Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control

Slovak

Integrated pollution prevention and control, according to the Act No. 39/2013 Coll. On integrated pollution prevention and control and on change and amendment of certain acts, is a set of measures focused on the prevention of environmental pollution, on reduction of emissions into air, water and soil, on prevention of waste generation and on waste recovery and disposal in order to achieve a high level of protection of the environment taken as a whole.
 
Act No. 39/2013 Coll. On integrated pollution prevention and control and on change and amendment of certain acts regulates, beside others, rights and obligations of persons in the field of integrated pollution prevention and control, procedures in the process of integrated permits, competence of state administration bodies in the field of integrated pollution prevention and control and fines for violation of obligations. The implementing regulation to the above-mentioned Act is the Decree of MoE SR No. 183/2013 Coll., by which the Act No. 39/2013 On integrated pollution prevention and control and on change and amendment of certain acts is being implemented.
 
At the international level, the integrated pollution prevention and control is being regulated at present by the Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control), which replaces the IPPC Directive 2008/1/EC and by Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register amending and supplementing Council Directives 91/689/EEC and 96/61/EC (E-PRTR).
 
Integrated permit procedure is a procedure by which conditions for the performance of activities in existing and new installations are being permitted in a coordinated manner in order to ensure the efficient integrated protection of environmental components and to keep the level of environmental pollution within the environmental quality standards. 
 
The state administration under Act No. 39/2013 Coll. is carried out by the Ministry of the Environment of the SR, which is the central state administration authority in matters of integrated pollution prevention and control and the Slovak Inspectorate of the Environment (SIE), which is the administrative authority in integrated permit procedure and the state supervisory authority. SEI imposes fines for administrative offenses.