INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Chief Inspectorate for Environmental Protection

LMO Description
Organisation: 
Chief Inspectorate for Environmental Protection
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    National
    Poland
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>Chief Inspector of Environmental Protection (CIEP) is an authority responsible for coordination of enforcement activities with reference to environmental requirements and for coordination of environmental monitoring and assessments, working together with 16 Voivodeship Inspectors of Environmental Protection (VIEP) reporting simultaneously to him and to voivodes. CIEP and 16 VIEPs constitute Inspection of Environmental Protection (IEP) established in 1980. Today’s responsibilities of IEP result from the Act on State Inspection for Environmental Protection of 20 July 1991 with later amendments. The Chief Inspector of Environmental Protection is responsible for developing long-term programmes under the State Environmental Monitoring to implement the tasks arising from separate legislative acts, international commitments and other needs resulting from the National Environmental Policy. In relation to INSPIRE CIEP is a leading institution within the theme on environmental monitoring facilities (Annex III, Theme 7) </p>
    Main Activities: 
    Chief Inspector of Environmental Protection (CIEP) is an authority responsible for coordination of enforcement activities with reference to environmental requirements and for coordination of environmental monitoring and assessments, working together with 16 Voivodeship Inspectors of Environmental Protection. CIEP is the LMO responsible for the coordination of the State Environmental Monitoring in Poland. Being coordinator of IEP, CIEP concurrently plays a role of PRTR administrator and cooperates with the European Union Network of the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL). Moreover CIEP acts as the competent body for controlling transboundary movements of waste. Regarding environmental monitoring activities CIEP is responsible for the cooperation with the European Environment Agency, represents Poland in Management Board (currently is a Vice-Chair) and actively cooperates with EEA through National Focal Point / EIONET located in the Department of Monitoring and Environmental Information, as well as collects, processes and submits national environmental data on regular basis. CIEP is also main actor in the area of preventing major accidents in Poland (incl. SEVESO II directive). VIEPs are responsible for carrying out environmental inspections of entities being environment users with respect to compliance with the environmental requirements. They are also in charge for conducting monitoring measurements, SoE reporting and providing environmental information for society.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    National
    Poland
    Societal Sector: 
    central government
    Specific Expertise: 
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    participation in legislative work
    Primary Business: 
    Environmental monitoring, assessments, inspections