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ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

of July 11, 2007 No. 594

About approval of Rules of import, export and transit of waste

(as amended of the Order of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan of 31.12.2013 No. 1535)

According to article 16 of the Ecological code of the Republic of Kazakhstan of January 9, 2007 the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan DECIDES:

1. Approve the enclosed Rules of import, export and transit of waste.

2. To the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan to notify the secretariat of the Basel Convention on the Control of Trans-boundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their removal of March 22, 1989 on change of circle of the bodies appointed according to subitems 2) and 3) of Item 2 of the enclosed Rules of import, export and transit of waste, as the allocated center.

3. Declare invalid the order of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan of December 23, 2006 No. 1256 "About approval of Rules of implementation of international carriages of waste" (SAPP of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 2006, No. 49, the Art. 521).

4. This resolution becomes effective after ten calendar days from the date of the first official publication.

Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

K. Masimov

Approved by the Order of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan of July 11, 2007 No. 594

Rules of import, export and transit of waste

1. General provisions

1. Rules of import, export and transit of waste (further - Rules) are developed according to the Ecological code of the Republic of Kazakhstan of January 9, 2007, the Basel Convention on the Control of Trans-boundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their removal of March 22, 1989 (further - the Basel convention) and establish procedure of import of waste to the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, export of waste from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and also transit of waste across its territory.

2. In these rules the following concepts are used:

1) waste - represents substances or objects which are removed, is intended for removal or is subject to removal according to the ecological legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

2) the allocated center - authorized body in the field of environmental protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

3) authorized body in the field of environmental protection - the central executive body performing management and cross-industry coordination in the field of environmental protection and environmental management and also its territorial authorities;

4) competent authority - the state bodies exercising border, transport and customs control, authorized body in the field of environmental protection, industrial safety and bodies of sanitary and epidemiologic service;

5) cross-border transportation of waste - any movement of dangerous or other wastes from the area which is under national jurisdiciton of one state to the area or through the area which is under national jurisdiciton of other state either to the area or through the area which is not under national jurisdiciton of any state provided that such transportation affects at least two states.

Other concepts and terms used in these rules are applied according to the international treaties ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan and the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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