Air Quality & Emission Management Issues
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (CMU) Decree No. 302 of 13.03.2002 “On Approval of the Procedure for Implementation and Funding for Issuance of Permits for Pollution Emissions into Ambient Air from Stationary Sources and Registration of Enterprises, Institutions, Organisations, and Individual Entrepreneurs Subject to Such Permits” lays out the underlying principles of the regulatory framework in air protection.
Permit for Emissions of Pollutants into the Air from Stationary Sources (hereinafter – PEPASS) is issued for 5 years up to indefinite duration, it depends on the category of the enterprise.
Inventory of air pollutants emissions from stationary sources is conducted according to the Instruction dated February 10, 1995 No. 7, using which is required for the inventory of pollutants emissions by industrial associations and enterprises, organizations and institutions that have emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere.
Inventory includes a description of the manufacturing's technology, the characteristic of dust and gas cleaning equipments, determine the parameters of stationary and fugitive emission sources and also determine the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of emissions.
Emissions into the atmosphere from enterprises's stationary sources can be carried out only with obtaining permit issued by the Departments of Environment and Natural Resources of the regional state administrations of Ukraine with the approval of the territorial body of the specially authorized central executive authority on health issues.
In accordance with the Order of the Ministry of Environmental Protection dated March 09, 2006 No. 108 on approval of instructions “Regulations on general requirements for documentation, which substantiate emissions, for permission emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere from stationary sources for enterprises, institutions, organizations and private entrepreneurs” documents in which amounts of emissions are substantiated to obtain the permit for emissions of pollutants into the air from stationary sources for enterprises, institutions, organizations and individuals-entrepreneurs (hereinafter – the documents which substantiate emissions) are an integral part of an application form for obtaining the PEPASS (Section 1.3).
Documents substantiating emissions amounts are performed according to the requirements of the State Sanitary Norms of atmospheric air protection of populated areas (from pollution of chemical and biological agents), approved by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine dated July 09, 1997 No. 201 (hereinafter - SSR-201- 97), and State Sanitary Norms of planning and building of settlements approved by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine dated June 19, 1996 No. 173 and registered with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine dated july 24, 1996 N 379/1404 (hereinafter - SSR-173-96) (Section 1.8).
- a copy of the master plan. The scale of 1:500 or 1:1000;
- a copy from the Unified State Register. (Statistical Service);
- a copy of a gas boiler (or other equipment which is a stationary emission source) passport;
- amounts of consumption of natural gas (or other fuel) for the last year - m3/year;
- height and diameter of a chimney;
- Background concentrations and meteorological characteristics.
- An newspaper with advertisement. Sample of advertisement is given below:
An enterprise ......which is running in ....which has been in existence since ...... 19 .. intends to obtain a permit for emissions of pollutants into the air from stationary sources of an enterprise..
During the year into the atmosphere are thrown:
Suggestions and recommendations should be sent within 30 days from the date of publication of information in State District Administration.
- A reference from State District Administration.