Development of Executive Regulation Chapters for Industrial Non-hazardous Waste and Hazardous Waste


Within the scope of ENCPC’s “Green Growth: Industrial Waste Management and SME Entrepreneurship Hub in Egypt – IWEX Project: Review Legislation and Financial Costing of Industrial Waste”, Environics was commissioned to propose executive regulations of two chapters of the new Egyptian Waste Management Law, currently under Cabinet review; namely those addressing industrial waste and hazardous non-medical waste.

  • Document review and inception:
    • Revising all existing articles of the two chapters subject of this assignment of the new Egyptian Waste Management Law, as well as other related articles (e.g. the definitions and the penalties) and enumerate the issues they address.
    • Review the existing laws and ERs in Egypt addressing the same issues.
    • Review the laws and decrees governing the industrial sector as related to the scope of the assignment.
    • Based on the law’s reference to executive regulations, as well as Environics’ accumulated experience, identify the articles that need a detailed explanation in the Executive Regulations document.
    • Consultation with the concerned Egyptian authorities, such as the Waste Management Regulatory Authority (WMRA).
    • Prepare an “Inception Report” summarizing the outputs of this phase.
  • Identification and analysis of relevant international experiences
    • Review various international “Executive Regulations” related to industrial and hazardous (non-medical) waste management.
    • Extract guidance from and comparatively investigate the structure and content of relevant international regulations related to the issues raised by the Egyptian law and to be addressed in the Executive Regulations (ERs).
    • Prepare a “Best Practices Report” summarizing the outputs of this phase.
  • Stakeholder Consultation
    • Identify relevant stakeholders, based on the requirements of the new law, as well as the current involvement in the management of industrial and hazardous non-medical waste. These include both governmental and non-governmental actors.
    • Carry out a preliminary stakeholder analysis, assessing the interest and influence of each, based on accumulated knowledge and information in the public domain.
    • Prepare a guide for structured interviews with stakeholders.
    • Conduct meetings with relevant stakeholders, including selected industrial facilities, to assess their needs and incorporate their vision related to the preparation of the Executive Regulations, as well as provide inputs to refine stakeholder analysis, and confirm the rules and regulations on industrial and hazardous wastes management and handling, as well as related health, safety and environmental precautions.
    • Document and analyze the most significant needs and legal concerns.
  • Drafting a policy document
    • Based on the above activities, draft a policy document comprising:
      • Executive Regulations of the two chapters on industrial and non-medical hazardous wastes of the new Egyptian Waste Management Law.
      • A record of process leading to the development of the executive regulations, especially how stakeholders needs and concerns were taken into account.
      • The criteria used for the process of review and preparation of inputs and outputs for this assignment.
      • Documents and tools to which the Executive Regulations would refer, such as technical specifications
  • Public Consultation
    • Holding a public consultation workshop to present all components of the draft policy, for validation and feedback.
    • Compiling a workshop report recording feedback from the attendees, as well as Environics stand on what practically could be integrated in the final version of the Executive Regulations.
  • Preparation of Final Documents
    • Revise and prepare the final Executive Regulations based on relevant feedback from and consultation with stakeholders, as approved by WMRA and ENCPC.

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