GEF-UNIDO PROJECT
«ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND MANAGEMENT AND FINAL DISPOSAL OF POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) IN UKRAINE»

National PCB register

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the National Implementation Plan (NIP) for the Stockholm Convention (SC) with the order № 589-p of 25.07.2012 aimed at “development of the national legal framework with a view to establishing, implementing, updating and maintaining the register of enterprises that own PCB-containing equipment as well as storages of PCB-containing equipment and wastes”. 

The existing system of records keeping in the field of ecology must be supplemented by a relevant "Register of operating or stored PCB-containing equipment ". The register should also include information about PCB-containing waste production and ways of its further disposal.

Registers of facilities that work in the field of PCB management should be developed based on the preliminary information. In addition, these registers along with the registers of facilities for waste production and disposal will provide necessary information for maintaining a National PCB register. The project database should also register so-called dispersed PCBs.

The Ministry of Ecology has already elaborated a concept for the State informational and analytical system of waste management. In 2011, there was announced a call for tender for its implementation, according to which the National PCB Register would become one of 15 subsystems of the State system. Subsystems include registers of waste production and disposal facilities and keep records of issued permits and licenses, etc. Data exchange between the subsystems will enable tracking the entire "life cycle" of PCBs and take optimal managerial decisions.

 

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