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Environmental protection requirements for treatment of contaminated sites polluted with oil products.

Document type
Land & soil, Water
Pollution control Soil conservation/soil improvement Soil pollution/quality Soil rehabilitation Oil pollution Hazardous waste Authorization/permit Potable water Freshwater pollution Groundwater
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Northern Europe

Regulation on environmental protection requirements LAND 9-2009 for treatment of contaminated sites polluted with oil products sets forth the following objectives: (a) to protect human health from adverse effects from areas contaminated with oil products; (b) to protect soil, subsoil and groundwater from potential oil pollution; (c) to reduce the negative impact of oil pollution of groundwater and related groundwater ecosystems; and (d) to protect potable groundwater resources from quality deterioration. These requirements set out the procedures for the investigation of sites contaminated by oil, soil, groundwater contamination limit values, the procedure for their adjustment with the consideration of specific characteristics of the geological environment and the main requirements for management of contaminated sites. The provisions of these Requirements apply independently of soil and groundwater depth of deposition and contamination time. These Requirements are binding on all natural and legal persons who have contaminated by oil state-owned leased land, as well as all environmental operators who manage chemically contaminated areas. Maximum permissible oil pollution limits are determined for soil regardless of depth and underground water. Requirements for the manager of oil contaminated site: (a) in situ remediation or isolation of the contaminated site can be performed by legal entities or persons or groups of persons acting on the basis of a joint activity and authorized to conduct subsoil exploration in accordance with the license on hazardous waste management issued by the Ministry of Environment; and (b) ex situ cleaning of the contaminated area or its isolation works may be performed only legal persons and groups of such persons acting on a joint venture holding hazardous waste manager's license issued in accordance with the procedure established by the Ministry of Environment.

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Legislation | European Union | 2006 (2014)

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Legislation | European Union | 2004 (2019)

Keyword: Liability/compensation, Polluter pays principle, Protection of habitats, Data collection/reporting, Pollution control, Public health, Soil pollution/quality, Marine pollution, Sustainable use, Ecosystem preservation, Freshwater pollution, Protection of species


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Legislation | European Union | 1979

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Legislation | European Union | 2000 (2014)

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