Feb 22, 2016
In 2016 the LED Panel Light Project targeted the following goals:
1. COMPONENT 1: PREPARE AND SET-UP NATIONAL POLICY FRAMEWORK TO PROMOTE EE LED Panel LightING
This Component includes thorough review of existing relevant Laws and preparationof national policy framework for promotion of EE LED Panel Lighting. The Team experts consider,as a first priority, to conduct a research of existing Ukrainian legislation, compare thereof with relevant international Laws in order to set a baseline that would promote EE LED Panel Lighting; as well as to conduct a separate research covering the waste management (collection, disposal/recycling)of used CFL lamps containing toxic agents (mercury in particular)and thereby address consumers’concerns related thereto as set forth hereinafter.
1.1. STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL AND UKRAINIAN LEGISLATION REGULATING USED FLUORESCENT LAMPS WASTE MANAGEMENT (WASTE COLLECTION, DISPOSAL AND/OR RECYCLING)
Implementation of the Project’s objectiverelating to introduction of EE technologies requires widespread application of much more energy efficient fluorescent lamps than conventional incandescent lamps.
Due to widespread use of fluorescent lamps there is an issue related to waste management thereof,especially those ones that contain mercury and therefore classified by Ukrainian legislation as hazardous onesand subject to mandatory disposal by specializedenterprises licensed by duly authorized governmental agency. Presently, Ukrainian legislatureprovides fordisposal/recycling of fluorescent lamps onlyby duly licensed legal entities. As for the individuals/private persons there isno procedure whatsoeverproviding forcollection and furtherdisposal of fluorescent lamps leading thereby to uncontrolled discardthereof by usersand environmental pollution by toxic substances. Thus, anavailabilityof efficient and affordable solution ofsafe collection and disposalof used LED Panel Light bulbs raises concerns of environmentalists and negativelyeffectsthe consumers’ opinion on EE LED Panel Lighting technologies.
Considering the above-stated, there has beenan urgent need to find such a solution applicable for Ukraine. The Project team conducted a dedicated study of Ukrainian legislation with respect to used fluorescent lamps collection and further disposal giving due regard tothe lawscovering separate collection of household wastes by comparing Ukrainian legislature with therelevant laws applicable in EU, USA, RUSSIA, etc. The above study also included preparation ofrecommendations as for the amendments to be made to applicable laws of Ukraine in order to expandthe use of fluorescent lamps and contribute to success of energy efficient LED Panel Lighting projects’ implementation.
Therefore, considering the foregoing, the following activities have been undertaken and the following results achieved:
• Analysis of Ukrainian national policy, legal framework on LED Panel Lighting, fluorescent lamps disposal and separate collection of household wastes.
• Analysis of international legal practice (relevant laws applicable in EU, USA, RUSSIA, etc.) coveringused fluorescent lamps disposal and comparative analysis with Ukrainian legislation.
• Study and analysis of practical adherence to Ukrainian norms and regulations coveringused fluorescent lamps disposal.
• Analysis and identification of problematic aspects relating toadherence to Ukrainian norms and regulations covering used fluorescent lamps disposal and separate collection of household wastes.
• Recommendations on amendments to be made to such norms and regulations.
Further applicationof the study’s results will also facilitate in achievement of objectivesprovided for bythe Component 2.
1.2. STUDY OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NORMS, STANDARDS AND LEGISLATION PROMOTINGTRANSFORMATION TOWARDS ENERGY-EFFICIENT LED Panel LightING TECHNOLOGIES
In order to introduce EE technologies and to significantly improve the existing situation, a large-scalestudy (including the analysis international experience relating to promotingEE LED Panel Lighting policies and proposalsof the best suitablesolutions for Ukraine and taking into consideration the national peculiarities)has been commenced in 2012.
The full scope of works includes:
• Analysis of national policy on efficient LED Panel Lighting.
• Analysis of Ukrainian legal framework on efficient LED Panel Lighting.
• Analysis of international legislation (EU, USA, RUSSIA) on efficient LED Panel Lighting and comparative analysis thereof with Ukrainian legislation.
• Study and analysis of practical adherence to Ukrainian norms and regulations covering used fluorescent lamps disposal.
• Analysis and identification of problematic aspects relating to adherence to Ukrainian norms and regulations covering used fluorescent lamps disposal and separate collection of household waste.
• Analysis of international phase-out programmes launched in EU, USA, RUSSIA, practical experience gained, evaluation of efficiency including economic aspects, and potentials of possible implementation thereof in Ukraine;
• Preparation of relevant recommendations on amendments to be made to such norms and regulations.
• Preparation of full list of existing Ukrainian Laws and legal acts covering and/or relating to energy efficient LED Panel Lighting that required to be amended.
• Analysis of possible effects of drafted/amended norms and regulations promoting EE LED Panel Lighting on Ukrainian legal entities (economic and legal aspects).
These activities are planned to be continued in 2016.