Basel Convention? Yes: x No: If yes, please tick the box(es) below indicating the list(s) containing such wastes and, in the table below or as an attachment, list the wastes. WCO-HS OECD EU-Waste List x National (specify under remarks) Other (specify under remarks) General remarks, if any Waste code * Waste description Remarks, if any * other wastes containing dangerous from physical and chemical processing of metalliferous minerals * wastes containing dangerous from physical and chemical processing of non-metalliferous minerals * sludges from on-site effluent treatment containing dangerous * sludges from on-site effluent treatment containing dangerous * metallic oxides containing heavy metals * wastes containing other heavy metals * sludges from on-site effluent treatment containing dangerous * wastes containing dangerous sulphides * wastes containing dangerous * spent activated carbon (except ) * sludges from on-site effluent treatment containing dangerous * aqueous suspensions containing paint or varnish containing organic solvents or other dangerous * waste printing toner containing dangerous * adhesive and sealant sludges containing organic solvents or other dangerous * aqueous sludges containing adhesives or sealants containing organic solvents or other dangerous * aqueous liquid waste containing adhesives or sealants containing organic solvents or other dangerous * waste isocyanates Please ensure that your listing is as precise and clear as possible.

6 * water-based developer and activator solutions * water-based offset plate developer solutions * fixer solutions * bleach solutions and bleach fixer solutions * wastes containing silver from on-site treatment of photographic wastes * aqueous liquid waste from on-site reclamation of silver other than those mentioned in * oil fly ash and boiler dust * fly ash from emulsified hydrocarbons used as fuel * wastes from gas cleaning containing dangerous * aqueous sludges from boiler cleansing containing dangerous * skimmings that are flammable or emit, upon contact with water, flammable gases in dangerous quantities * flue-gas dust containing dangerous * other particulates and dust (including ball-mill dust) containing dangerous * salt slag from primary and secondary production * dross and skimmings that are flammable or emit, upon contact with water, flammable gases in dangerous quantities * flue-gas dust containing dangerous * sludges and filter cakes from flue-gas treatment containing dangerous * casting cores and moulds which have not undergone pouring containing dangerous * waste crack-indicating agent containing dangerous * casting cores and moulds which have not undergone pouring, containing dangerous * waste crack-indicating agent containing dangerous * waste preparation mixture before thermal processing, containing dangerous * solid wastes from gas treatment containing dangerous * solid wastes from gas treatment containing dangerous * sludges and filter cakes containing dangerous * saturated or spent ion exchange resins * other wastes containing dangerous * other wastes containing dangerous * fuel oil and diesel * petrol * other fuels (including mixtures) * chlorofluorocarbons, HCFC, HFC * packaging containing residues of or contaminated by dangerous * absorbents, filter materials (including oil filters not otherwise specified), wiping cloths, protective clothing contaminated by dangerous

7 * hazardous components other than those mentioned in to and and * discarded equipment containing chlorofluorocarbons, HCFC, HFC * discarded equipment containing hazardous components 1 other than those mentioned in to * hazardous components removed from discarded equipment partly no Basel wastae * inorganic wastes containing dangerous * organic wastes containing dangerous * gases in pressure containers (including halons) containing dangerous * laboratory chemicals, consisting of or containing dangerous, including mixtures of laboratory chemicals * discarded inorganic chemicals consisting of or containing dangerous * discarded organic chemicals consisting of or containing dangerous * wastes containing other dangerous * spent catalysts containing dangerous transition metals 2 or dangerous transition metal compounds * spent catalysts contaminated with dangerous * permanganates, for example potassium permanganate * peroxides, for example hydrogen peroxide * oxidising, not otherwise specified * aqueous liquid wastes containing dangerous * aqueous concentrates containing dangerous * carbon-based linings and refractories from metallurgical processes containing dangerous * other linings and refractories from metallurgical processes containing dangerous * linings and refractories from non-metallurgical processes containing dangerous * glass, plastic and wood containing or contaminated with dangerous * metal waste contaminated with dangerous * soil and stones containing dangerous * dredging spoil containing dangerous * track ballast containing dangerous * other insulation materials consisting of or containing dangerous * gypsum-based construction materials contaminated with dangerous 1 2 Hazardous components from electrical and electronic equipment may include accumulators and batteries mentioned in and marked as hazardous; mercury switches, glass from cathode ray tubes and other activated glass, etc. For the purpose of this entry, transition metals are: scandium, vanadium, manganese, cobalt, copper, yttrium, niobium, hafnium, tungsten, titanium, chromium, iron, nickel, zinc, zirconium, molybdenum and tantalum. These metals or their compounds are dangerous if they are classified as dangerous. The classification of dangerous shall determine which among those transition metals and which transition metal compounds are hazardous.

8 * other construction and demolition wastes (including mixed wastes) containing dangerous * chemicals consisting of or containing dangerous * pyrolysis wastes containing dangerous * other wastes containing dangerous * landfill leachate containing dangerous * discarded equipment containing chlorofluorocarbons * detergents containing dangerous * discarded electrical and electronic equipment other than those mentioned in and containing hazardous components * wood containing dangerous

9 3 Specify any requirements (procedures) concerning transboundary movements that are applicable to the wastes listed under question 2 above: The same as for wastes of Annex I, II or VIII: x Other requirements (procedures): If other, please specify the requirements (procedures):

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