E-GAR constitutes the system of electronic guides to accompany waste, to be used in the transport of waste. This system makes it possible to dematerialize the waste tracking guides, previously in paper format, substantially altering the practices adopted since 1997 and implying the adaptation of the companies to new rules in the context of waste transport.

It is constituted as a new module of the Integrated System of Electronic Waste Registries (SIRER), in the Integrated System of Environmental Licensing (SILIAMB), available on the institutional website of the Portuguese Environment Agency, and to which the Administrative Rule no. 145/2017, of April 26.

This Ordinance defines the rules applicable to the transportation of road, rail, river, sea and air waste in national territory and creates the e-GAR to be issued in the SIRER. The e-GAR shall be applied to port facilities for the reception of ship-generated waste and cargo residues originating from vessels using national ports, whatever the flag they fly, covered by Decree-Law No 165 / 2003, of July 24.

There is a transitional period until December 2017 in which the models of residue tracking guides in paper format can still be used to allow a smooth transition to the use of the electronic format of these documents. Starting in January 2018, only guides in electronic format may be used.

 Applicable Legislation
Ordinance no. 145/2017, of April 26 - Defines the rules applicable to road, rail, inland waterway, sea and air transport of waste in national territory and creates electronic waste monitoring guides (e-GAR), to be issued in the Integrated Electronic Waste Registration System (SIRER) Ordinance n.º 145/2017.pdf
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Decree-Law no. 165/2003, of July 24 - It aims to regulate the installation and use of port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues from ships calling at national ports, in order to increase protection of the marine environment through the reduction of discharges into the sea. Decree-Law no. 165/2003 of 24 July transposed into national law Directive 2000/59 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November on port reception facilities for waste generated ships and cargo residues, with a view to enhancing the protection of the marine environment, as amended by Article 10 of Directive 2002/84 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 November amending directives in the field of maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships.


Ordinance n.º 165/2003.pdf
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