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  • Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Control of Export, Import and Others of Specified Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes, and the Order for Enforcement of the Administrative Complaint Review Act

Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Control of Export, Import and Others of Specified Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes, and the Order for Enforcement of the Administrative Complaint Review Act

The Act of Partial Revision of the Act on Control of Export, Import and Others of Specified Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes(Act No. 62 of 2017; hereinafter referred to as the "Revised Act")was established at the 193rd ordinary session of the Diet in 2017. Concerning the Revised Act, on January 19, 2018, the Cabinet decided to approve the Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Enforcement Date of the Revised Act as well as the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of: the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Control of Export, Import and Others of Specified Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes, and the Order for Enforcement of the Administrative Complaint Review Act. Under these orders, provisions for matters delegated to these orders, the enforcement dates thereof, and other regulations are stipulated.

1. Purpose

The Revised Act was established at the 193rd ordinary session of the Diet and promulgated on June 16, 2017.

In light of this, Japan revised necessary provisions under the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Control of Export, Import and Others of Specified Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes(Cabinet Order No. 282 of 1993)and those under the Order for Enforcement of the Administrative Complaint Review Act(Cabinet Order No. 208 of 2017), aiming to take necessary measures for implementing part of the Revised Act, and Japan stipulates the enforcement date of the Revised Act.

2. Outline

(1)Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Enforcement Date of the Revised Act

The Cabinet Order is to stipulate the enforcement date of the Revised Act as October 1, 2018.

(2)Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Control of Export, Import and Others of Specified Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes, and the Order for Enforcement of the Administrative Complaint Review Act

  • The Cabinet Order is to stipulate the effective period of the certification issued to importers of wastes for recovery/recycling/reclamation purpose and recovery/recycling/reclamation operators as five years.
  • It is to stipulate the granting of the certification and other documents issued to importers of wastes for recovery/recycling/reclamation purpose and recovery/recycling/reclamation operators.
  • It is to stipulate the fees payable by businesses that intend to receive the certification, be approved for renewing and changing the issued certification, and update the issued movement documents.

Release date

January 19, 2018

Division in Charge

Environmental Protection Guidance Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

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