Transportation of Hazardous waste


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Transportation of Hazardous Waste

This article briefly explains about guidelines to transport hazardous waste, certification required to transport hazardous waste and process to dispose hazardous wastes.

The transport of the hazardous wastes shall be in accordance with the provisions of Hazardous waste movement and Trans boundary rules and the Motor Vehicles Act of importing country with amendments time to time. The movement of goods containing hazardous wastes is in accordance with terms and conditions and the details of goods are declared in specified format.

hazardous wasteThe occupier shall provide the transporter with the relevant information in specified Form, regarding the hazardous nature of the wastes and measures to be taken in case of an emergency and shall mark the hazardous wastes containers as per specified Form. In case of transport of hazardous wastes for final disposal to a facility for treatment, storage and disposal existing in a State other than the State where the hazardous waste is generated, the occupiershall obtain ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the Pollution Control Board of both the States.




In case of transportation of hazardous wastes through a State other than the State of origin ordestination, the occupier shall intimate the concerned State Pollution Control Boards before he handsover the hazardous wastes to the transporter.

Licenses to transport are usually valid for 1 year from the date of issuance. Interprovincial carriers and international carriers are also required to hold a valid license to transport hazardous waste even if they are only crossing British Columbia to another province or the United States or to other countries. These carriers must meet all the applicable requirements under the Hazardous Waste Regulation, including the use of manifest shipping document.

For the transportation of hazardous wastes, it’s mandatory that consignors of the waste complete a manifest - for hazardous wastes generated in BC, the manifest form must be the one issued by the province of BC with BC’s unique manifest identifier number.

The manifest form tracks the movement of Hazardous waste within, into or out of British Columbia. It documents the type and amounts of waste, who shipped it (the consignor), who transported it (the carrier), who received it (the consignee) and how it was handled.



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