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The Visit at SEPA Headquartes, Stirling, 30 th May 2014 Nils Erling Yndesdal, Director Department of Environmental Protection, County Governor of Sogn.

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1 The Visit at SEPA Headquartes, Stirling, 30 th May 2014 Nils Erling Yndesdal, Director Department of Environmental Protection, County Governor of Sogn og Fjordane

2 From not so far away…

3 Sogn og Fjordane • inhabitants (2 % of the Norwegian population) • sq kms (6 % of the total land area) • 26 municipalities • 3 cities: Florø (12.000), Førde (13.000) and Måløy (6.000) • Seat of county administration: Leikanger • Important industries: Tourism, farming, fisheries and fishfarming, metal products, shipbuilding and oil related activities

4 Nature protection in our county

5 "Fylkesmannen" equals: "The County Governor" •Regional state agency, since 1662 •18 County Governors in Norway •Regional representatives of the King and Central Government •A connecting link between the municipalities and the central state •Public management on behalf of several Ministries

6 Objectives  Manage and advise on government policy. Experts from the County Governor’s office supervise local activities, advising and instructing authorities  A guardian of civil rights, supervising local decisions concerning citizens’ rights  Environment protection, agriculture management, emergency planning, local government finances, education, health and care services, and family matters

7 Government hierarchy Ministry of Climate and Environment Norwegian Environment Agency County Governor of Sogn og Fjordane Department of Environmental Protection Local communities

8 denne er stært fra Ho Departement of Environmental Protection (25 employees) Theme group on nature protection and wildlife management Theme group on nature protection and wildlife management Nils Erling Yndesdal Director Nils Erling Yndesdal Director Gøsta Hagenlund Deputy director Gøsta Hagenlund Deputy director Theme group on wildlife fish and fresh water management Theme group on wildlife fish and fresh water management Theme group on pollution, chemical and waste management Theme group on pollution, chemical and waste management Theme group on spatial planning supervision Theme group on spatial planning supervision Theme group on National parks and large environmental protection areas Theme group on National parks and large environmental protection areas

9 Norway and EU  Closely associated through the EEA and EFTA,  Adopting the Single marked with the 4 freedom’s,  Norway is the 4 th most important import partner to EU,  80 % of exports from Norway to EU countries,  Part of Schengen agreement and participation (without voting rights) in EDA, Europol, Frontex,...  Economically or formally or in reality tightly integrated with EU organisations inter alia with research and education, environment, energy, health, asylum and immigration, climate, pollution prevention, chemicals... 9

10 Important Acts concerning our management responsibilities  The Planning and Building Act  Directive on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment  The Pollution Control Act  E.g. Directive on environmental liability, Landfill, Waste framework, EMAS, IPPC/IED, end-of-life vehicles,, waste incineration, environmental noise, waste from extractive industries, batteries, WEEE, waste water  The product control act  REACH, CLP, E-PRTR  Nature Biodiversity Act (not EEA)  Outdoor Recreation Act (not EEA  Inland Fishing Act (not EEA)  Wildlife Act (not EEA)  Regulation on a framework for water management  Water framework directive


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