THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT

Circular No. 36/2015/TT-BTNMT dated June 30, 2015 of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on management of hazardous wastes
Pursuant to the Law on Environment protection dated June 23, 2014;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 19/2015/ND-CP dated February 14, 2015 on guidelines for some Articles of the Law on Environment protection;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 38/2015/ND-CP dated April 24, 2015 on management of wastes and scrap;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 21/2013/ND-CP dated March 04, 2013 defining the functions, tasks, entitlements and organizational structure of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment;
At the request of Director of Vietnam Environment Administration and Director of the Legal Department,
The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment promulgates a Circular on management of hazardous wastes
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of adjustment
This Circular elaborates Clause 3 Article 90 and Clause 6 Article 141 of the Law on Environment protection; Clause 3 Article 8, Clause 11 Article 9, Clause 7 Article 10, Clause 5 Article 11, Clause 1 Article 13, Clause 6 Article 49, and Clause 1 Article 65 of the Government's Decree No. 38/2015/ND-CP dated April 24, 2015 on management of wastes and scrap (hereinafter referred to as Decree No. 38/2015/ND-CP).
Article 2. Subject of application
This Circular applies to regulatory bodies, Vietnamese or foreign organizations and individuals (hereinafter referred to as entities) whose activities involve hazardous wastes.
Article 3. Unit of measurement of hazardous wastes
The amount of hazardous wastes in licenses, reports, and other documents mentioned in this Circular shall be expressed as kilogram (kg).
Article 4. Authentication of documents and authorization
1. Authentication of copies of documents in the dossiers, plans, and reports mentioned in this Circular are not required. However, each page must bear the issuer’s seal and the issuer is responsible for their authenticity before they are submitted to competent authorities.
2. Each page of the documents, plans, and reports issued by organizations and individuals as prescribed in this Circular must bear the seal of the issuer for authentication before they are submitted to competent authorities.
3. The authorization to sign, seal documents, contracts, plans, and reports mentioned in this Circular shall be given as follows:
a) Hazardous waste source owner may only authorize the facilities producing hazardous wastes written in the register of hazardous waste source owners;
b) Owners of hazardous waste treatment facilities may only authorize the facilities written on the License for hazardous waste treatment prescribed by this Circular;
c) Owners of hazardous waste management establishments may only authorize the facilities and hazardous waste transport agents written on the License for hazardous waste management issued before the effective date of this Circular;
d) Owners of hazardous waste transport establishments or hazardous waste treatment/destruction establishments may only authorize the establishments written on the License for hazardous waste transport/treatment/destruction issued before the effective date of this Circular.