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  • JV “Avensa Consulting” Ltd

  • Republic of Moldova

  • Environmental Pollution Prevention Office Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Moldova

  • Joint Operational Programme Romania-Ukraine-Republic of Moldova 2007-2013

  • 09/2016 - present

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Elaboration of the concept for creation of National Hasardous Waste Centre in RM

The overall objective of the project, of which this contract will be part, to reduce the environmental impact of chemical dumps and wastewater discharges in the Lower Danube region as well as enhance environmental monitoring of soil and water pollution and make the information publicly available.

The specific project aims are:

  • To improve knowledge of the current state of chemical dumps and wastewater discharges in the Lower Danube region and establish priorities on how to reduce or eliminate them;
  • To reduce pollution of the Danube from wastewater discharges; and
  • To increase public awareness about sources of soil and water pollution

The purpose of this contract:

To lay the institutional, legal, technical and financial groundwork necessary for establishment of the Center for Hazardous Waste Management in the Republic of Moldova.

 Project results:

  • Baseline study, options and demand analysis rationale for establishment of a HWMC
  • Assess the alternatives of the HWMC location
  • Determine the full cycle system for hazardous waste management within the Center
  • Develop the conceptual design of the Centre

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The main services provided:

Task I. Baseline study, options and demand analysis rationale for establishment of a HWMC

- I.1 Describe the current state in the sector, including the legislative and regulatory framework at force and in the course of development; outline options and demand analysis for HWMC creation.
- I.2 Provide need and rationale for establishment of the Centre, including financial and economic considerations and costs
- I.3 Present the purpose, objectives and role of the Centre, including the recommendation on legal form of center’s operation.
- I.4 Describe the main activities to be performed by the Centre, involving full cycle of operation based on identified options.

Task II. Assess the alternatives of the HWMC location

- II.1 Determine of required site area and site selection for proposed Centre: site identification and screening considering e.g. location, access roads, topographic and hydro-geological conditions, flood and seismic risks, archaeological or natural heritage, presence of rare/protected flora/fauna.
- II.2 Prepare the site selection decision of local councils and/ or other relevant stakeholders on changes in the cadastral register, government decision for land use, etc.

Task III. Determine the full cycle system for hazardous waste management within the Center

- III.1 Basing on the available data, forecast of future hazardous waste generation and composition for a period of 20 years, considering influencing factors such as changes in population, changed unit generation due to changes in consumption patterns, and changes in commercial and industrial activities.
- III.2 Provide the organizational set-up for collecting of hazardous waste and for hazardous waste handling (collection, transport, treatment and disposal). Develop the hazardous waste collection system and coverage, taking into account the national legal and regulatory framework in force and in the course of development, including the envisaged implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility principle, establishment of the collective systems, etc. Identify the appropriate options for hazardous waste collection points, including waste transfer and transport, considering the hazardous waste flow.
- III.3 Prepare a proposal for a new institutional and organizational framework for management and operation of the new hazardous waste system, including distribution of responsibilities for different stakeholders (MoEnv, LPA, producers that fall under the EPR principle)

Task IV. Develop the conceptual design of the Centre

1. Plan of site location and surrounding area,
2. Topographic survey of site
3. Hydrogeological and geotechnical survey,
4. Site surface area and lay out with infrastructure
5. Electrical supply, electrical equipment and electrical installation, including assessment the technical conditions for connection to the grid supply system
6. Heat supply, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning,
7. Site infrastructure, such as access roads, fencing, weighting bridge, service and stuff building, etc,
8. Cells for storage of hazardous waste
- IV.1 Outline the environmental permitting, building permitting, and other permitting requirements and procedures which the Centre would need to address. Also outline any public participation or public hearing requirements and procedures and constraints.
- IV.2 Determine the surface area required for the construction of the Centre
- IV.3 Assess building requirements, develop budgetary estimates for implementation. Include investment costs for site preparation, construction of civil works, stationary equipment, and mobile equipment
- IV.4 Assess the need of auxiliary equipment/facilities for operation of the Centre (roads, tanks, basins, trucks, forklifts) and costs associated with their acquisitions and operation
- IV.5 Describe the general procedures, which will take place at the Centre and develop a “Overall Flow Diagram and the detailed flow diagrams for the different envisaged processes (waste reception, sampling, distribution, treatment).
- IV.6 Assess the economic feasibility and need of building complementary waste treatment facilities
- IV.7. Draft a relevant implementation strategy and implementation schedule, indicating entities responsible for different steps, including necessary legal and institutional changes.