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Midterm Evaluation of PCB Management in Ethiopia project
Commissioning Unit: Ethiopia
Evaluation Plan: 2021-2025
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 12/2021
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Ethiopia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation 1.  The project partners should immediately start the implementation of activities related to the development/upgrade of temporary storage facilities for decommissioned PCB equipment.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/15]

Fully accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Liaise with respective electric institutions to obtain land/temporary storage/EFCC
[Added: 2021/12/15] [Last Updated: 2022/04/15]
PMU, EFCCC, EEU, EEP and Ethio-engineering Group, UNDP 2022/08 Initiated History
1.2. Assess the existing storage facilities
[Added: 2021/12/15] [Last Updated: 2022/04/15]
PMU, EFCCC, EEU, EEP and Ethio-engineering Group, UNDP 2022/08 Initiated History
1.3. Develop storage plans in selected regions and develop/upgrade storage facilities
[Added: 2021/12/15] [Last Updated: 2022/04/15]
PMU, EFCCC, EEU, EEP and Ethio-engineering Group, UNDP 2022/08 Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation 2. EFCCC should actively follow the legislative approval process of the Directive on PCB Phase-out and allocate sufficient human, technical and financial resources to maximize the benefits from the project assistance on enforcement of the amended legislation.  Upon promulgation of the new Directive, a practical training workshop should be organized, preferably involving field modules, supported by guidelines on implementation and enforcement of the Directive.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/15]

Fully accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.2. Approval of the Directive by EFCCC management body
[Added: 2021/12/15] [Last Updated: 2022/04/15]
PMU, EFCCC 2022/07 Initiated History
2.1. Collect and Collate comments from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ)
[Added: 2021/12/15] [Last Updated: 2022/04/15]
PMU, EFCCC 2022/03 Completed This task is completed History
2.3 provide training on the draft directive and monitor the implementation of the Directive
[Added: 2021/12/15] [Last Updated: 2022/04/15]
PMU, EFCCC, EEU, EEP and Ethio-engineering Group, UNDP 2022/03 Completed This task is completed History
3. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation 3.    EFCCC should consider the development of specific guidelines on mitigation of cross-contamination of PCB oil during the power transformer servicing/maintenance and provide training to responsible authorities on monitoring the performance of the companies involved in the servicing/maintenance of transformers. 

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/15]

Fully accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Develop guidelines on mitigation of cross-contamination of PCB oils
[Added: 2021/12/15] [Last Updated: 2022/04/15]
PMU, UNITAR 2022/12 Initiated History
3.2. Provide training to responsible authorities on monitoring of the performance of the companies involved in the servicing/maintenance of transformers.
[Added: 2021/12/15] [Last Updated: 2022/04/15]
PMU, UNITAR 2023/03 Initiated History
4. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation 4.    PMU should initiate the analysis of the feasibility of disposal of low-concentration PCB waste as a matter of priority and investigate the legislative requirements and timelines necessary for securing relevant permits for de-chlorination

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/15]

Fully accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Collect and collate PCB samples to be analyzed by ECAE laboratory
[Added: 2021/12/15] [Last Updated: 2022/04/15]
PMU, ECAE, UNITAR 2022/07 Initiated History
4.2. Conduct PCB laboratory analysis and identify the low concentration
[Added: 2021/12/15] [Last Updated: 2022/04/15]
PMU, ECAE, UNITAR 2022/07 Initiated History
5. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation 5.    The project partners should make preparation for timely and effective procurement of services for shipment and ultimate disposal of PCB waste at a certified hazardous waste disposal facility abroad.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/15]

Fully accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1. Prepare bid document to procure disposal company
[Added: 2021/12/15]
PMU, UNDP, UNITAR 2022/07 Initiated TOR and bid document preparation commenced
5.2. Undertake procurement of services for shipment
[Added: 2021/12/15]
PMU, UNDP, UNITAR 2022/07 Initiated Advertisement is undertaken and Bidder selected
6. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation 6. EFCCC should make information on the progress of PCB elimination in the country for sharing via the project website. This could include the provision and regular update of information from the PCB inventory, information on quantities of PCB waste moved to safe temporary storage, information on the selected technologies/routes for PCB waste disposal, and quantities of PCB waste prepared for disposal.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/15]

Fully accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1. Compile project information and upload it to the EFCCC website
[Added: 2021/12/15] [Last Updated: 2022/04/15]
PMU, EFCCC, UNITAR 2022/07 Initiated History

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