|LIFE Project "Integrated Control of Industrial Pollution and Chemical Substances in Cyprus"|
|The contract for the implementation of the LIFE project, between the European Commission and the Department of Labour Inspection was signed on 5th of October 1998. Commencement date of the project was the 1st January 1999. The project was implemented during the period 1.1.1999 to 30.9.2001. A substantial part of the project has been subcontracted to the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), which was the main co-funder and partner. NTUA has engaged all the necessary personnel including external experts (computers, laws etc), for the execution of the work. Furthermore, the drafting of new legislation had been subcontracted to a law-consulting firm in Athens. All the initially planned activities have been fully completed and the project turned out to be a very useful and beneficial for Cyprus. The main results of the project were presented at a seminar held in NIcosia, Cyprus (June 7-8, 2001). These results have also presented in various international conferences and journals.|
The overall objectives of the project were the following:
1. Establishment of integrated systems for the control of chemical substances and for risk management.
2. Establishment of integrated systems for the control of industrial emissions and emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
3. Detailed assessment of the situation concerning the chemical substances and preparations, industrial VOCs emissions and industrial emissions and development of the relevant inventories and emissions registries.
4. Development of tools related to Best Available Techniques (BATs) for the implementation of the EU Directive for Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC).
5. Drafting of the necessary legislation in the field of industrial pollution control so as to be in line with the EU Acquis.
6. Formulation of a plan for continuous integrated monitoring of chemicals and industrial pollution.
The working group managed to reach all the objectives initially set in the project. The outputs achieved are the same with those initially planned. Achieved outputs are given below:
1. An assessment of the situation concerns the chemical substances and preparations, industrial VOCs emissions and industrial emissions. (Data concerning the current situation, list of all activities related with the aforementioned emissions, QA/QC methodology, information sheets, questionnaires, calculation spreadsheets, sampling - measurements and analysis specifications, analysis of collected data).
2. A database for BATs to be used by interested bodies. (A list of industries in Cyprus that fall under the IPPC Directive, BAT guidelines for 15 industrial sectors, suggestions for the implementation of the BATs in the Cypriot IPPC industrial units, gap analysis for 15 IPPC industrial sectors).
3. Databases and GIS that are accessible to various authorities at national and European level. (Database concerning chemical substances and preparations, database concerning industrial emissions and emissions of VOCs).
4. A set of proposals for the amendment of legislation concerning chemicals and industrial pollution control according to EU Directives-standards - Drafting of new legislation concerning Air Pollution Control. (Content analysis of EU legislation, description and assessment of the existing legislative framework of Cyprus, legal gap analysis, Air Pollution Control Law and relevant Regulations).
A plan for continuous integrated monitoring (An operational plan for continuous integrated monitoring of chemicals and industrial pollution customised to the needs of the Department of Labour Inspection as a permitting and enforcement authority).
The final report submitted to the EU after the complation of the project (Final.doc) and the final conclusions of the seminar held in Nicosia 7-8 June 2001, are attached below.
| Final Report.doc (400.32 Kb)|
Seminar Final Conclusions.doc (49.47 Kb)