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SR 1999 No. 102 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Schedule to the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989.
Administered by: Environment
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s11 item 01
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR21-Jun-1999
Tabled Senate21-Jun-1999
Gazetted 17 Jun 1999
Date of repeal 01 Jul 2017
Repealed by Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures) Regulations 2017
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Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) (Decision IV/9) Regulations 1999

Statutory Rules 1999 No. 102

I, WILLIAM PATRICK DEANE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations under the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989.

Dated 9 June 1999.

WILLIAM DEANE
Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

ROBERT HILL

Minister for the Environment and Heritage

 


Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) (Decision IV/9) Regulations 1999

Statutory Rules 1999 No. 1021

made under the

 

Contents

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                        1  Name of regulations                                                          1

                        2  Purpose of regulations                                                      1

                        3  Commencement                                                                1

                        4  Amendment of Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 1

Schedule 1       Amendments of the Schedule to the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                                              1

 


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1              Name of regulations

                These regulations are the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) (Decision IV/9) Regulations 1999.

2              Purpose of regulations

                The purpose of these regulations is to amend the Schedule to the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 to incorporate changes to the text of the Annexes to the Basel Convention made by Decision IV/9 of the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to that Convention held at Kuching, Malaysia on 23 to 27 February 1998.

3              Commencement

                These regulations are taken to have commenced on 6 November 1998.

Note   The amendments to the Basel convention made by Decision IV/9 had effect for Australia on 6 November 1998.

4              Amendment of Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989

                For subsection 62 (2) of the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989, Schedule 1 amends the Schedule to that Act.


Schedule 1        Amendments of the Schedule to the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989

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[1]

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Note   The following text incorporates corrections made by the Rectifications of 4 November 1992 and 16 May 1994, and amendments made by Decision IV/9 of the Fourth Conference of the Parties to the Convention.

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                (a)    To facilitate the application of this Convention, and subject to paragraphs (b), (c) and (d), wastes listed in Annex VIII are characterized as hazardous pursuant to Article 1, paragraph 1 (a), of this Convention, and wastes listed in Annex IX are not covered by Article 1, paragraph 1 (a), of this Convention.

               (b)    Designation of a waste on Annex VIII does not preclude, in a particular case, the use of Annex III to demonstrate that a waste is not hazardous pursuant to Article 1, paragraph 1 (a), of this Convention.

                (c)    Designation of a waste on Annex IX does not preclude, in a particular case, characterization of such a waste as hazardous pursuant to Article 1, paragraph 1 (a), of this Convention if it contains Annex I material to an extent causing it to exhibit an Annex III characteristic.

               (d)    Annexes VIII and IX do not affect the application of Article 1, paragraph 1 (a), of this Convention for the purpose of characterization of wastes.

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Annex VIII

LIST A

           Wastes contained in this Annex are characterized as hazardous under Article 1, paragraph 1 (a), of this Convention, and their designation on this Annex does not preclude the use of Annex III to demonstrate that a waste is not hazardous.

A1     Metal and metal-bearing wastes

A1010        Metal wastes and waste consisting of alloys of any of the following:

_      Antimony

_      Arsenic

_      Beryllium

_      Cadmium

_      Lead

_      Mercury

_      Selenium

_      Tellurium

_      Thallium

                   but excluding such wastes specifically listed on list B.

A1020        Waste having as constituents or contaminants, excluding metal waste in massive form, any of the following:

_      Antimony; antimony compounds

_      Beryllium; beryllium compounds

_      Cadmium; cadmium compounds

_      Lead; lead compounds

_      Selenium; selenium compounds

_      Tellurium; tellurium compounds

A1030        Wastes having as constituents or contaminants any of the following:

_      Arsenic; arsenic compounds

_      Mercury; mercury compounds

_      Thallium; thallium compounds

A1040        Wastes having as constituents any of the following:

_      Metal carbonyls

_      Hexavalent chromium compounds

A1050        Galvanic sludges

A1060        Waste liquors from the pickling of metals

A1070        Leaching residues from zinc processing, dust and sludges such as jarosite, hematite, etc.

A1080        Waste zinc residues not included on list B, containing lead and cadmium in concentrations sufficient to exhibit Annex III characteristics

A1090        Ashes from the incineration of insulated copper wire

A1100        Dusts and residues from gas cleaning systems of copper smelters

A1110        Spent electrolytic solutions from copper electrorefining and electrowinning operations

A1120        Waste sludges, excluding anode slimes, from electrolyte purification systems in copper electrorefining and electrowinning operations

A1130        Spent etching solutions containing dissolved copper

A1140        Waste cupric chloride and copper cyanide catalysts

A1150        Precious metal ash from incineration of printed circuit boards not included on list B[1]

A1160        Waste lead-acid batteries, whole or crushed

A1170        Unsorted waste batteries excluding mixtures of only list B batteries. Waste batteries not specified on list B containing Annex I constituents to an extent to render them hazardous

A1180        Waste electrical and electronic assemblies or scrap[2] containing components such as accumulators and other batteries included on list A, mercury‑switches, glass from cathode‑ray tubes and other activated glass and PCB-capacitors, or contaminated with Annex I constituents (e.g. cadmium, mercury, lead, polychlorinated biphenyl) to an extent that they possess any of the characteristics contained in Annex III (note the related entry on list B B1110)[3].

A2     Wastes containing principally inorganic constituents, which may contain metals and organic materials

A2010        Glass waste from cathode‑ray tubes and other activated glasses

A2020        Waste inorganic fluorine compounds in the form of liquids or sludges but excluding such wastes specified on list B

A2030        Waste catalysts but excluding such wastes specified on list B

A2040        Waste gypsum arising from chemical industry processes, when containing Annex I constituents to the extent that it exhibits an Annex III hazardous characteristic (note the related entry on list B B2080)

A2050        Waste asbestos (dusts and fibres)

A2060        Coal-fired power plant fly-ash containing Annex I substances in concentrations sufficient to exhibit Annex III characteristics (Note the related entry on list B B2050)

A3     Wastes containing principally organic constituents, which may contain metals and inorganic materials

A3010        Waste from the production or processing of petroleum coke and bitumen

A3020        Waste mineral oils unfit for their originally intended use

A3030        Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with leaded anti‑knock compound sludges

A3040        Waste thermal (heat transfer) fluids

A3050        Wastes from production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticizers, glues/adhesives excluding such wastes specified on list B (note the related entry on list B B4020)

A3060        Waste nitrocellulose

A3070        Waste phenols, phenol compounds including chlorophenol in the form of liquids or sludges

A3080        Waste ethers not including those specified on list B

A3090        Waste leather dust, ash, sludges and flours when containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides (note the related entry on list B B3100)

A3100        Waste paring and other waste of leather or of composition leather not suitable for the manufacture of leather articles containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides (Note the related entry on list B B3090)

A3110        Fellmongery wastes containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides or infectious substances (note the related entry on list B B3110)

A3120        Fluff — light fraction from shredding

A3130        Waste organic phosphorous compounds

A3140        Waste non-halogenated organic solvents but excluding such wastes specified on list B

A3150        Waste halogenated organic solvents

A3160        Waste halogenated or unhalogenated non‑aqueous distillation residues arising from organic solvent recovery operations

A3170        Wastes arising from the production of aliphatic halogenated hydrocarbons (such as chloromethane, dichloro‑ethane, vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride, allyl chloride and epichlorhydrin)

A3180        Wastes, substances and articles containing, consisting of or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), polychlorinated terphenyl (PCT), polychlorinated napthalene (PCN) or polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), or any other polybrominated analogues of these compounds, at a concentration level of 50 mg/kg or more[4]

A3190        Waste tarry residues (excluding asphalt cements) arising from refining, distillation and any pyrolitic treatment of organic materials

A4     Wastes which may contain either inorganic or organic constituents

A4010        Wastes from the production, preparation and use of pharmaceutical products but excluding such wastes specified on list B

A4020        Clinical and related wastes; that is wastes arising from medical, nursing, dental, veterinary or similar practices, and wastes generated in hospitals or other facilities during the investigation or treatment of patients, or research projects

A4030        Wastes from the production, formulation and use of biocides and phytopharmaceuticals, including waste pesticides and herbicides which are off-specification, out‑dated,[5] or unfit for their originally intended use

A4040        Wastes from the manufacture, formulation and use of wood‑preserving chemicals[6]

A4050        Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with any of the following:

_      Inorganic cyanides, excepting precious‑metal‑bearing residues in solid form containing traces of inorganic cyanides

_      Organic cyanides

A4060        Waste oils/water, hydrocarbons/water mixtures, emulsions

A4070        Wastes from the production, formulation and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers, varnish excluding any such waste specified on list B (note the related entry on list B B4010)

A4080        Wastes of an explosive nature (but excluding such wastes specified on list B)

A4090        Waste acidic or basic solutions, other than those specified in the corresponding entry on list B (note the related entry on list B B2120)

A4100        Wastes from industrial pollution control devices for cleaning of industrial off‑gases but excluding such wastes specified on list B

A4110        Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with any of the following:

_      Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-furan

_      Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-dioxin

A4120        Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with peroxides

A4130        Waste packages and containers containing Annex I substances in concentrations sufficient to exhibit Annex III hazard characteristics

A4140        Waste consisting of or containing off specification or out‑dated[7] chemicals corresponding to Annex I categories and exhibiting Annex III hazard characteristics

A4150        Waste chemical substances arising from research and development or teaching activities which are not identified and/or are new and whose effects on human health and/or the environment are not known

A4160        Spent activated carbon not included on list B (note the related entry on list B B2060)

Annex IX

LIST B

           Wastes contained in the Annex will not be wastes covered by Article 1, paragraph 1 (a), of this Convention unless they contain Annex I material to an extent causing them to exhibit an Annex III characteristic.

B1     Metal and metal‑bearing wastes

B1010        Metal and metal-alloy wastes in metallic, non‑dispersible form:

_      Precious metals (gold, silver, the platinum group, but not mercury)

_      Iron and steel scrap

_      Copper scrap

_      Nickel scrap

_      Aluminium scrap

_      Zinc scrap

_      Tin scrap

_      Tungsten scrap

_      Molybdenum scrap

_      Tantalum scrap

_      Magnesium scrap

_      Cobalt scrap

_      Bismuth scrap

_      Titanium scrap

_      Zirconium scrap

_      Manganese scrap

_      Germanium scrap

_      Vanadium scrap

_      Scrap of hafnium, indium, niobium, rhenium and gallium

_      Thorium scrap

_      Rare earths scrap

B1020        Clean, uncontaminated metal scrap, including alloys, in bulk finished form (sheet, plate, beams, rods, etc), of:

_      Antimony scrap

_      Beryllium scrap

_      Cadmium scrap

_      Lead scrap (but excluding lead-acid batteries)

_      Selenium scrap

_      Tellurium scrap

B1030        Refractory metals containing residues

B1040        Scrap assemblies from electrical power generation not contaminated with lubricating oil, PCB or PCT to an extent to render them hazardous

B1050        Mixed non-ferrous metal, heavy fraction scrap, not containing Annex I materials in concentrations sufficient to exhibit Annex III characteristics[8]

B1060        Waste selenium and tellurium in metallic elemental form including powder

B1070        Waste of copper and copper alloys in dispersible form, unless they contain Annex I constituents to an extent that they exhibit Annex III characteristics

B1080        Zinc ash and residues including zinc alloys residues in dispersible form unless containing Annex I constituents in concentration such as to exhibit Annex III characteristics or exhibiting hazard characteristics H4.3[9]

B1090        Waste batteries conforming to a specification, excluding those made with lead, cadmium or mercury

B1100        Metal-bearing wastes arising from melting, smelting and refining of metals:

_      Hard zinc spelter

_      Zinc-containing drosses:

-     Galvanizing slab zinc top dross (>90% Zn)

-     Galvanizing slab zinc bottom dross (>92% Zn)

-     Zinc die casting dross (>85% Zn)

-     Hot dip galvanizers slab zinc dross (batch) (>92% Zn)

-     Zinc skimmings

_      Aluminium skimmings (or skims) excluding salt slag

_      Slags from copper processing for further processing or refining not containing arsenic, lead or cadmium to an extent that they exhibit Annex III hazard characteristics

_      Wastes of refractory linings, including crucibles, originating from copper smelting

_      Slags from precious metals processing for further refining

_      Tantalum-bearing tin slags with less than 0.5% tin

B1110        Electrical and electronic assemblies:

_      Electronic assemblies consisting only of metals or alloys

_      Waste electrical and electronic assemblies or scrap[10] (including printed circuit boards) not containing components such as accumulators and other batteries included on list A, mercury-switches, glass from cathode‑ray tubes and other activated glass and PCB‑capacitors, or not contaminated with Annex I constituents (e.g., cadmium, mercury, lead, polychlorinated biphenyl) or from which these have been removed, to an extent that they do not possess any of the characteristics contained in Annex III (note the related entry on list A A1180)

_      Electrical and electronic assemblies (including printed circuit boards, electronic components and wires) destined for direct re-use,[11] and not for recycling or final disposal[12]

B1120        Spent catalysts excluding liquids used as catalysts, containing any of:

_      Transition metals, excluding waste catalysts (spent catalysts, liquid used catalysts or other catalysts) on list A:

                                                         Scandium                      Titanium

                                                         Vanadium                     Chromium

                                                         Manganese                    Iron

                                                         Cobalt                           Nickel

                                                         Copper                          Zinc

                                                         Yttrium                         Zirconium

                                                         Niobium                        Molybdenum

                                                         Hafnium                        Tantalum

                                                         Tungsten                       Rhenium

_      Lanthanides (rare earth metals):

                                                         Lanthanum                    Cerium

                                                         Praseodymium              Neodymium

                                                         Samarium                      Europium

                                                         Gadolinium                   Terbium

                                                         Dysprosium                   Holmium

                                                         Erbium                          Thulium

                                                         Ytterbium                     Lutetium

B1130        Clean spent precious‑metal‑bearing catalysts

B1140        Precious‑metal‑bearing residues in solid form which contain traces of inorganic cyanides

B1150        Precious metals and alloy wastes (gold, silver, the platinum group, but not mercury) in a dispersible, non‑liquid form with appropriate packaging and labelling

B1160        Precious‑metal ash from the incineration of printed circuit boards (note the related entry on list A A1150)

B1170        Precious‑metal ash from the incineration of photographic film

B1180        Waste photographic film containing silver halides and metallic silver

B1190        Waste photographic paper containing silver halides and metallic silver

B1200        Granulated slag arising from the manufacture of iron and steel

B1210        Slag arising from the manufacture of iron and steel including slags as a source of TiO2 and vanadium

B1220        Slag from zinc production, chemically stabilized, having a high iron content (above 20%) and processed according to industrial specifications (e.g., DIN 4301) mainly for construction

B1230        Mill scaling arising from the manufacture of iron and steel

B1240        Copper oxide mill‑scale

B2     Wastes containing principally inorganic constituents, which may contain metals and organic materials

B2010        Wastes from mining operations in non‑dispersible form:

_      Natural graphite waste

_      Slate waste, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise

_      Mica waste

_      Leucite, nepheline and nepheline syenite waste

_      Feldspar waste

_      Fluorspar waste

_      Silica wastes in solid form excluding those used in foundry operations

B2020        Glass waste in non‑dispersible form:

_      Cullet and other waste and scrap of glass except for glass from cathode‑ray tubes and other activated glasses

B2030        Ceramic wastes in non‑dispersible form:

_      Cermet wastes and scrap (metal ceramic composites)

_      Ceramic based fibres not elsewhere specified or included

B2040        Other wastes containing principally inorganic constituents:

_      Partially refined calcium sulphate produced from flue‑gas desulphurization (FDG)

_      Waste gypsum wallboard or plasterboard arising from the demolition of buildings

_      Slag from copper production, chemically stabilized, having a high iron content (above 20%) and processed according to industrial specifications (e.g. DIN 4301 and DIN 8201) mainly for construction and abrasive applications

_      Sulphur in solid form

_      Limestone from the production of calcium cyanide (having a pH less than 9)

_      Sodium, potassium, calcium chlorides

_      Carborundum (silicon carbide)

_      Broken concrete

_      Lithium‑tantalum and lithium‑niobium containing glass scraps

B2050        Coal‑fired power plant fly‑ash, not included on list A (note the related entry on list A A2060)

B2060        Spent activated carbon resulting from the treatment of potable water and processes of the food industry and vitamin production (note the related entry on List A A4160)

B2070        Calcium fluoride sludge

B2080        Waste gypsum arising from chemical industry processes not included on list A (note the related entry on list A A2040)

B2090        Waste anode butts from steel or aluminium production made of petroleum coke or bitumen and cleaned to normal industry specifications (excluding anode butts from chlor alkali electrolyses and from metallurgical industry)

B2100        Waste hydrates of aluminium and waste alumina and residues from alumina production excluding such materials used for gas cleaning, flocculation or filtration processes

B2110        Bauxite residue (“red mud”) (pH moderated to less than 11.5)

B2120        Waste acidic or basic solutions with a pH greater than 2 and less than 11.5, which are not corrosive or otherwise hazardous (note the related entry on list A A4090)

B3     Wastes containing principally organic constituents, which may contain metals and inorganic materials

B3010        Solid plastic waste:

                   The following plastic or mixed plastic materials, provided they are not mixed with other wastes and are prepared to a specification:

_      Scrap plastic on non‑halogenated polymers and co‑polymers, including but not limited to the following[13]:

-     ethylene

-     styrene

-     polypropylene

-     polyethylene terephthalate

-     acrylonitrile

-     butadiene

-     polyacetals

-     polyamides

-     polybutylene terephthalate

-     polycarbonates

-     polyethers

-     polyphenylene sulphides

-     acrylic polymers

-     alkanes C10‑C13 (plasticiser)

-     polyurethane (not containing CFC’s)

-     polysiloxanes

-     polymethyl methacrylate

-     polyvinyl alcohol

-     polyvinyl butyral

-     polyvinyl acetate

_      Cured waste resins or condensation products including the following:

-     urea formaldehyde resins

-     phenol formaldehyde resins

-     melamine formaldehyde resins

-     epoxy resins

-     alkyd resins

-     polyamides

_      The following fluorinated polymer wastes[14]

-     perfluoroethylene/propylene (FEP)

-     perfluoroalkoxy alkane (PFA)

-     perfluoroalkoxy alkane (MFA)

-     polyvinylfluoride (PVF)

-     polyvinylidenefluoride (PVDF)

B3020        Paper, paperboard and paper product wastes

                   The following materials, provided they are not mixed with hazardous wastes:

                   Waste and scrap of paper or paperboard of:

_      unbleached paper or paperboard or of corrugated paper or paperboard

_      other paper or paperboard, made mainly of bleached chemical pulp, not coloured in the mass

_      paper or paperboard made mainly of mechanical pulp (for example newspapers, journals and similar printed matter)

_      other, including but not limited to 1) laminated paperboard 2) unsorted scrap

B3030        Textile wastes

                   The following materials, provided they are not mixed with other wastes and are prepared to a specification:

_      Silk waste (including cocoons unsuitable for reeling, yarn waste and garnetted stock)

-     not carded or combed

-     other

-     Wastes shall not be mixed

-     Problems arising from open‑burning practices to be considered

_      Waste of wool or of fine or coarse animal hair, including yarn waste but excluding garnetted stock

-     noils of wool or of fine animal hair

-     other waste of wool or of fine animal hair

-     waste of coarse animal hair

_      Cotton waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

-     yarn waste (including thread waste)

-     garnetted stock

-     other

_      Flax tow and waste

_      Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of true hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)

_      Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of jute and other textile bast fibres (excluding flax, true hemp and ramie)

_      Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of sisal and other textile fibres of the genus Agave

_      Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of coconut

_      Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of abaca (Manila hemp or Musa textilis Nee)

_      Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) or ramie and other vegetable textile fibres, not elsewhere specified or included

_      Waste (including noils, yarn waste and garnetted stock) of man-made fibres

-     of synthetic fibres

-     of artificial fibres

_      Worn clothing and other worn textile articles

_      Used rags, scrap twine, cordage, rope and cables and worn out articles of twine, cordage, rope or cables of textile materials

-     sorted

-     other

B3040        Rubber wastes

                   The following materials, provided they are not mixed with other wastes:

_      Waste and scrap of hard rubber (e.g. ebonite)

_      Other rubber wastes (excluding such wastes specified elsewhere)

B3050        Untreated cork and wood waste:

_      Wood waste and scrap, whether or not agglomerated in logs, briquettes, pellets or similar forms

_      Cork waste: crushed, granulated or ground cork

B3060        Wastes arising from agro‑food industries provided it is not infectious:

_      Wine lees

_      Dried and sterilized vegetable waste, residues and by-products, whether or not in the form of pellets, of a kind used in animal feeding, not elsewhere specified or included

_      Degras: residues resulting from the treatment of fatty substances or animal or vegetable waxes

_      Waste of bones and horn‑cores, unworked, defatted, simply prepared (but not cut to shape), treated with acid or degelatinised

_      Fish waste

_      Cocoa shells, husks, skins and other cocoa waste

_      Other wastes from the agro‑food industry excluding by‑products which meet national and international requirements and standards for human or animal consumption

B3070        The following wastes:

_      Waste of human hair

_      Waste straw

_      Deactivated fungus mycelium from penicillin production to be used as animal feed

B3080        Waste parings and scrap of rubber

B3090        Paring and other wastes of leather or of composition leather not suitable for the manufacture of leather articles, excluding leather sludges, not containing hexavalent chromium compounds and biocides (note the related entry on list A A3100)

B3100        Leather dust, ash, sludges or flours not containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides (note the related entry on list A A3090)

B3110        Fellmongery wastes not containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides or infectious substances (note the related entry on list A A3110)

B3120        Wastes consisting of food dyes

B3130        Waste polymer ethers and waste non‑hazardous monomer ethers incapable of forming peroxides

B3140        Waste pneumatic tyres, excluding those destined for Annex IVA operations

B4     Wastes which may contain either inorganic or organic constituents

B4010        Wastes consisting mainly of water‑based/latex paints, inks and hardened varnishes not containing organic solvents, heavy metals or biocides to an extent to render them hazardous (note the related entry on list A A4070)

B4020        Wastes from production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticizers, glues/adhesives, not listed on list A, free of solvents and other contaminants to an extent that they do not exhibit Annex III characteristics, e.g., water based, or glues based on casein starch, dextrin, cellulose ethers, polyvinyl alcohols (note the related entry on list A A3050)

B4030        Used single use cameras, with batteries not included on list A

Note

1.       Made by the Governor-General on 9 June 1999, and notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 17 June 1999.


 



[1] Note that mirror entry on list B (B1160) does not specify exceptions.

[2] This entry does not include scrap assemblies from electric power generation.

[3] PCBs are at a concentration level of 50 mg/kg or more.

[4] The 50 mg/kg level is considered to be an internationally practical level for all wastes. However, many individual countries have established lower regulatory levels (eg., 20 mg/kg) for specific wastes.

[5] “Out-dated” means unused within the period recommended by the manufacturer.

[6] This entry does not include wood treated with wood preserving chemicals.

[7] “Out-dated” means unused within the period recommended by the manufacturer.

[8] Note that even where low level contamination with Annex I materials initially exists, subsequent processes, including recycling processes, may result in separated fractions containing significantly enhanced concentrations of those Annex I materials.

[9] The status of zinc ash is currently under review and there is a recommendation with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) that zinc ashes should not be dangerous goods.

[10] This entry does not include scrap from electrical power generation.

[11] Reuse can include repair, refurbishment or upgrading, but not major reassembly.

[12] In some countries these materials destined for direct re‑use are not considered wastes.

[13] It is understood that such scraps are completely polymerized.

[14] Post‑consumer wastes are excluded from this entry