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ENVIRONMENT’2000

2001-02-26

ENVIRONMENT’2000 - MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT ANNUAL REPORT, 2000


 

CONTENT
PART I. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT...............................................................................5
Chapter 1. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE  .........................................................................................7
1.1. Improvement of Management of the Ministry .......................................................................................7
1.2. Professional Development of Employees ..............................................................................................7
1.3. Analysis of the Financial Activity of the Ministry.................................................................................8
Chapter 2. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION POLICY  ..........................................................................9
2.1. Documents Regulating Environmental Protection Policy......................................................................9
2.2. Priorities of Environmental Protection ................................................................................................10
Chapter 3. LEGAL REGULATION ..............................................................................................................11
Chapter 4. INTEGRATION INTO THE EUROPEAN UNION ...........................................................................13
4.1. Review of the Integration into the EU .................................................................................................13
4.2. Negotiation Process with the EU .........................................................................................................15
4.3. National  Programme for the Adoption of the Acquis  (NAPP)...........................................................15
4.4. Approximation of Lithuanian Legal Acts with EU Legal Acts............................................................16
4.5. Implementation of EU Requirements...................................................................................................16
Chapter 5. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION.........................................................................................18
5.1. Intergovernmental Agreements............................................................................................................18
5.2. Interinstitutional Cooperation ..............................................................................................................20
5.3. Multilateral Cooperation in Implementing Requirements of Conventions ..........................................25
5.4. Cooperation with International Organizations .....................................................................................27
Chapter 6. ECONOMIC REGULATION AND FINANCING .............................................................................30
6.1. Pollution Tax and Tax on State Natural Resources..............................................................................30
6.2. State and Municipal Budget Expenditure in the Field of Environmental Protection ...........................32
6.3. Non-budgetary Funds...........................................................................................................................35
6.4. Financing of the System of the Ministry of Environment....................................................................39
6.5. Use of Foreign Technical and Financial Assistance ............................................................................39
Chapter 7. STATE CONTROL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND THE UTILIZATION OF
NATURAL RESOURCES .............................................................................................................................44
Chapter 8. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT  ................................................................................46
8.1. Formulation of the Environmental Impact Assessment Policy ............................................................46
8.2.  Analysis  of  Documents  of  the  Environmental  Impact  Assessment  of  the  Proposed  Economic
Activity ...........................................................................................................................................................47
Chapter 9. REGULATION OF HANDLING OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES  .................................................49
9.1. Formulation of Chemical Substances Management Policy..................................................................49
9.2. Preparation and Implementation of Programmes and Projects ............................................................50
9.3. Cooperation with the Institutions Carrying Out State Control of Handling Chemical Substances and
Preparations, Non-governmental Organizations and Industrial Enterprises ...............................................51
9.4. Participation in the Activity of Interdepartmental Commissions.........................................................51
Chapter 10. POLUTION PREVENTION  ......................................................................................................52
Chapter 11. INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT ...............................................................................53
11.1. Restructuring of the Organizational Structure ...................................................................................53
11.2. Integration of Information Systems ...................................................................................................53
11.3. Development of Information Systems and other Functional Programmes.........................................53
11.4. Development of the Information System of the Ministry of Environment ........................................53
11.5  Participation  in  Implementing  State  and  International  Assistance  Programmes,  in  Creating  and
Improving Information Systems and their Components .............................................................................54
11.6. Problems ............................................................................................................................................55
Chapter 12. PUBLIC EDUCATION AND PROVISION OF INFORMATION...................................................56
Chapter 13. TERRITORIAL PLANNING ....................................................................................................61
13.1. Formulation and Implementation of the Country’s Territorial Planning Policy ................................61
13.2. Information System of Territorial Planning.......................................................................................63
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Chapter 14. HOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION POLICY............................................................................64
14.1. Implementation of Housing Policy ....................................................................................................64
14.2. Standardizing of Construction, Contract Relations and Pricing.........................................................65
14.3. Standardization and Certification.......................................................................................................65
Chapter 15. STATE SUPERVISION OF TERRITORIAL PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION.....................66
PART II. STATE OF ENVIRONMENT, MAIN CHANGE TRENDS AND PROTECTION
MEASURES..........67
Chapter 1. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING............................................................................................68
Chapter 2. AMBIENT AIR  ...........................................................................................................................72
2.1. Ambient Air Pollution..........................................................................................................................72
2.2. Fulfillment of International Obligations ..............................................................................................74
2.3. Ambient Air Quality ............................................................................................................................74
Chapter 3. WATER .....................................................................................................................................78
3.1. Use of Water Resources and Waste Water Discharge .........................................................................78
3.2. Water Quality.......................................................................................................................................81
3.3. Baltic Sea Environment Protection ......................................................................................................91
Chapter 4. SOIL  ...........................................................................................................................................93
4.1. Use of Pesticides..................................................................................................................................93
4.2. Soil Contamination with Pesticide Residues........................................................................................93
Chapter 5. WASTE  .......................................................................................................................................96
Chapter 6. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION WITH RADIONUCLIDES......................................................101
6.1. Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant ............................................................................................................101
6.2. Maišiagala Repository of Radioactive Waste ....................................................................................102
6.3. Radioactive Waste .............................................................................................................................103
6.4. Transportation of Radioactive Substances .........................................................................................104
Chapter 7. THE LANDSCAPE ....................................................................................................................105
Chapter 8. PROTECTED AREAS  ..............................................................................................................107
8.1. The System of Protected Areas..........................................................................................................107
8.2. Organization of Activity of the Administrations of Protected Areas  ................................................108
8.3. Protection and Management of Protected Areas  ...............................................................................109
8.4. The Register of Protected Areas ........................................................................................................109
Chapter 9. NATURAL RESOURCES............................................................................................................110
9.1. Forests................................................................................................................................................110
9.2. Vegetation Resources ........................................................................................................................113
9.3. Animal Resources  .............................................................................................................................117
9.4. Underground Resources ....................................................................................................................124


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Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas
Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas