Indonesia Indonesia sets new ministerial regulation on non-B3 waste management

On October 29, 2021, the Regulation of the Minister of Environment and Forestry No. 19/2021 on Management Procedure of Non-Hazardous and Toxic Waste was established in Indonesia and came into effect on the same day. The Regulation is composed of 7 Chapters, 48 Articles and 10 Annexes, stipulating rules for overall management (reduction, storage, use, accumulation, transportation, and cross-border transfer) of non-hazardous and toxic waste (non-B3 waste). Under this Regulation, non-B3 waste generators are subject to obligations such as storage deadlines, labeling during storage, transport documentation at the time of hand-over, and annual reporting.

The Regulation can be downloaded at:
https://jdih.menlhk.go.id/new/uploads/files/2021pmlhk019_menlhk_12142021105234.pdf

 

Definition of Non-B3 Waste

“Non-B3 waste” is defined as residue/leftover from business activities that do not exhibit any characteristics of hazardous and toxic waste (B3 waste). Examples of non-B3 waste include iron slag, nickel slag, electric arc furnace (EAF) dust, fly ash, bottom ash, and foundry sand, as stipulated in the Annex XIV of the Government Regulation No. 22/2021 on Environmental Protection and Management. In addition to these examples, some wastes may be recognized as non-B3 wastes by obtaining approval from the Minister of Environment and Forestry.

Storage of Non-B3 Waste

When storing non-B3 wastes, appropriate packaging must be applied and the packaging must bear a label indicating the following:

  1. identification of non-B3 waste;
  2. form of non-B3 waste;
  3. quantity of non-B3 waste; and
  4. storage date of non-B3 waste.

The design of the label is set as below by the Annex 2 of this Regulation.

The storage location must be within premises controlled by the relevant non-B3 waste producer. If non-B3 wastes are to be stored in a building, the following requirements must be met:

  1. The area of the storage space is adequate for the quantity of non-B3 wastes to be stored;
  2. The design and construction of the building can protect non-B3 wastes from rain and keep them covered;
  3. The building has a ventilation system for air circulation;
  4. The floor is waterproof; and
  5. A containment tank to catch spills/leaks of non-B3 waste, or water to clean spills/leaks of non-B3 waste is available.

The storage period for non-B3 wastes must be up to three years from the time of production. They must be handed over to a waste disposal business before the deadline arrives. Non-B3 waste generators are also required to record storage details of non-B3 waste in the form of a log book. However, details on the format of this log book or whether it can be recorded electronically are not mentioned in the Regulation.

Transportation of Non-B3 Waste

When produced non-B3 wastes are handed over to a transporter for disposal, a transport document must be prepared. The document should contain the names of the three parties—the waste generator, the transporter, and other handler (e.g., waste treatment business), as well as fundamental information about the non-B3 wastes to be transported, the date of transport, the date of receipt, and the means of transport. The format of the document is provided in Annex 5 of the Regulation.

Reporting of Non-B3 Waste

Generators of non-B3 waste are obliged to report the contents of wastes they have generated to the relevant authority once a year. Items to be reported are as shown below, and the generator must report them electronically via <https:// plb3.menlhk.go.id>. The format of the report is provided in Annex 10 of the Regulation.

  1. Name of non-B3 waste
  2. Code of non-B3 waste
  3. Amount of non-B3 waste discharged per month
  4. Mass balance of non-B3 waste management
  5. Types of non-B3 waste management activities

Author / Responsibility

AOKI Kenji

Senior Consultant, EnviX Ltd.
General Director, E&H Consulting Co., Ltd.

Business Performance

Expertise in EHS (environment, health and safety) consulting in ASEAN region.
- Environmental regulations updating
- Chemical regulations consulting

Background

MSc in Earth Science, The University of Tokyo

AOKI Kenji