INSPIRE Knowledge Base

IMPEL-WasteSites

Description
Organisation: 
IMPEL Waste Sites project team
Acronym: 
IMPEL-WasteSites
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
To identify good practices and develop a practical guidance tool for the inspection of "upstream" waste sites, and for the promotion of compliance with waste law on these sites, by competent authorities in the IMPEL member countries
Formal Mandate: 
None
Mandate: 
The General Assembly of IMPEL (= European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law) adopted the ToR for the "Waste Sites" project at its annual meeting in November 2010.
Activities: 
- Questionnaire to member countries + evaluation of the (12) replies - Survey of existing guidance materials at national and international level - Workshop with experts from waste authorities, Customs, police, industry and others, in Frankfurt/Main, Sept. 2011 - Exchange of best practices in project team meetings - Elaboration of handbook and field manual for the identification, inspection + compliance measures regarding upstream waste sites relevant for illegal waste exports (until autumn 2012) - Test inspections in April 2012
Membership: 
The project team consists of representatives of waste authorites from 6 member countries (DE, NL, SE, SI, LV, UK), with Germany being lead country. In addition, several other European countries are participating in project activities (AT, BE, CZ, EE, PT, Norway).
Typology: 
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Europe
    10 European countries (see membership)
    Societal Sector
    Central and regional government
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Members of the project team have active experience in controlling/tracing international waste shipments and licensing + inspecting waste management facilities.
    Environmental application domains
    Waste management / waste shipment control
    Primary Business
    Governmental services