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Most of the work within IMPEL is done through projects. On this page all IMPEL projects can be found, including a link to the related documents. To start, use the menu on the left sidebar to modify your search.

Developing a tool to review the impact of new and existing legislation on Transfrontier Shipments of Waste (TFS)

  • Number: 2014/20
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
The tool will show regulators the unintended consequences of new legislation and advise how to avoid or minimise future problems and use resources as effectively as possible. It will also support the drafting of inspection strategies by competent authorities and assist in using using limited resources more effectively. Project activities include collecting examples of where loopholes and consequences were identified (e.g. collection treatment rates), developing a checklist, testing and revising the...
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  • Lead Country:
  • Netherlands

Choosing Appropriate Interventions, Phase 3

  • Number: 2014/12
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
In the 7th Environmental Action Programme (7 EAP) a key strand is effective implementation of environmental legislation. In 2012, the EC issued a communication on improving the delivery of environment measures (COM (2012) 95) which highlights the use of complementary approaches to inspections. The first phase of this project (2012)...
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  • Lead Country:
  • United Kingdom

IMPEL Review Initiative (IRI) of the Dutch Environmental Agency ‘DCMR’

  • Number: 2014/09
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
The IRI will focus on companies with IED permits and companies that have to comply with the Seveso Act, and is expected for the second half of 2014. The IRI will be undertaken by a review team consisting of maximum 8 IMPEL members who will carry out the review mentioned above and identify good practice and opportunities for development. THe DCMR will, in particular, benefit from an expert review of the risk based planning of inspections at IED and Seveso installations which is currently being developed...
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IMPEL Review Initiative (IRI) of the Malta Environment and Planning Authority

  • Number: 2014/07
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
The IRI will focus on IPPC and industrial environmental permitsa and will be undertaken by a review team consisting of 8 IMPEL members who will carry out the review and identify good practice and opportunities for development. The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) will, in particular, benefit from an expert review of the risk based planning of future permitted IED installations which is currently being developed in Malta, taking into account the criteria in the RMCEI and the IMPEL...
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Enforcement Actions Project (2014)

  • Number: 2014/06
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
Due to the success of previous projects, co-ordinated exchanges between participating countries will be set up in 2014 (16 exchanges in total), as well as joint inspections actions during three selected months. It will continue to promote the chain approach: competent authorities to check sites of loading and storage, verify transport arrangements and the final recovery facility in order to ensure that a shipment accords with the principle of ‘environmentally sound management’. Training and communications...
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  • Lead Country:
  • Scotland (UK)

IMPEL TFS Conference 2014

  • Number: 2014/05
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
The projects and activities of the TFS cluster are based on the European Waste Shipment Regulation (EC) Nº 1013/2006 (WSR). Being a Regulation and including a cross-border aspect, it is of high importance to have an active and practical European network of inspectors and regulators that meet on a regular basis to exchange practical experiences. Not only environmental inspectors, but also Customs and Police officers and the Judiciary. Ongoing IMPEL-TFS projects continue to show the need for establishing...
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  • Lead Country:
  • Norway

Landfill Project

  • Number: 2014/04
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
Like in previous years, the project will continue to identify good inspection practices, develop and update guidance, promote cooperation between IMPEL Member Countries to work towards a consistent regulatory and enforcement regime, and provide feedback to policy makers on the (effectiveness of) the various approaches and practices in the field of permitting and inspection of landfill sites in IMPEL Member countries. In 2014 three joint inspections will be carried and based on the outcomes, existing...
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  • Lead Country:
  • Italy/The Netherlands

Waste Sites II, phase 2

  • Number: 2014/03
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
The project will continue to:
  • Promote cooperation and the exchange of best practices between competent authorities in the IMPEL member countries regarding the control of waste shipments and the inspection and compliance management at “upstream” waste sites;
  • Stimulate the practical application of the Waste Sites Manual developed in the first Waste Sites project, to translate it from English into other languages and to update it on the basis of practical experience;
  • Spread...

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  • Lead Country:
  • Germany

IMPEL TFS Best Practice Meeting 2014

  • Number: 2014/02
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
A two-day workshop will be organised to share experiences and information on the enforcement of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation (EC No 1013/2006), develop a better view of the waste shipment industry and discuss the export of waste outside the EU. The workshop is due to take place in September 2014 in Italy.  

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  • Lead Country:
  • Netherlands

IMPEL-TFS Prosecutor Project 2014

  • Number: 2014/01
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
  • Strengthen/continue the network of prosecutors in the European Union involved in the prosecution of environmental crime with a special focus on the WSR 1013/2006 through:
  • The development and implementation of a database/website which will facilitate the exchange of relevant case law, prosecution information such as the level of fines, working methods, prosecution approach, interpretation and practical experiences. The exchange of information through the database will be of a...

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  • Lead Country:
  • Netherlands