BG16M1OP002-5.002 Elaboration/update of municipal plans for ambient air quality
The project proposal includes Actualization of the program in order to reduce the levels of fine particulate matter(PM) and reaching the established norms for their content in the air in the municipality of Vratsa, according to Art. 27 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Vratsa Municipality is included in the list of regions(including agglomerations), for assessment and management of air quality, approved by Order № 969 / 21.12.2013 of the Minister of Environment and Water. The Municipality is part of the North/Danube Region. Vratsa Municipality is one of the 28 municipalities in Bulgaria with disturbed air quality on indicator PM10, in which territory is located monitoring station, the data of which are annually reported to the European Commission, as required by Directive 2008/50 / EC and are subject to criminal proceedings in violation № 2010/2109 for failure of the standard for the content of PM10 with limits air, which is already in trial. Currently, the municipality has adopted “Program in order to reduce the levels of fine particulate matter up to 10 μm (PM10) and reaching the established standards for content in the air the Municipality of Vratza 2015-2018” and is acting according it. The program and all planned measures complete in 2018. With the aim to reduce the pollution levels and to reach the established standards for air quality, Vratsa Municipality prepares this project proposal for actualization of the Municipality program and planning measures for improvement of the air quality, which to lead to achievement the standards set for air quality. According to Art. 27 of the CAA, the program and the action plan should be an inseparable part of the municipal program for Environmental protection.
Preparation and submission of documents to the RIEW for assessment of the need for EC and GA of the Updated program for air quality management and report for EC and GA, upon a decision of the RIEW for implementation of EC and GA.
According to the provisions of art. 30 to Regulation № 7/1999, areas for assessment and management of the atmospheric air quality, the Municipality of Smolyan falls in an area where the levels of pollutant PM10 exceed the established norms and/or the norms plus the allowed tolerances from them. Order No. RD-969 / 21.12.2013 of the Minister of Environment and Waters has approved a list of the areas for assessment and management of ambient air quality. In Bulgaria there are 28 municipalities with poor air quality in terms of PM10 and NOx. These are municipalities in whose territories monitoring sites are located. The data of which are reported annually to the European Commission, as required by Directive 2008/50 / EC, and are subject to a penal procedure for Violation No 2010/2109 for non-compliance with content standards of PM10 in the atmospheric air, which is already in the judicial phase. One of these municipalities is Smolyan Municipality, where the reported number of exceedances of the “average annual concentration of PM10” and “average annual levels of PM10” are reported.
In order to reduce the pollution with PM10, Smolyan Municipality has developed and implemented a Program and Action Plan with scope 2015 – 2020. The implementation of this project proposal will ensure the development of a air quality program, dispersion modeling, action plan and technical, financial and environmental measures analysis. The documents thus prepared address the main sources of air pollution, which will help to achieve the specific objective under priority axis 5 of OPE 2014-2020.
Implementation of the project activities will also provide a basis to assist in the selection of adequate measures to improve air quality to local conditions.
In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 4 of Ordinance 12/2010, in the regions where the established norms are exceeded, complex programs are drawn up to achieve the established norms for each individual pollutant.
Preparation of a project proposal and accompanying documents in connection with the application of the Municipality of Smolyan for a grant procedure № BG16M1OP002-5.002 Development / updating of municipal programs for air quality.
DEVELOPMENT OF A MUNICIPAL PROGRAM FOR REDUCING THE LEVELS OF FINE DUST PARTICLES (PM10) AND ACHIEVING THE APPROVED QUALITY STANDARDS FOR ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION