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					 ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
MANAGEMENT IN ESTONIA


       Leo Saare

    EEA SEIS country visit
     November 8, 2007
               ESTONIAN ENVIRONMENT
                INFORMATION CENTRE
                       (EEIC)

• Established on January 1, 1993
• Aim:
  – to collect, process and publish information
    about Estonian nature, state of environment
    and factors influencing it.
  – to provide reliable environmental
    information for Estonian decision makers as
    well as wider public and organizations both
    in Estonia and abroad
                        Tasks

• Collection, analyzing and publishing of
  environmental information
  – SoE reports, thematic reports etc
  – Estonian NFP for European Environment Agency
  – National, EU and international data reporting
• Coordinating of State Monitoring Programme
• Keeping and developing of Environmental Register
  – administrating environmental information systems
• Competent Body of EMAS and EU Eco-Labeling
• Administrating of Emissions Trading Registry
        Legal basis for data
•                 collection
    Arhus Convention, 2001

• Public Information Act, (2000) 2007

• Environmental Register Act, 2002

• Environmental Monitoring Act, 2005

• MoE decrees on procedures for national data collection
  on activities related to air pollution, waste generation and
  water pollution etc
   PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL
          REGISTER ACT (i)
• INTEGRATION OF DATABASES: coherent
  environmental data

• OFFICIAL DATA: data in environmental register
  is the only official environmental data

• RELIABLE DATA: stop using other data than
  this in the register for:
     •   international data exchange
     •   issuing environmental permits
     •   compiling development plans
     •   environmental state assessment etc
   PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL
          REGISTER ACT (ii)
• PURPOSE OF ENVIRONMENTAL
  REGISTER – provide state and local
  authorities and the public information for:
  – state of environment
  – issuing environmental permits
  – environmental impact assessments
  – compilation of development plans etc.
  – environmental restrictions
  – international environmental data exchange
      PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL
             REGISTER ACT (iii)
• SOURCE DOCUMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO
  THE REGISTER :
  – legislative act (e.g. data of protected natural object)
  – environmental permit (e.g. waste data)
  – program (e.g. monitoring data)
  – report of research or inventory (e.g. data of growing
    forest)
  – planning (e.g. data of recreational areas)
  – contract (e.g. CITES to a certain extent)
 MAINTENANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGISTER


• environmental data in time and space and gives
  the database a form that enables to use data
  according to internationally approved principles

• Environmental Register operates by its
  interlinking mechanisms (information systems)
  which contain documents, maps, classification,
  entries, applications, publication, clients, client
  support and archive etc.
    ACCESS TO ENVIRONMENTAL REGISTER
• Data in the environmental register is public
• Everyone has the right to examine public data in the
  environmental register free of charge and to download
  data
• Authorised processor (EEIC) of the register restricts
  access to the data in the Environmental Register in case:
      1)the data is in process;
      2)the publication of data will endanger public safety, cause
        environmental damage or disturb protected species in their
        habitats;
      3)the data includes confidential information on business,
        industrial and intellectual property;
      4)the publication of data is prohibited by law;
      5)has been identified that the data is incorrect
    QUALITY ASSURANCE OF THE DATA


• EEIC controls if the provided data meet the
  requirements and returns the data which do not
  meet. Data provider is obligated to deliver the
  correct data to the Environmental Register
          PUBLICATION OF THE DATA


• EEIC shall publish the public data held in the
  register in web within ten days
              STORING OF THE DATA


• EEIC shall maintain the archives of the
  environmental register.

• Data shall be retained in the archives for
  indefinite time.
    MAIN OUTPUTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGISTER


•   Environmental Register web application
•   Environmental Indicators web application
•   Environmental Monitoring webpage
•   SoE reports, thematic reports etc
•   National, EU and international environmental
    data reporting
                   FUTURE PLANS


• Develop web application according to user
  needs
  – Rise the quality of data
  – Improve inquiries
• Accessibility to other information systems (eg
  SEIS)
• Develop geo-database
• Implementation of INSPIRE directive in the
  environmental data handling
         IS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS
               http://klis.envir.ee/klis

• Environmental permits of natural resources,
  waste, water and air
• Integrated environmental permits, packaging
  recovery certificate, polychlorinated biphenyl
  inventory sheets, consignment notes and
  handling licences for hazardous waste
• GMOs
• CITES species
• State Packaging Register
                     IS OF WASTE DATA
                 https://jats.keskkonnainfo.ee/

•   Type of waste produced and handled in Estonia

•   Quantity of generated and handled waste

•   Origin of generated and handled waste

•   Data regarding waste handlers

•   Waste producers

•   Waste brokers

•   Waste handling sites

•   Transboundary movement of waste
         IS OF ESTONIAN NATURE
                www.eelis.ee
•   Estonian nature conservation areas and protected natural monuments
•   Imported individuals of introduced species
•   Key biotopes
•   The Book of Virgin Nature
•   Game trophy data
•   Hunting district data
•   Habitats and Estonian protected species
•   Species registered in Estonia
•   Documents related to protected objects
•   Place of finding of introduced species
•   Naturally sensitive areas
•   Risk areas of environmentally hazardous objects
•   Groundwater intakes
•   Surface water intakes
•   Waterbodies
•   Marine islands
•   Waste management facilities
•   Depositories of radioactive waste
•   Environment monitoring data
IS OF AIR POLLUTION SOURCES
   https://osis.keskkonnainfo.ee
• data about stationary sources:
  – emissions of pollutants (by companies, counties,
    sectors of economy, total of Estonia)
  – use of fuels (by counties, total of Estonia)
  – use of solvents, paints and adhesives

• data about area sources of pollution:
  – Emissions are calculated by administrative units
    (county), on the basis of data from the Statistical
    Office and emission factors (emission per
    production/energy unit)
                     IS WATER

                State Environmental Register
                                                      Output

                                                MoE + County Environmental
                                               Departments + State Inspectorate
Surface water

                                                  Estonian Statistical Office
                                                          Eurostat

Groundwater
                                                    European Commission



                                                European Environment Agency


Marine water                                               Helcom

                                                       Estonian-Russian
                                                      Intergovernmental
                                               Transboundary Water Commission
 Water use
                                                            Public
 FUEL MONITORING DATABASE
   http://kytus.keskkonnainfo.ee
• results of fuel (petrol and diesel) monitoring since 2006
  (fuel monitoring itself has been done in Estonia since
  2004)

• location of gas stations

• reports of liquid fuel quality to the European Commission

• SOON: monitoring data on light heating oils, heavy fuel
  oils, biofuels and ship fuel
REGISTER OF PRODUCTS OF CONCERN
         http://proto.envir.ee
• products of concern
   – produced in Estonia
   – marketed in Estonia
   – imported in Estonia
   – exported from Estonia

• producers of products of concern

• recovery of waste generated from products of concern

• utilisation of waste generated from products of concern
Estonian Environment Information Centre
Mustamäe tee 33
10616 Tallinn
ESTONIA

Phone +372 673 7577
Fax +372 673 7599

www.keskkonnainfo.ee
info@ic.envir.ee
                  DEMOS

• IS of Environmental Permits. Erkki Meikas,
  Deputy Director of EEIC

• IS of Estonian Nature. Uudo Timm, Head of
  Environmental Register Bureau, EEIC

• Estonian Environmental Register. Uudo
  Timm, Head of Environmental Register Bureau,
  EEIC

				
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