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Looking back
Looking forward
June 2016

- Study visit to Austria. Delegation included: Israeli MoEP professionals, industry

- Mission on soil protection with 1 German expert, recommendation on cadasters

- Double mission on hazardous waste management and waste management with 2 Austrian and 2 UK experts

- Mission on energy efficiency with 1 German expert and 1 UK expert. Including manual preparation

- Mission on best practices food waste in EU and recommendation paper with 1 German expert

- Mission on British IPPC system with 1 UK expert

- Mission on hazardous substances and implementation of SEVESO Directive to continue work on manual

September/October 2016

- Mission on continuous stack monitoring with 2 experts from Germany: completion of manual, round table discussion, site visit

- 2 Missions on EMS with 1 UK expert, 2 Austrian experts, writing of Manual

- Study visit to Northern Ireland Delegation to include: Israeli MoEP professionals, environmental NGOs, industry

- Mission on hazardous substances with 1 German expert

- Mission on energy efficiency with 1 German expert continuing the manual

- Mission on continuous stack monitoring with 2 experts from Germany: completion of manual, round table discussion, site visit

- Mission on classification of hazardous waste, manual drafting with 2 Austrian experts

July 2016

- Mission on EMAS with 2 Austrian experts including drafting of manual

- Mission on Soil Protection including drafting of soil baseline report with 1 German expert

- Mission on plastic and print installations including drafting of manual with 2 German experts

November 2016

• Mission on hazardous materials with 2 German experts and 1 Austrian expert

• Mission on printing processes with 2 German experts

• Mission on continuous stack monitoring with 2 experts from Germany, training with new manual

• Mission on hazardous waste management 3 Austrian experts including discussion on sampling methods

• Mission on EMS with 3 Austrian experts

• Mission on Energy Efficiency with 1 German and 1 UK expert

• Mission on hazardous waste classification, completion of manual

• Mission on New TA Luft and BREF with 2 German experts

• Mission on odor issues

August 2016

- Mission on new TA Luft with 1 German expert concerning preparation of mission in November

- Double mission on waste Management, writing of manual on municipal waste with 2 UK experts

December/January 2016-2017

• Mission on UK permitting system with 1 UK expert

• Mission on hazardous substances with 2 German experts

• Mission on print processes with 2 German experts and drafting of manual

• Mission on stack monitoring with 2 German experts

• Mission on mass balances with 2 German experts

• Mission on waste co-incineration with 2 German experts

Achieved Results

- Benchmarks (site visit reports, recommendations, high-level ad hoc advice, minutes of workshop)

- Work on manuals

- 1 successful study tour of Austria

Looking back
Looking forward
January 2016

- Double mission on hazardous waste and soil protection, with 2 experts from Austria, focusing on: interfaces of both regulatory systems, waste classification according to EU waste catalog, mirror entries, threshold from EU member states, possible adaptation in Israel, preparation of a waste manual. Mission included a site visit to a transfer station.

- Mission on continuous stack monitoring with 2 experts from Germany, focusing on: preparation of a manual, implementation of gap analysis, round table discussions about Israeli data management, preparation of presentation of German classification scheme.

- Mission on waste management with 2 UK experts, including workshop and site visit.

May 2016

- Mission on continuous stack monitoring with 2 experts from Germany: completion of manual, round table discussion, site visit - Mission on waste management with 2 UK experts, including workshop and site visit

- Mission on hazardous substances with 2 German experts

- Mission on LCP (large combustion plants) with 2 German experts

February 2016

- Mission on energy efficiency with 1 German expert. Included manual preparation

- Mission on wastewater stream inventory with 2 German experts, including roundtable discussion with different regulators (Ministry of Health, Water Authority) and site visit

- Mission on waste management with 2 UK experts, including workshop and site visit

- Ad hoc mission aimed at getting legal advice on the Israeli Green Licensing Law with one German expert, including a discussion at the Knesset

June 2016

- Study visit to Austria. Delegation to include: Israeli MoEP professionals, environmental NGOs, industry

- Mission on soil protection with 2 German experts

- Double mission on Germany’s revised TA Luft (Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control) and BREF process, with 2 high-level German experts

- Double mission on hazardous substances and waste management with 2 German and 2 UK experts

March 2016

- Mission on wastewater end-of-pipe treatment with 2 German experts, discussion with different regulators (Ministry of Health, Water Authority), site visit

- Double mission on resource efficiency (material use) and energy efficiency with 2 German experts and 1 from UK: preparation of manuals and preparation of stakeholder workshop in April

- Visibility mission: creation of project logo, preparation of program and invitation for stakeholder workshop and visibility

- Mission on hazardous substances with 2 German experts, including round table discussions with IDF Home Front and Fire Brigade, site visit to hazardous substance storage site

- Mission on waste management with 2 UK experts, including workshop and site visit

- Steering Committee meeting

April 2016

- Double mission on hazardous waste and waste management, with 2 experts from UK, 1 expert from Austria and 1 expert from Germany, focusing on: interfaces of both regulatory systems, treatment plants, classification of treatment plants and of waste; - Mission on VOC emissions from plastics installation with 2 German experts, including: manual preparation, round table discussion, site visits; - Mission on Environmental Management system with expert from Austria; - Stakeholder workshop: Cutting Costs by Resource Efficiency & Energy Management, Increasing Competitiveness and Environmental Performance by Efficient Material and Energy Use. Presentations by: 6 German experts (2 from the private sector), representative of the EU Delegation to Israel, MoEP, environmental NGOs, Israeli industry.

Achieved Results
Planned Results
  • Benchmarks (site visit reports, recommendations, high-level ad hoc advice, minutes of workshop) ;
  • Work on manuals.
  • Manuals on each topic;
  • Workshops on implementation of topics;
  • Training and capacity building;
  • Recommendations.

Looking back Looking forward
November 2015
Wastewater Mission with 2 German experts, including a gap analysis.
January 2016
Steering Committee Meeting, with project leaders from Germany, Austria and Northern Ireland, Israeli project leader, RTA, RTA Counterpart, representative of MFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and European Delegation.
November 2015
mission on hazardous substances with 3 German Experts, including a gap analysis.
January 2016
Double mission on hazardous waste and soil protection, with 2 experts from Austria, focusing on interfaces of both regulatory systems, waste classification according to EU waste catalog, mirror entries, threshold from EU member states and possible adaptation in Israel, preparation of a waste manual with a site visit to a transfer station. Possibility of preparation of a larger workshop in one of the next missions.
November 2015:
mission on soil Protection with 2 German and 1 Austrian expert, including a gap analysis.
January 2016:
mission on continuous stack monitoring with 2 experts from Germany, with start of preparation of manual, implementation of gap analysis, round table discussions towards Israeli data management guideline, preparation of presentation of German classification scheme.
November 2015
Double mission on material streams (food streams and plastic), with 2 Experts from Germany and to Experts from UK.
January 2016rdweek of February:
mission on material streams (food and plastics) with 2 UK experts.
November 2015
Adhoc advice on opening of new installation vs. neighborhood complaint of odor nuisance, with 2 German experts, including a meeting with all stakeholders (MoEP, Local Authorities, Installation, BREF author, NGO) – due to the experts' input, the issue was resolved to the content of all involved parties (see also article).
February 2016
Mission on energy efficiency with one German expert.
November 2015
Mission on inspection issues with German expert.
February 2016
Mission on wastewater stream inventory with 2 German experts.
December 2015
Two missions - one on environmental management systems (with 1 expert from Austria) and one on resource efficiency (with 2 experts from Germany, and 1 from UK).
February 2016
Mission on Environmental Management System with Austrian expert.
Achieved Results Planned Results
  • 5 gap analyses (air quality, hazardous waste expert, hazardous substances, soil protection, waste expert)
  • Start of round table discussion on the content of the manuals
  • Manuals/guidelines on each topic
  • Workshops
  • Training and capacity building
  • Recommendations

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