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1 Bulgarian National Program to Phase Out LeadedPetrol According to the National Program to Phase out Leaded Petrol Bulgaria will stop production and using of leaded petrol by the end of year 2003.According to the National Program to Phase out Leaded Petrol Bulgaria will stop production and using of leaded petrol by the end of year 2003.

2 Main Tasks of the Bulgarian National Program to Phase Out Leaded Petrol Adoption of new vehicle fuels quality standardsAdoption of new vehicle fuels quality standards Development and adoption of emission limit values for the vehicles;Development and adoption of emission limit values for the vehicles;

3 Main Tasks of the Bulgarian National Program to Phase Out Leaded Petrol (1) Signing and implementation of the Geneva Convention on the requirements for the construction of the vehicles;Signing and implementation of the Geneva Convention on the requirements for the construction of the vehicles; Development and implementation of economic incentivesDevelopment and implementation of economic incentives 1) to promote the demand of new type cars equipped with catalytic converters, and 1) to promote the demand of new type cars equipped with catalytic converters, and 2) to reduce the import of old polluting cars;

4 Main Tasks of the Bulgarian National Program to Phase Out Leaded Petrol (2) Improvement of the control of motor vehicles for content of polluting compounds in exhaust gases;Improvement of the control of motor vehicles for content of polluting compounds in exhaust gases; Including the requirements for following the National Program into the privatisation conditions of the refinery Neftochim;Including the requirements for following the National Program into the privatisation conditions of the refinery Neftochim;

5 Bulgarian Legislation. Harmonization with EU fuel quality standards and especially leads content: A Law for amendment of Excises was adopted in December Implementation of economic incentives to motivate usage of unleaded petrol.A Law for amendment of Excises was adopted in December Implementation of economic incentives to motivate usage of unleaded petrol. A Regulation (No 17) relating to the Limit Values for lead, sulphur and other polluters in gasoline was adopted in November 1999 (entered into force on Jan. 1 st, 2000). The lead content in unleaded gasoline is g/l now.A Regulation (No 17) relating to the Limit Values for lead, sulphur and other polluters in gasoline was adopted in November 1999 (entered into force on Jan. 1 st, 2000). The lead content in unleaded gasoline is g/l now.

6 Trends of the market share of leaded/unleaded petrol The market share of unleaded gasoline estimated at 6% in 1996, and it was one of the lowest in Europe. Then it became: - 11% in the beginning of 1998, - 24% at the end of 1999, - 38% in 2000, and - 67% in In 2003 the consumption of unleaded gasoline covers more than 80% of all market.

7 Annual consumption of leaded and unleaded gasoline in Bulgaria

8 Consumption of unleaded gasoline and estimated Pb emissions from road transport

9 Bulgarian Refining Industry and Distributors (1) The biggest Bulgarian refinery “LUKOIL NEFTOHIM” was reconstructed and is able to produce increased volume of unleaded gasoline with high quality and improved ecological performance;The biggest Bulgarian refinery “LUKOIL NEFTOHIM” was reconstructed and is able to produce increased volume of unleaded gasoline with high quality and improved ecological performance;

10 Bulgarian Refining Industry and Distributors (2) The Bulgarian fuel producers cover all national market;The Bulgarian fuel producers cover all national market; The main Bulgarian distributors supply the country needs of unleaded petrol produced from "LUKOIL NEFTOHIM" as well as additives for these types of cars that are not designed for using of unleaded petrol.The main Bulgarian distributors supply the country needs of unleaded petrol produced from "LUKOIL NEFTOHIM" as well as additives for these types of cars that are not designed for using of unleaded petrol.

11 National Public Information Campaign to Phase out Leaded Petrol A National public information campaign to Phase out Leaded Petrol was started in April 1999 sponsored by the Regional Ecological Centre and the Ministry of Environment;A National public information campaign to Phase out Leaded Petrol was started in April 1999 sponsored by the Regional Ecological Centre and the Ministry of Environment; A brochure “Can I Drive Using Unleaded Petrol” was published and distributed to petrol stations, car-services, etc;A brochure “Can I Drive Using Unleaded Petrol” was published and distributed to petrol stations, car-services, etc; The campaign is targeted to familiar customers with some health and technical aspects of the future change of type of used petrol.The campaign is targeted to familiar customers with some health and technical aspects of the future change of type of used petrol.

12 Ambient Air Quality (1) On a new Regulation of the MEW and the Ministry of Health, developing the air quality regulations, have been enforced - Regulation No 9/99 on limit values of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, fine particulate matter (PM10) and lead in ambient air;On a new Regulation of the MEW and the Ministry of Health, developing the air quality regulations, have been enforced - Regulation No 9/99 on limit values of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, fine particulate matter (PM10) and lead in ambient air; According to this Regulation the Limit Value for Lead is 0.5 µg/m3 and it should be kept after There is a time-period with admissible deviation;According to this Regulation the Limit Value for Lead is 0.5 µg/m3 and it should be kept after There is a time-period with admissible deviation;

13 Ambient Air Quality (2) The highest measured ambient air Pb concentration in Bulgaria during the period was registered in the town of Pernik µg/m3 (1998).The highest measured ambient air Pb concentration in Bulgaria during the period was registered in the town of Pernik µg/m3 (1998). In µg/m3 in Kardjali In tipical trafic stations: µg/m3.In tipical trafic stations: µg/m3.


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