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Projects - RMCEI

Cross cutting the Environmental Inspection Cycle

  • Number: 2013/12
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2013
Since the development of the step-by-step guidance book many IMPEL projects has been executed and a good number of tools, methodologies, procedures, good practice and other information has been developed and collected. The reports of these projects are stored on the IMPEL website. In practice we see that all developed tools, methodologies, procedures and information are somehow related to each other and related to the Environmental Inspection Cycle however this connection is not always clear because...
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  • Lead Country:
  • Netherlands

IRI Finland

  • Number: 2013/03
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2013
The IRI scheme is a voluntary scheme providing for informal reviews of environmental authorities in IMPEL member countries. It was set up to implement the European Parliament and Council Recommendation (2001/331/EC) providing for minimum criteria for environmental inspections (RMCEI), where it states: “Member States should assist each other administratively in operating this Recommendation.  The establishment by Member States in cooperation with IMPEL of reporting and advice schemes relating...
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  • Lead Country:
  • Finland

Results of the IMPEL Review Initiative (IRI)

  • Number: 2013/02
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2013
The IRI scheme is a voluntary scheme providing for informal reviews of environmental authorities in IMPEL Member countries. It was set up to implement the European Parliament and Council Recommendation (2001/331/EC) providing for minimum criteria for environmental inspections (RMCEI), where it states: “Member States should assist each other administratively in operating this Recommendation.  The establishment by Member States in cooperation with IMPEL of reporting and advice schemes relating...
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  • Lead Country:
  • UK (England & Wales)

IRI Poland

  • Number: 2013/01
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2013
The IRI scheme is a voluntary scheme providing for informal reviews of environmental authorities in IMPEL Member countries. It was set up to implement the European Parliament and Council Recommendation (2001/331/EC) providing for minimum criteria for environmental inspections (RMCEI), where it states: “Member States should assist each other administratively in operating this Recommendation.  The establishment by Member States in cooperation with IMPEL of reporting and advice schemes relating...
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  • Lead Country:
  • Poland

IRI Iceland

  • Number: 2012/02
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2012
The IRI scheme is a voluntary scheme providing for informal reviews of environmental authorities in IMPEL Member countries. It was set up to implement the European Parliament and Council Recommendation (2001/331/EC) providing for minimum criteria for environmental inspections (RMCEI), where it states: “Member States should assist each other administratively in operating this Recommendation.  The establishment by Member States in cooperation with IMPEL of reporting and advice schemes relating...
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  • Lead Country:
  • Iceland

IRI Italy (Lombardia)

  • Number: 2012/01
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2012
The IRI scheme is a voluntary scheme providing for informal reviews of environmental authorities in IMPEL Member countries. It was set up to implement the European Parliament and Council Recommendation (2001/331/EC) providing for minimum criteria for environmental inspections (RMCEI), where it states: “Member States should assist each other administratively in operating this Recommendation.  The establishment by Member States in cooperation with IMPEL of reporting and advice schemes relating...
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  • Lead Country:
  • Italy (Lombardia)

Doing the Right Things for Waste Shipment Inspections (DTRT-TFS), phase 2

  • Number: 2012/14
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2012
This IMPEL-project explores the usefulness of the DTRT methodology for waste shipment inspections with the ultimate aim of providing a practical tool, based on the DTRT Guidance Book, which can help improve the organisation of waste shipment inspections by competent authorities in the IMPEL member countries. Three competent authorities from...
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  • Lead Country:
  • Netherlands

Setting Inspection Targets and Monitoring Performance, phase 2

  • Number: 2012/05
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2012
In the IMPEL “Doing the right things” (DTRT) project, a Guidance Book was produced to assist environmental authorities plan inspections. The Guidance Book uses an Environmental Inspection Cycle that is divided into a number of connected steps of which planning is one step and performance monitoring is another step. According to the Guidance Book authorities should, as part of their inspection planning, define measurable targets on desired outputs and outcomes and...
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  • Lead Country:
  • Netherlands and Portugal

Commission releases Communication on implementation and enforcement of EU environment law

The European Commission published a Communication on Wednesday 07 March in response to a December 2010 Environment Council request that member states and the Commission enhance and improve the implementation and enforcement of EU environment legislation. The Communication focuses on knowledge about the state of the environment and how to tackle challenges on the ground. The Commission says that better access [...]

Environmental inspections of industrial installations in accordance with the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED)

  • Number: 2012/06
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2012
On 6 January 2011 the Industrial Emissions Directive entered into force, and its provisions listed in Article 80(1) have to be transposed into national law within two years. The IED sets new requirements on the inspection of industrial installations as described in Article 23 and other  inspection relevant articles of the Directive. At a meeting of IMPEL with the Commission, DG Environment, in July 2011 the Commission asked IMPEL to do more on the new requirements of the environmental legislation...
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  • Lead Country:
  • Germany & Scotland