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End-of-Waste Status for Recycled Wood Products

Description of the subject matter

For recycled wood, the end of waste can be declared. In the case of declaration an assessment report (Beurteilungsnachweis) has to be prepared. The end-of-waste status has to be documented by an entry in an electronic product storage facility. For recycled wood products, a separate product storage facility has to be indicated in the master data as relevant part of the installation. 

The end-of-waste status for recycled wood is tied to a designated use. Recycled wood products may be used only in installations serving the production of wood-based materials. For the production of recycled wood for which the waste owner wishes to declare the end-of-waste status, the provisions of the Austrian standard for solid recovered fuels, ÖNORM EN 15358 "Solid recovered fuels - Quality management systems - Particular requirements for their application to the production of solid recovered fuels" including a quality management system with external quality assurance, apply mutatis mutandis. If these requirements are satisfied, the waste regime ends with the declaration.

Waste owners declaring the end of waste have to inform the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism annually about the type and quantity of the recycled wood product, the changes in respect of the planned purchasers of the past year or those that will presumably emerge, and about the results of an external control.

Enterprises affected

Waste owners wishing to declare the end-of-waste status of recycled wood.

Requirements

See Description of the Subject Matter.

Deadlines

Where recycled wood products are passed on, a valid assessment report, including a unique identifier, has to be submitted, and information has to be provided that these products meet the end-of-waste criteria applying to the use in facilities serving the production of wood-based materials.

For the end of waste of a recycled wood product an assessment report has to be submitted to the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism.

An annual notificationGerman text has to be sent to the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism annually.

Competent authority

The Federal Ministry for Sustainablility and Tourism

Procedure

The waste owner prepares an assessment report and sends it to the

Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism
Division V/3
Stubenring 1
1010 Vienna

The same procedure applies to the annual notification.

Documents required

  • Assessment report
  • Annual notification

Expenses

No tariffs or duties have to be paid.

Legal basis

Recyclingholzverordnung (RecyclingholzV)

Section 5 of the Abfallwirtschaftsgesetz 2002 (AWG 2002)

Expert information

No expert information is available.

Form

Model forms for assessment reportsGerman text are available on the homepage of the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism.

For the annual end-of-waste notification, no form is available at the moment.

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Last update: 01.01.2020
Approved by: Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism
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