The field of ambient air protection is where our main strength lies. We have been specialising in this field since the founding of the company in 2002, when our main focus lay in processing dispersion studies and expert opinions for our clients applying for permits with the regional authorities, in accordance with legislation on Ambient Air Protection.
In processing of dispersion studies, we base our work on our extensive experience in this field. We have processed studies for a number of different types of emission sources – from small stationary isolated point sources (e.g. boiler-room) to line sources (e.g. environmental impact of traffic) and area sources of emission (e.g. ground shaping, etc.). We are proud of our flexibility due to our background in processing a varied range of studies, and we therefore have the abilities to adapt to the requirements of our customers. We can evaluate the local impact of a source within a territory as close as in hundreds of meters, but we are also able to complete dispersion studies for bigger territorial authorities, such as statutory cities or dispersion studies of a regional scope.
In processing dispersion studies, we use the latest versions of mathematical simulation based on referential methodology Symos ’97.
For the purposes of graphic presentation of mathematical simulation results, we use the Surfer® program from an American company Golden Software or standard geographic applications (GIS).
We were granted the authorisation certificate for processing dispersion studies by the Ministry of the Environment according to Section 32 (1) (e) of Act No. 201/2012 Coll., on ambient air protection.
An Expert opinion is a study that is an obligatory annex to applications for permit to place the source of air pollution, construction permit, or a change in air pollution sources in accordance with § 11 of Act No. 201/2012 Coll., on Air protection.
Unlike dispersion studies, expert opinions require a detailed assessment of the proposed technical solutions, project parameters, their overarching concepts, and their further comparison with information on best available technology (BAT). Emission limits are drafted during this process and the final decision determines whether a recommendation to issue the permit will be granted.
Expert opinions are therefore very important pieces of documentation and can significantly affect the whole procedure for the authorisation of a new source or a change in an existing source of air pollution.
We hold an authorisation of the Ministry of the Environment for the purpose of processing expert opinions, according to č.j. 2351/740/03 since 5. 8. 2003.
Operating Rules for pollutant sources are an obligatory element for operators, marked in column C in Annex 2 in Act. No. 201/2012 Coll. on Air protection. Operating rules contain a set of technical operational parameters and technical organisational precautions to ensure a smooth operation of stationary sources, including precautions to prevent, lessen the impact, and eliminate the consequences of emergency states according to the legislation on environmental protection.
Our company has a long experience with processing operating rules for different branches of the industry – from energy and car industry to different technologies and methods of surface treatments using solvents.
Our company has been focusing on issues regarding greenhouse gas emission permits since its first trading period, when we were also operating as an authorised person for verifying emission statements.
From the second trading period onwards, we have been fully and solely focusing on consultant support for our clients and supporting them with processing of monitoring plans, greenhouse gas emission reports, producing applications for issuing of permits free of charge, etc.
EMISSION REDUCTION PROGRAMMES AND AIR QUALITY PROGRAMMES
Emission reduction programmes are processed in accordance with the 86/2002 Act., alongside programmes for the improvement of ambient air quality. They are an invaluable tool for regulating air quality in municipalities, regions and on a nationwide level. With a change in legislation beginning with the delegation of powers to the Ministry of Environment in 2012, the power of municipalities has lessened. However, they have maintained the ability to operate with tools delegated to them in these programmes.
With our many years of practice in this field gained through processing emission reduction programmes, we can help you with all the tasks and documentation necessary when focusing on the topic of ambient air protection. Our team draws on our extensive experience in producing conceptual documents regarding air protection and energy. We would like to present to you some of our completed projects in this field:
- Redeveloping the Regional Integrated programme to Improving Air Quality in the Moravian-Silesian region.
- Redeveloping the conceptions for the Programme to Improve Air Quality in the Olomouc region
- Situational reports for the Emission Reduction and Air Quality Pollutants in the Environment of the Moravian-Silesian region.
- Local programme for improving the ambient air quality of the statutory city of Karviná.
- Integrated local programme for lowering the emission of solid pollutants, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds and ammonia in Karviná city.
- The impact of long range transport of emission on the ambient air quality of the Statutory City of Karviná.
- Analysis of ambient air quality on the area of the city of Ostrava and legislation in the ambient air protection.
- Evaluation of accomplishing the territorial energy concept of the Moravian-Silesian region.
- Redeveloping the territorial energy concept of the statutory city of Karviná – I., II., III. Phase.
- Territorial energy concept of the statutory city of Ostrava – Ecological part – I., II., III. Phase.