The Act regulates industrial emissions in Estonia. Its purpose is to achieve a high level of protection of the environment taken as a whole by minimizing emissions into air, water and soil and the generation of waste in order to prevent adverse environmental impacts. The Act determines the industrial activities of high environmental hazard, provides the requirements for operation therein and liability for failure to comply with the requirements, and the organisation of state supervision. The Act applies to industrial activities listed in § 19 of this Act (including industries involving food, livestock, minerals, etc.); large combustion plants in accordance with the provisions of § 64 of this Act; waste incineration plants and waste co-incineration plants in accordance with § 85 of this Act; installations using organic solvents and activities defined in § 113 of this Act; and installations producing titanium dioxide. The Act does not apply to research activities, development activities or the testing of new products and processes if the scale of such activities is so small as to not impact the environment to a significant extent.
Implements: Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control). (2010-11-24)
Implements: Regulation (EC) No. 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on shipments of waste. (2006-06-14)
Implements: Regulation (EC) No. 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down health rules as regards animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 1774/2002 (Animal by-products Regulation). (2009-10-21)
Implements: Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. (2008-12-16)
Implements: Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No. 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC. (2006-12-18)
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