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19 – 22 October 2005 Presentation of Radu Cadariu from MoEWM on ECENA Exchange Programme Cluj Napoca, Romania 1 AC IMPEL Projects in Romania.

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1 19 – 22 October 2005 Presentation of Radu Cadariu from MoEWM on ECENA Exchange Programme Cluj Napoca, Romania 1 AC IMPEL Projects in Romania

2 2  AC IMPEL - Network for the implementation and enforcement of environmental law in the candidate countries in Central and Eastern Europe  It is composed of representatives (called national co- ordinators) of all accession countries, namely: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic and Slovenia. Representatives of Turkey, Malta and Cyprus have been invited to participate in the various project activities

3 3  The network is chaired by the Commission (DG XI) and the Secretariat is also managed by the Commission  The main activities of AC IMPEL include: Two plenary meetings a year in the associated countries by rotation Two plenary meetings a year in the associated countries by rotation Exchange programmes for inspectors (including participation of inspectors from the candidate countries to the corresponding IMPEL projects and programmes for the inspectors of the candidate countries with the participation of IMPEL experts) Exchange programmes for inspectors (including participation of inspectors from the candidate countries to the corresponding IMPEL projects and programmes for the inspectors of the candidate countries with the participation of IMPEL experts)

4 4 Training programmes for inspectors Training programmes for inspectors An analysis of the countries’ systems of implementation and enforcement An analysis of the countries’ systems of implementation and enforcement Addressing problems in relation to the approximation of particular EU environmental legal acts Addressing problems in relation to the approximation of particular EU environmental legal acts Possible publications Possible publications Special ad hoc projects Special ad hoc projects Participation in IMPEL projects Participation in IMPEL projects

5 5  The Commission has adopted a ‘Communication on Accession Strategies for the Environment’ to complement the accession partnerships  It also provides help to the candidates in updating and detailing the National Programmes for the Adoption of the Acquis  Before accession the candidates should together with the EU, draw up and start implementing national long-term strategies for gradual and effective alignment with the environmental acquis, particularly for tackling water and air pollution

6 6  This strategy for adoption and implementation of the environmental acquis should be combined with a reinforced EU pre-accession assistance strategy where investment for adoption of the environmental acquis is one of the priorities  The main sector specific challenges for the candidates, according to the Commission, relate to air and water quality, waste management, industrial pollution control and nuclear safety

7 7  AC IMPEL/IMPEL First Exchange Program, February 1998  Focal poits were: Svetlana Zhekova in Bulgaria, Pavel Sremer in the Czech Republic, Aare Sirendi in Estonia, Pal Varga in Hungary, Vilis Avotins in Latvia, Vaclovas Berzinskas in Lithuania, Krystyna Panek- Gondek in Poland, Ileana Doina Vasilescu (in a later stage represented by Gabi Isac and Mihaela Beu) in Romania, Daniel Geisbacher in the Slovak Republic and Ivan Stefelj in Slovenia  Final Report on Developing capacity in implementation and enforcement through the AC IMPEL network has be done on 20 December 2003

8 8 Romania participation  The EC desk officer for Romania, Henriette Faergemann, provided essential support in organising the specific training course in Romania  The primary target groups in country are the environmental agencies and inspectorates who are responsible for implementation of the environmental acquis  The MoWEP participated to the AC IMPEL network activities since the beginning, during the 1998 Tallin summit of the candidate countries

9 9  The support activities included the following items: participation of the romanian experts to the AC IMPEL / IMPEL plenary meetings in Copenhagen, Athens and Rome. Romanian representatives presented the developments in inspection in their own country participation of the romanian experts to the AC IMPEL / IMPEL plenary meetings in Copenhagen, Athens and Rome. Romanian representatives presented the developments in inspection in their own country participation to the one - week study tours in the target countries - Slovakia and Bulgaria participation to the one - week study tours in the target countries - Slovakia and Bulgaria 18 Romanian reprezentatives has participated to the combined training course in Czech Republic and Slovak Republic 18 Romanian reprezentatives has participated to the combined training course in Czech Republic and Slovak Republic

10 10 Evaluation of training courses

11 11 Average rating

12 12 In the year 2000, the representatives of the MoWEP participated in the IMPEL conference in Villach, Austria (11-13 November 2000) where problems of the IMPEL policy and role were debated, as well as the implementation of the IPPC European Directive and the environment information system (EIS) In the year 2000, the representatives of the MoWEP participated in the IMPEL conference in Villach, Austria (11-13 November 2000) where problems of the IMPEL policy and role were debated, as well as the implementation of the IPPC European Directive and the environment information system (EIS)

13 13  In the year 2001, the representatives of the MoWEP participated in the common meeting IMPEL & AC IMPEL in Falun, Sweden (18-20 June 2001). On this occasion there were presented the conclusions of the Rome seminar (March 2001) on the implementation by the candidate countries of the four directives (EIA, IPPC, Seveso and EMAS)

14 14 The Joint Meeting of IMPEL in Santiago de Compostela in June 2002 was an other important moment for Romania and the other AC IMPEL countries. In the name of AC IMPEL countries, the Polish AC IMPEL coordinator had a presentation about the activities and experiences acquired by the candidate countries. There were also a positive discussion about the future merge of IMPEL and AC IMPEL The Joint Meeting of IMPEL in Santiago de Compostela in June 2002 was an other important moment for Romania and the other AC IMPEL countries. In the name of AC IMPEL countries, the Polish AC IMPEL coordinator had a presentation about the activities and experiences acquired by the candidate countries. There were also a positive discussion about the future merge of IMPEL and AC IMPEL

15 15 In the second meeting of IMPEL plenary in Athens, 14–16 May 2003, representative of Romania presented “tasks and responsibilities of the environmental protection inspectorate in Romania” In the second meeting of IMPEL plenary in Athens, 14–16 May 2003, representative of Romania presented “tasks and responsibilities of the environmental protection inspectorate in Romania” A training session “Support on the application of integrated inspection system, BAT and clean technologies in line with obligation assumed during negotiations”, period , in Bucharest, held at the National Research Institute for Environmental Protection, with the participation of MoEWM, NEPA, REPA, Romanian Water Administration and National Environmental Guard A training session “Support on the application of integrated inspection system, BAT and clean technologies in line with obligation assumed during negotiations”, period , in Bucharest, held at the National Research Institute for Environmental Protection, with the participation of MoEWM, NEPA, REPA, Romanian Water Administration and National Environmental Guard

16 16 During of April 2004 has been done the “Study visit tour of IMPEL members”. The program was to visite of 2 activities falling under IPPC: During of April 2004 has been done the “Study visit tour of IMPEL members”. The program was to visite of 2 activities falling under IPPC:  SC OLTCHIM SA Rm. Valcea, activity that have approved a transitional period until 31 of December, 2014 activity 4 of Annex I  SA Automobile Dacia SA Pitesti, activity without a transitional period falling under activity 2 and 6.7.from Annex I

17 17 “Institutional assessment” in the period 6-10 December 2004 and 5 April There were performed assessments through interviews with representatives of MoEWM, NEPA, REPA of Pitesti and EPG of Pitesti and Bucuresti. There were interviews with representatives of “Romanian Water” Administration, LEP Ploiesti and EPG Ploiesti, as well as representatives of EPA and REPA Sibiu, EPG of Sibiu and local waters management company representatives “Institutional assessment” in the period 6-10 December 2004 and 5 April There were performed assessments through interviews with representatives of MoEWM, NEPA, REPA of Pitesti and EPG of Pitesti and Bucuresti. There were interviews with representatives of “Romanian Water” Administration, LEP Ploiesti and EPG Ploiesti, as well as representatives of EPA and REPA Sibiu, EPG of Sibiu and local waters management company representatives

18 18  From 1 January, 2003, AC IMPEL and IMPEL were officially merged, but AC IMPEL has remained a subnetwork with certain distinct activities, and with a separate budget until 01 January January 2005 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION !


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