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Summary: The NHWMP was prepared and published by the Environmental Protection Agency in July 2001. This report presents the first update on the plan’s implementation in the intervening period.
The National Hazardous Waste Management Plan Implementation Committee met on four occasions between 9 July 2003 and 5 April 2004. This is the first and final annual report of the Committee. The work of the Committee has been subsumed into the National Waste Prevention Committee, established in April 2004. The new Committee met for the first time on 13 July 2004. The National Hazardous Waste Management Plan was prepared and published by the Environmental Protection Agency in July 2001 in accordance with the Waste Management Act, 1996. This annual report presents the first update on the Plan’s implementation in the intervening period. A number of short- and long-term priorities were identified in the Plan. Progress with regard to these priorities is highlighted in the table below. This report also presents the most recent statistics available on various hazardous waste streams.
Overall, any progress with regard to the Plan’s recommendations has been achieved in an unplanned and uncoordinated way. In its first year of operation, the Committee made a number of preliminary recommendations with regard to the provision of facilities for the improved collection, recovery and disposal of hazardous waste. This work will be carried forward by the National Waste Prevention Committee.
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