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Public authorisation for assessing total ambient air pollution
The authorisation to carry out initial measurements and monitoring of substance emissions into the air, must be obtained for each of the following types of monitoring:
- carrying out initial or periodic measurements of substance emissions and making an assessment of annual substance emissions into the air,
- calibration and periodic annual performance testing of the continuous measurement equipment,
- assessing the total ambient air pollution in the assessment area.
In order to carry out initial measurements and monitoring of substance emissions into the air, an authorisation must be obtained by submitting an application to the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning. The application for authorisation shall include details of the applicant and the relevant supporting documents according to the type of authorisation the applicant wishes to obtain. After administrative examination of the application, the authorisation to carry out monitoring shall be issued.
The authorisation shall be valid for six years from the date on which it becomes final and may be renewed if the person still meets the conditions laid down.
Once the authorisation has been obtained, the authorised monitoring operator is entered in the register of monitoring operators kept by the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning.
A legal person or an individual entrepreneur authorised by the Ministry to carry out monitoring and a person entitled to carry out monitoring in another Member State may be entered in the register. The latter may be entered in the register on the basis of a certified copy of the act issued to it by the competent authority of the Member State for the purpose of carrying out monitoring.
A person shall be authorised to carry out monitoring if it meets the following conditions:
- it must be registered for the purpose of carrying out technical consultancy or technical testing and analysis activities,
- have the equipment to carry out monitoring,
- be qualified to carry out monitoring,
- must not be in insolvency proceedings and
- not have been convicted of an economic crime within the last five years.
A person is considered to be qualified to perform monitoring if he meets the following conditions.
In order to be authorised to carry out initial and periodic measurements and to produce an assessment of annual emissions of substances into the air, the following accreditations or conditions must be met:
- accreditation to carry out testing according to the methods laid down in European Union Directives, CEN standards, ISO standards or national standards of the Member States of the European Union for all measurements of status parameters and concentrations of substances in waste gases. To the extent for which it seeks authorisation, or
- accreditation to carry out testing by the methods referred to in the previous indent for the part of the scope for which the authorisation is sought and a cooperation agreement with persons holding such accreditation for the remainder of the scope.
To be authorised to calibrate and test measuring equipment for continuous measurement, the following accreditations or conditions must be met:
- accreditation to carry out testing according to methods specified by European Union Directives, CEN standards, ISO standards or national standards of the Member States of the European Union used as standard reference methods in accordance with SIST EN 14181 and
- have a sufficient number of persons trained in the calibration and regular annual performance testing of the measuring equipment for continuous measurements, who are employed by or have a cooperation contract with the monitoring operator.
In order to be authorised to assess the total ambient air pollution in the assessment area, it is necessary to have equipment for measuring the substance concentration in ambient air and a sufficient number of persons qualified to carry out measurements of pollutants in ambient air who are employed by or have a cooperation agreement with the operator.
The authorisation shall be valid for six years from the date on which it becomes final. It may be renewed if the person fulfils the conditions laid down.
If the authorised monitoring operator applies for an extension or other modification of the authorisation, a new authorisation shall be issued.