Athens, 23 February 2017
Subject: Letter GSEBEE for online registration to register waste.
Letter to Environment and Energy Minister, Mr. C. Stathakis sent the GSEBEE on compulsory electronic registration and registration in the Electronic Waste Register (HMA) on any business activities are liable according to the legal framework.
In the letter, GSEBEE says:
According to Gov. 1B / 04.01.2017 until February 28, 2017 completed mandatory online registration and registration in the Electronic Waste Register (HMA) on any business activities are liable according to the legal framework. Moreover, for the same business electronic submission of waste report is mandatory for the years 2015 and 2016 until May 31, 2017.
This new procedure has caused concern among entrepreneurs were not aware of the relevant legislation. Therefore we kindly be given a reasonable extension to the closing date of accession to this register to entrepreneurs from all sectors to clarify whether they fall within the scope or not. At the same time, we urge the Ministry to clarify with explanatory circular which undertakings are bound to this procedure.
Note that for small and very small operators monitor the legislation is extremely difficult because of the multitude of laws, the amended provisions of the decrees and interpretative circulars. Indeed, the existence of ignorance is one of the main reasons for non-compliance with the Greek and European legislation.