Regulation on Shipments of Waste: Initial Appraisal of the Commission's Impact Assessment

15-01-2014

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment accompanying its proposed measures to strengthen the enforcement and improve inspections under the Regulation on the Shipments of Waste (WSR), submitted on 11 July 2013. It analyses whether the principal criteria laid down in the Commission’s own Impact Assessment Guidelines, as well as additional factors identified by the Parliament in its Impact Assessment Handbook, appear to be met by the IA. It does not attempt to deal with the substance of the proposal.

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment accompanying its proposed measures to strengthen the enforcement and improve inspections under the Regulation on the Shipments of Waste (WSR), submitted on 11 July 2013. It analyses whether the principal criteria laid down in the Commission’s own Impact Assessment Guidelines, as well as additional factors identified by the Parliament in its Impact Assessment Handbook, appear to be met by the IA. It does not attempt to deal with the substance of the proposal.