Ministry of Environment and WaterNational Inspectorate for Environment and Nature ProtectionREPORTon Point VIII of the recommendation of the European Parliament and ofthe Council of 4 April 2001 providing for minimum criteria forenvironmental inspections in the Member states(2001/331/EC)
Budapest, 31 October 2003
Mrs. Catherine Day the Director General, European Commission,
Directorate General Environment wrote a letter to Mr. Endre Juhász, the
ambassador of Hungary, in which she asked Hungary, too, to prepare the
implementation entitled „The minimum criteria for environmental inspections”,
numbered 2001/331/EC prescribed in the Recommendation of the European
Parliament and Council. To prepare the report, Mr. István Őri former
state secretary of the Ministry for Environment and Water, appointed the
National Inspectorate for Environment and Nature Protection.
Chief Inspectorate assembled this report on the basis of the principles
set by IMPEL according to the data sent by the regional inspectorates.
The report recaps in text and table form all the tasks that were
completed by the environmental inspectorates for 12 months in 2002. It
deals with the implementation of the IMPEL guidance and in addition to
that it discusses the completion of other tasks recorded in other
The report discusses the results and experiences
of the legislations in 15 points. The groups, the community law
requirements and the suitable Hungarian Legislations are summarized in
Table 1. The detailed human and technical resources data are contained
in Table 2, the factual yearly inspections in Table 3, how the
requirements have been met and their evaluation in Table 4, cases of
non-compliance and enforcement in Table 5, the laboratory measurements
and complaints of the particular year, the data of accidents in Table 6.
To the activity groups in Table 1 a detailed evaluation and explanation
is given in order to give more information about the implementation and
enforcement of the Hungarian Environmental Legislations.
In the detailed evaluation the following topics are elaborated:
- scope of installations belonging to this Legislation;
- number of staff and other technical sources;
- applications and the practice of licensing;
- methods of inspection and inspection in the particular year;
- measures of non-compliance and the measurements taken;
- operator self-control and other examinations;
- examination of complaints not included in the plan, of accidents and special occurrences;
- structure of the tasks of the inspectorate and the completion of the approved plans.
For the whole report visit: http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/impel/pdf/countries/hungary.pdf