08 requirements for hazardous waste treatment service provider in Vietnam

This is a notable content of the Law on Environmental Protection 2020 approved by the National Assembly of Vietnam on November 17, 2019.

Cơ sở xử lý chất thải nguy hại, Luật Bảo vệ môi trường 2020

According to Article 84 of the Law on Environmental Protection 2020 of Vietnam, hazardous waste must be treated using appropriate technologies and complying with regulations of law on environmental protection. The State shall encourage and provide incentives to entities involved in investment in and provision of hazardous waste treatment services; encourage the investment in hazardous waste treatment service providers at regional level; encourage the co-processing of hazardous waste.

Concurrently, every hazardous waste treatment service provider must satisfy the following requirements:

- The national environmental protection planning or planning containing contents regarding hazardous waste treatment is conformed to, except for the case of hazardous waste co-processing;

- Safe environmental distance is maintained as prescribed;

- It is required to appraise and comment on the hazardous waste treatment technology in accordance with regulations of law on technology transfer; the application of environmentally-friendly technologies, best available techniques and combined waste treatment and waste-to-energy technologies is encouraged;

- The environmental license is available;

- Personnel in charge of environmental protection majoring in environment or suitable field is available;

- An appropriate process for safe operation of special-purpose technologies, vehicles and equipment is available;

- There is an environmental management plan containing contents regarding pollution control and waste management; occupational safety and health; environmental emergency prevention and response; annual training; environmental monitoring program; assessment of efficiency in hazardous waste treatment; environmental improvement and remediation plan;

- Pay deposits on environmental protection as prescribed in Article 137 of this Law if the waste burial is carried out.

View more details at the Law on Environmental Protection 2020 of Vietnam, effective from January 01, 2022.

Ty Na

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