Implementation of the National Implementation Plan (NIP) of the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

The National Implementation Plan of the Stockholm Convention in the Czech Republic

The Stockholm Convention on POPs is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically and accumulate in the fatty tissue of humans and wildlife. By the legally bound Government Resolution No. 1572/2005 the NIP of the Stockholm Convention on POPs was taken into a consideration. Short-, mid- and long-term actions are included in the NIP for period of 10 years.

Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on persistent organic pollutants and amending Directive 79/117/EEC

The Regulation primarily concerns environmental protection and the protection of human health. It establishes a common legal framework, within which to take measures designed in particular to eliminate the production, placing on the market and use of intentionally produced POPs.
Concentration limits of substances subject to waste management provisions set out in article 7, minimum and maximum concentration limits were set in amendments to the Regulation. Further disposal and recovery operations ensuring that the POPs content is destroyed or irreversibly transformed were permitted including pre-treatment, repackaging and temporary storage operations.

Project on the Czech Republic’s Inventory of contaminated sites by POPs

The main aim of two years project started in September 2008 is to compile data on existing contaminated sites and locations potentially consisting of, containing or contaminated with POPs listed in the Stockholm Convention and/or in Regulation (EC) No. 850/2004 on POPs in the Czech Republic.

Data obtained will subsequently become the part of the Contaminated Sites Database System - Systém evidence kontaminovaných míst (SEKM), as well as priority and risk profile of each contaminated site shall be evaluated.

Analytical laboratories of the Czech Republic authorized to analyze POPs

Summary of laboratory capacity and standardized analytical methods for POPs in different matrix in the Czech Republic.