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Experience of Slovak Republic on fulfilling of IPPC reporting obligations IPPC – first reporting period

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1. IPPC process in Slovak Republic

Process of integrated permitting in Slovak Republic is managed by the Ministry of Environment of Slovak Republic (MoE SR), which is the central state administration body in the matters of integrated pollution prevention and control, and Slovak Environmental Inspection, which is permitting as well as inspecting body. The number of IPPC installations in Slovakia is about 536, the number of integrated permits issued is 464 (this number consists of changes of permits issued).

In IPPC process there are also acting Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMI) and Slovak Environmental Agency (SEA). SHMI is the organization responsible for the collection and processing of data on emissions of IPPC installations, while SEA was authorized by Ministry to fulfill reporting obligations in IPPC.

Since SEA is not involved into permitting process, it does not have primary data and information on permitting of concrete installations. Due to this reason, SEA must require for data needed to elaboration of documents from SEI and SHMI.

2. Providing for reporting obligations fulfilling on IPPC
Reporting obligations for Slovakia in the area of IPPC are represented by 2 European legislation rules, which refer to the basic European legislation rule on IPPC – Council Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control: 1) Commission Decision 2000/479/EC of 17 July 2000 on the implementation of a European pollutant emission register (EPER), 2) Commission Decision 2003/241/EC of 26 March 2003 amending Commission Decision 1999/391/EC of 31 May 1999 concerning the questionnaire relating to Council Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC).

Slovak Republic had been fulfilled 2 reporting obligations on IPPC in 2006 for the first time. One of them was delivering of the questionnaire concerning IPPC for reporting period 2003 - 2005 (it means the second reporting period on IPPC) following from Commission Decision 2003/241/EC concerning the questionnaire relating to Council Directive 96/61/EC on IPPC, the second obligation was to delivere the EPER Report to European Pollutant Emission Register.

3. IPPC Questionnaire
The subject of the questionnaire was to give information on Directive 96/61/EC implementation into Slovak national legislation. Questionnaire consisted of 45 questions aggregated into 17 groups. The goals of the questionnaire were 1) to find out if Member States implemented the requirements of Directive sufficiently and in accordance with other environmental tools of EC, 2) to collect useful information and data, to make different approaches clear, those which are used by Member States for Directive implementation, 3) to assess the efectiveness of Directive.

Questionnaire consisted of information about:
- general aspects of transposition of IPPC Directive into Slovak legislation,
- the number of installations with integrated permit issued during 2003 – 2005 under certain categories of industrial activities according to the Annex I of Directive 96/61/EC,
- available representative data on limit values stated for special categories of industrial activities 2.2 and 3.1 according to the Annex I of Directive 96/61/EC and BATs, which such values derives from,
- information on integrated permit procedure, participants of the proceedings, affected bodies, permitting bodies,
- necessities of application form on integrated permit issue,
- conditions of permit issue and necessities of permit,
- re-assessing and up-date of permit conditions as well as requirements on providing of harmonization of those requirements with permit conditions,
- status of BAT development and transboundary co-operation,
- participation of the public in permitting procedure.

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