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VaidaK Jun 26, 2012 01:55 PM
Dear Sirs, I would like to ask where I could possibly find the EU legislation about the environmental requirements for bulky waste collection sites, including dangerous bulky waste (combustible, explosive, toxic, radioactive, carcinogenic, etc.). I mean a site where people can bring their bulky waste and where such waste is stored for a certain period of time. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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EEA Jun 26, 2012 05:10 PM
Dear VaidaK,
The EU Commission has the responsibility of making new legislative proposals. These proposals are then adopted by the Council and the parliament, and implemented in the Member States by the national authorities. The Commission has the responsibility of overseeing that Member States act in accordance with EU law.

The role of the EEA is to supply all parties concerned with relevant environmental information.

The European Commission is divided into 36 Directorate Generals (DGs). DG Environment is the branch of the Commission responsible for European environmental policy and legislation. The homepage of the DG Environment is located at:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/

The EUR-Lex Portal offers a common point of departure for online consultation of all sectors of EU law. It provides an introduction to EU legislation and access to a range of databases:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/en/index.htm

The “Summaries of EU legislation” website presents the main aspects of EU legislation in a concise, easy-to-read and unbiased way. You can find the section on environmental legislation at:
http://europa.eu/[…]/index_en.htm

To follow developments of pending legislation, you can access the Legislative Observatory at:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/index.jsp

Since the individual countries are responsible for implementing EU policies, it might be also useful to contact the responsible national authorities to get practical examples on how EU legislation is implemented into national law. Relevant contact links to European national authorities can be obtained at:
http://www.asser.nl/Default.aspx?site_id=7&level1=12222

Hope that helps.
 
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