Welcome to the information library developed within the framework of the EU project ESMAK-Promotion of Intergrated Environmental and Safety Management Practices for Industry in Kaliningrad

LIFE05 TCY/ROS/000143
Prevention and control of Industrial Pollution
Prevention of Industrial Accidents
Environmental Management Systems

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Welcome to the information library of the EU LIFE project ESMAK-Promotion of Integrated Environmental and Safety Management Practices for Industry in Kaliningrad. The library contains informative material concerning the three main issues addressed in this project namely the IPPC/BAT for waste prevention/minimisation, the EMAS regulation and the SEVESO regulation.


Questionnaire/Report on atmospheric air emissions, water consumption and water disposal, waste formation and waste disposal according to Resolution No 1036, can be submitted on-line. Representatives of the industrial sector of Kaliningrad may click here


The EU has a set of common rules on permitting for industrial installations. These rules are set out in the so-called IPPC Directive of 1996. IPPC stands for Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control. In essence, the IPPC Directive is about minimising pollution from various point sources throughout the European Union.
All installations covered by Annex I of the Directive are required to obtain an authorisation (permit) from the authorities in the EU countries. Unless they have a permit, they are not allowed to operate. The permits must be based on the concept of Best Available Techniques (or BAT), which is defined in Article 2 of the Directive. More


Major accidents in chemical industry have occurred world-wide. In Europe, following the Seveso accident in 1976 prompted the adoption of legislation aimed at the prevention and control of such accidents. In 1982, the first EU Directive 82/501/EEC - so-called Seveso Directive - was adopted. More
The EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a management tool for companies and other organisations to evaluate, report and improve their environmental performance. The scheme has been available for participation by companies since 1995 and was originally restricted to companies in industrial sectorsMore

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