Twinning Newsletter, No 4, September 2016

 
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Implementation and Strengthening the Environmental Framework for IPPC, Resource Efficiency and Eco-Management in Israel
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Project News
Study visit to Austria: risk assessment, eco-management and waste-to-energy

The first study visit of the Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection’s current Twinning project took place in Austria. An Israeli delegation – including representatives from the ministry and industry, and members of the Twinning team – travelled to Vienna from May 29th to June 5th Austrian project Partner. Read more

 

Management of Municipal Solid Waste:
Twinning Missions with UK Experts


These missions proved to be very successful and productive, thanks to the input of experts Mr. Graham Byrne and Mr. Sandy Truesdale from Northern Ireland, who worked closely with professionals from the Ministry.
There is still work to do, however, as the ultimate objective of the missions is for the UK experts to write a "Recommendation Paper."
Many pressing issues regarding Management of MSW were addressed during the missions:

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Manuals in Progress

One focus of the Twinning project is the writing of manuals in all three components based on the specific requirements of the Israeli counterparts . Currently experts from Germany, Austria and UK are working on.
Component 1
  1. Waste water stream inventories for the chemical industries in Israel
  2. Manual for waste classification
  3. Manual on classification of Treatment Operations
  4. Guidance on aspects relevant for permitting and inspection of installations using hazardous substances regarding prevention of major accidents
  5. Manual on plastic manufacturing in Israel
  6. Guideline for Best Available Techniques )BAT) in the sector of Printing
  7. Manual on stack monitoring issues in Israel
  8. Manual for selected issues of contaminated site management
Component 2
Manual concerning implementation of an environmental management system

Component 3
  1. Recommendation paper concerning management of municipal waste in Israel
  2. Integrated and stepwise Energy Audit and Energy Management System for small and medium size enterprises (SME)
  3. vertical guidance document for energy efficiency in the beverage industry.

First stakeholder workshop on resource efficiency took place sucessfully in April

Representatives of all 3 project countries – Germany, Austria and UK – were present as either speakers or participating audience.
A summary of the workshop and all presentations of all the speakers can be found here:

Related presentations

 

Looking back

 
June
  • 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 with continuing work on Manual

July
  • 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
August
 
  • Mission on new TA Luft with 1 German expert concerning preparation of mission in November
  • Double mission on waste Managemen,writing of manual on municipal waste with 2 UK expe
















  



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 forward

 
September/October
  • 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, 1 Austrian expert, 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
November
  • Mission on hazardous substances 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 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 odour issues
December/January
  • 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 soil protection with 2 Austrian experts and finalization of manual
  • Mission on EMS with 2 Austrian experts
  • 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

 

Quaterly Report  #4

Resident Twinning Adviser Gabi Schramm’s presentation on the last quarter (Juli-September 2016) can be found here. 

Further Information 


Meet the Team
Shuli Nezer, Deputy Director General, Project Leader Beneficiary Country
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Disclaimer: The Twinning project is funded by the European Union. This newsletter has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this newsletter are the sole responsibility of the Twinning Project on “Implementation and Strengthening the Environmental Framework for IPPC, Resource Efficiency and Eco-Management in Israel” (IL/11) and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

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