Ecological Projects Office „EkoProjekt” Robert Kowalski
comprehensive services of environmental protection area for industry and agriculture.
The mission of our company is to help entrepreneurs in initiation of environmental sustainability politics with reference to the environmental protection standards
EPO „EkoProjekt” provides advisory services in category of the environmental protection in the whole country for idiosyncratic clients and companies in a range of livestock objects and works.
We help in obtention of all clearances, administration decisions and changes of clearances and administration decisions compared to the environmental protection.
Thanks to experience and high qualification of our workers, we offer bona fide and profesional execution and help in issues of the environmental protection. We follow online and verify changes in the environmental protection and afined area laws, which allows us to profesional attendance of the client and to create high qualified coverages of our company. We cooperate with departments and executives responsible for bringing out appropriate licences and administration decisions in area of whole country.
We indicate our services under:
- constant agreement,
- one- time order/ agreement.
With the highest standard, we match range of to constraints of the every client. Under constant agreement there is possibility of concluding additional one time agreement.
Our long-standing experience is guarantee of profesional way of solving all environmental problem.
Thanks for cooperation with our company clents win:
- certainty, that responsibiliteies are realized by specialists having knowledge and experience from differetnt areas, who contact with all kinds of problems.
- comprehensiveness of services: coverage of must-have documents, obtention of clearances.
- frugality of time, which client would have to intend forfollowing changes in laws, supervision and contacts with public administration.
- avert of possible penalties and problems, compared to not following the environmental protection laws.
Advantages of our services:
- long- standing experience ensurring slection of the best solutions,
- comprehensiveness of services,
- competitive prices,
- individul way of working with client and solving problems,
- many specialists,
- after being given enablement we cooperate with administration responsible for giving clearances and decisions in whole country.
Our environmental studies include:
1. Environmental impact reports for the investment, project information sheets.
This documentation is intended for investors who are starting construction of new investments or expanding existing ones and are subject to the obligation to obtain a decision on environmental conditions.
New investment classified as:
- the project that may potentially have a significant impact on the environment requires the preparation of an information card, and in some cases an environmental impact report, which is decided by the Authority issuing the decision on the environmental conditions for consent to the implementation of the project.
- an undertaking that can always have a significant impact on the environment, requires an environmental impact report.
On the qualification of undertakings covered by the obligation to obtain a decision
environmental conditions are decided by the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of September 10, 2019 on projects that may have a significant impact on the environment (Journal of Laws of 2019, item 1839).
The decision on environmental conditions is an administrative decision that sets out the conditions for the implementation and operation of investments taking into account environmental protection. Obtaining this decision is the first step in the process of implementing projects, as it should be obtained before a number of other decisions, which are listed in art. 72 section 1. "The Act of 3 October 2008 on sharing information about the environment and its protection, public participation in environmental protection and environmental impact assessments." The decision on environmental conditions should be obtained before such decisions as e.g. decision on building permit or decision on building conditions and land development.
Legal basis for preparing the documentation necessary to obtain a decision on environmental conditions, i.e. the "Report on the investment impact on the environment / project information card" is the Act of 3 October 2008 on the provision of information on the environment and its protection, public participation in environmental protection and on environmental impact assessments (Journal of Laws 2018, item 2081, as amended) and the Act of 27 April 2001 Environmental Protection Law (Journal of Laws of 2019, item 1396, as amended)
After obtaining a valid decision on environmental conditions, applying for an implementation decision or notification is possible within 6 years from the date on which the environmental decision became final. It is also possible to extend this period to 10 years.
2. Applications for an integrated permit together with a risk analysis assessment
An integrated permit is required to operate an installation whose operation, due to the type and scale of its operations, may cause significant pollution of individual natural elements or the environment as a whole, with the exception of installations or parts thereof used solely for the research, development or testing of new products or processes technology. Integrated permits should provide a high level of protection, taking into account the requirements of best available techniques (BAT), published in BAT reference documents (BREFs), and in particular in the Commission implementing decisions, i.e. BAT Conclusions. The types of installations for which an integrated permit is required are listed in the Annex to the Regulation of the Minister of the Environment of 27 August 2014 on types of installations that may cause significant pollution of individual natural elements or the environment as a whole (Journal of Laws of 2014, item 1169).
We offer our clients comprehensive development of the application for an integrated permit together with representing the client before public administration bodies.
Integrated permits are issued for an indefinite period.
3. Documentation on air emissions
We develop applications for companies where emissions to air occur for a permit to release gases and dust into the air or we notify installations that do not require a permit.
Permission for the introduction of gases and dust into the air - is an administrative decision authorizing the introduction of gases and dust into the air from livestock facilities and industrial installations.
The permit is issued by way of a fixed-term decision, not longer than 10 years.
In the event that a permit for the release of gases or dusts into the air is not required, but the installation can have a negative impact on the environment, it may be required to report the fact that gases or dusts are released into the air.
Activities that cause emissions to a lesser extent can be carried out on a notification basis. A list of such installations is provided in the Regulation of the Minister of the Environment on the types of installations whose operation requires notification (Journal of Laws of 2019, item 1510).
The installation notification for the introduction of gases and dusts into the air is unlimited.
The permit is issued by way of a fixed-term decision, not longer than 10 years.
Legal basis for applications for a permit to introduce gases and dust into the air and notification of installations is the Act of 27 April 2001 Environmental Protection Law (Journal of Laws of 2019, item 1396, as amended).
4. Water law documentation
We prepare comprehensive applications for obtaining water law permits.
A water law permit is a type of permit granted by means of a decision by state administration bodies.
The decision of the water permit permits:
- special water use (sewage disposal, surface and underground water collection)
- making water equipment (wells, ponds, bridges)
- other activities that may have an impact on water status and water and wastewater management (introduction of industrial wastewater into the sewage system, rainwater drainage, water regulation, agricultural use of wastewater).
The legal basis for applications for a water permit is the Act of 20 July 2017 Water Law. (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 2268, as amended).
5. Waste management documentation
As part of the documentation offered, we prepare applications for the issue of:
- waste collection permits,
- waste treatment permits,
- waste transport permits,
- waste generation permits.
The legal basis for applications in the field of waste management is the Act of 14 December 2012 on waste (Journal of Laws 2019 item 701 as amended) and the Act of 27 April 2001 Environmental Protection Law (Journal of Laws 2018, item 799, as amended).
Permits and permits in the field of waste management are issued for a period not exceeding 10 years.
Below is a team of specialists dealing with the above-mentioned studies and a list of some of the works that we had the pleasure to perform in the last 3 years ended with obtaining environmental decisions.
List of works performed in 2017-2019
85 applications for the collection, generation and recovery of waste,
24 water law reports to obtain water law decisions
12 extensive opinions on environmental protection
96 nature and ornithological opinions and documentation
23 permits for air emissions (notifications and permits)
75 extended Information Cards and reports on environmental impact assessment for the purposes of obtaining environmental decisions in the field of industrial investments
21 extensive Information Cards and environmental impact assessment reports for the purposes of obtaining environmental decisions in the field of agricultural investments
21 documentation for obtaining integrated permits and their analysis