EERA survey into the issue of pre-consented treatment facilities amongst the compentent authorities

EERA has made a survey into the issue of pre-consented treatment facilities amongst the compentent authorities.  The background to this survey is that EERA is promoting the development of "Fast-Track Notifications" for which the concept pre-consents (Art. 14 WSR) is a pre-requisite.  It appeared to some of the EERA members that pre-consents are not at all available in the EU in a standardized and consistent fashion.  The objective of the survey was to get a better understanding about the way how pre-consents are implemented in Europe.

Please find in the attachment  the results of this survey and we have thank all competent authorities who participated in the survey for their cooperation.

We do hope and expect that this survey will create awareness that there is a requirement for a more standard implementation of the concept of pre-consents, which in our view are an essential element in the development of the EU Circular Economy.

Sept 2016