Accomplishing of the principle of healthy environmental management in Montenegro
Performance of professional and related administrative affairs; Organizing and planning of environmental monitoring
Conducting of the first instance administrative procedures in the field of air protection, climate changes, ozone layer protection, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation etc.
Vision: Montenegro will be one of the countries where people will live in harmony with the environment Mission: Active improvement of the environmental status of Montenegro in a professional way by serving nature, health and economic interests of the present and future generations.
In its professional aproach, the Environmental Protection Agency recognizes four major requirements
Communication with interested parties- openness;
Priority over all the other organisations in the public sectorthat are dealing with environmental protection.
Basic activities of the Agency
Issue of permits, environmental monitoring, inspection, daily communication with national and international organizations as well as with the public;
All those activities are done through 5 Sectors of the Agency:
1) Sector for Monitoring, analysis and reporting; Sector for the issue of permits; Sector for Communication and Information System Management; Department of Environmental Inspection; Service for Legal and Financial Affairs.
By establishing the Environmental Protection Agency one of the basic conditions for joining the European Union (EU) is fulfilled;With the work of the Agency, adequate environmental protection will be enabled
Organisation of the Environmental Protection Agency Executive Director Service for legal and financialaffairs Sector for ccommunication and information system management Departmentof environmentalinspection Sector for the issue of permits Sector for monitoring, analysisand reporting
Authorized for total management of monitoring activities in the field of the environment
Responsible for all environmental reports to the line ministry, Government, the public, and international organizations
Defines monitoring activities on the basis of national and international responsibilities in accordance with the strategyneeds and requirements
Deals with the integrated data analysis based on monitoring ,keeps records of all necessary reports
Sector for monitoring, analysis and reporting - employees- Dr Vladan Božović Assistant Director – Doctor of molecular biology and physiology Dr Sanja Damjanović Milena Bataković Grad.physicist Grad. biologist - Independent advisor III Irena Tadić Aleksandar Božović Grad. engineer ofinorganic technology– independent advisorI Grad. maritime engineer – independent advisor I Nataša Bjelica Tatjana Đoković Spec. med.nuc. physics – independent advisor I Spec. crim. chemistry – independent advisor I Lidija Šćepanović Msc Gordana Đukanović Grad. technologyengineer – independent advisor I Grad. inorganic technology engineer– independent advisor I Ivana Bulatović NemanjaČavlović Grad. biologist - Independent advisor III Grad. art historian Archaeologist-trainee
Sector for monitoring, analysis and reporting- implemented projects- Drafting of the Monitoring Programmeof the environmental status for 2009 that includes 6 programmesand 2 sub-programmes: Programmes of: Air quality control; Analysis of the content of hazardous and harmful substances in soil; Analysis of radio-nuclides in the environment; Monitoring of the marine ecosystem state of Montenegro (MED POL monitoring) Monitoring of the biodiversity state; Noise measuring in the environment; Sub-programme - Bio-monitoring of the Skadar Lake; Sub-programme - Preparation of the Radon map of Montenegro Tender has beenimplemented for conducting the monitoring of the environmental state for 2009
Sector for monitoring, analysis and reporting- implemented projects- The following items have been chosen on tenders:
“ PI Center for eco-toxicological testing of Montenegro”:
Participates in environmental impact assessments.
Within the sector is established and water registers regulated community which provides support and sector for inspection.
Documentation required for a license can be found at the agency: www.epa.org.me
Sector for the issue of permits - employees - Ilija Radović Licenses for ionizing radiation Coordinator of affairs Grad. technologyeng. Independent advisor I Sava Vuletić Boris Nišavić Grad. eng. of mechanical engineering Independent- advisorII Grad. agricultureeng. Independent advisor I Vladimir Pavićević Tatjana Đurčević Grad..biologist Independent advisor I Grad. biologist Independent advisor I Tamara Brajović Milorad Kustudić Milorad Kustudić Grad. biologist – independent advisor I Prof. physicsand electricalengineering Independent advisor I Iva Kolinović MscDragana Žugić Grad. chemical technologyeng – independent advisor I Grad. ecologyand environmental protection eng- Independent advisor I DaniloKujović Slavko Radonjić Slavko Radonjić Environmental protection engineer-trainee Grad. physicist- trainee
Radoman Vukić Grad.agriculture eng. – environmental inspector I Jasmina Janković Stanislava Lazarević Grad. biologist- ecologist - trainee Grad. biologist - ecologist - trainee Milica Milanović Milena Savović Bachelor of environmental protection - trainee Grad. agricultureeng- trainee Jelena Mugoša Grad.biologist- trainee Tatjana Mujičić Grad.technology engineer-trainee Jovana Žarić Grad.biologist - trainee Bosiljka Knežević Grad.biologist- trainee Sector for the issue of permits – employees-continuation
Sector for the issue of permits-implemented projects -
This Sector issued permits in the period from1/3/ 09 (the beginning of work of the Agency) until 31/12/09
For the cross-border movement of non-dangerous waste:
Movement of spare parts for ionizing radiation sources: 26
Movement of spare parts for non-ionizing radiation sources: 2
Decision for the use of ionizing radiation sources: (x-ray machines): 24
Sector for the issue of permitsimplemented projects
Presence at the meeting that was held on March 2-3 2009 with representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna on the subject ’’Managing of the medical radioactive waste’’;
Presence at the working meeting that was held on 27 March2009 with the representatives of IAEA in Vienna on the subject “Legislation for natural radio elements and those that are created after technological process”;
Active presence at meetings with representatives of the IAEA in Vienna that referred to the project of monitoring radioactivity in the environment in western Balkan countries and project of assessment of regulatory infrastructure, nuclear safety and radiation protection in western Balkan countries;
Participation in drafting a report on environmental impact assessment of eventual building of a nuclear power reactor in Albania;
Creating forms that refer to conditions that must be fulfilled by legal persons for doing measurements for the assessment of the level of exposure to ionizing radiation of persons, who work with radiation sources, patients, and decontamination .
Sectorfor communicationandinformation system management
Sector for Communication and Information System Management
Provides the application of EU directives and other regulations
Enablesthe public participation in decision making procedures;
Plays the role of a domestic information center which provides data on where professional information and knowledge can be found;
Cooperates with various networks and organizations (e.g. EEA, EIONET, IMPEL, ECENA and other networkswhich act within the European Union).
Sector for Communication and Information System Management Miroslav Jaramaz Assistant Director– grad.economist Jelena Asanović Zdenka Rakočević Computer eng. - consultant Prof. of English language - consultant Valentina Aranđelović Helena Đurović Grad. maritime engineer- consultant Grad. mathematician - trainee Adnan Đečević Spec applied computer science-trainee Radomir Simović Bachelor of applied computer science-trainee Ivan Popović Grad. ecc for tourism - trainee Milena Popović Bachelor ofEnglishlanguage -trainee Jovana Mrvaljević Spec. ofEnglishlanguage- trainee Ivana Marković Spec. politicologist- trainee Bojan Bašanović Grad.sociologist - Consultant Anđela Kolinović Bachelor of politicology- trainee
Sector for Communication and Information System Management -implemented projects-
The internet presentation of the Agency has been drafted;
The site of the Agency has been completed, through which all interested entities, at any time, can acquire important information on the status of the environment and get acquainted with the work of the Agency;
The data base concerning issued permits and environmental consents is available at any time
There will be questionnaires that inspectors shall fulfill when going on site
Although not being implemented, the Project related to GIS (Geographic- Information System) is in preparation and its implementation is expected soon;
EIONET – Program that will connect all national and international institutions that perform the task of collecting and sharing data on the state of the environment.
Sector for Communication and Information System Management-implemented projects-
A range of other activities is performed every day which are related to the following and analysis ofwritten media and archiving of alltexts and newspaper articles and notifications concerning activities of the Agencyand environmental protection in in general;
Data Collection related to the work of sectors for the issue of permits and inspection is performed;
Information system maintenancerepresents everyday maintenance and updating of hardwareand softwareand monitoring of the overall information system of the Agency
Waste disposal prohibited Department of environmental inspection
Plans and performs environmental inspection and prepares relevant reports;
Environmental inspection Plan has been drafted by municipalities for June-December 2009;
Establishes cooperation with municipalities and other relevant bodies such as: police, ministries, customs, etc;
The information collected by this sector is transferred to the sector for the issue of permits and a competent ministry.
Department of Environmental Inspection- employees - Vesna Zarubica The Head of the Department, Grad. metallurgyengineer-the chief environmental inspector Olivera Radinović Pavle Radoman Grad. metallurgyengineer- environmental inspector I Grad. metallurgy engineer- environmental inspector I I Mladen Bešić Sejdo Đukić Grad. metallurgy engineer- - environmental inspector I Grad. technology engineer-environmental inspector I Vesna Vučinić Dragan Raičević Grad. metallurgy engineer- - environmental inspector II Grad. metallurgy engineer- - environmental inspector II Đorđije Grdinić Jelena Nikčević Grad. metallurgy engineer- - environmental inspector III Grad.biologist-trainee Ilija Gojović Dejan Filipović Bachelor of chemical technology- trainee Grad.biologist -trainee Ana L azović Vesna Bigović Bachelor of environmental protection- trainee Grad.physicist-trainee Marija Petričević Ranka Zarubica Tourism techinician Grad.biologist – environmental inspector I
Department of environmental inspection- implemented projects - The Environmental Inspection has performed, until 31/12/ 09
Department of Environmental inspection - implemented projects -
The procedure of integral cadastre drafting has been initiated
The framework inventory ofall companies and entrepreneurs in Montenegrowho can affect the state of the environment quality has been drafted
The collection of data for the drafting of the central registry of ionizing radiation sources
Service for legal and financial affairs
Service for legal and financial affairs Performs preparation and adopts regulations and general acts of the Agency;
Monitors the implementation of EU regulations and directives;
Keeps Central and staff records on civil servants and state employees;
Performs affairs of publicprocurements for needs of the Agency;
Performs preparation and pre-accounting of funds;
Drafts periodic accounts and final budget, etc.
Archives and the courier service function within this Department
Service for legal and financial affairs Zoran Mitrović Head of the Service Grad.economist - Senior state employee I Nikola Golubović L aw graduate- Independent consultant I Nela Vukčević Law graduate- Independent consultant I Hamid Š abović Grad. economist- Independent consultant I Sandra Džudović Kojadinov ić Grad. economist- Independent consultantIII Mladen Đuranović SVS -state employeeIV Milan Jovanović Nebojša Vasiljević SVS- state employeeIV SVS – state employeeIV Nikola Božović Dejan Gazivoda SVS-state employee IV SVS – state employeeIV Marina Damjanović Rada Petrović SVS– state employeeIV SVS – state employee IV Snežana Kepić Snežana Milićević SVS- state employeeIV SVS-state employee IV Sonja Vešović Filip Popović SVS- state employee IV SVS -state employeeIV
-Continuation- Milena Adžić SVS- employeeIV Nada Jovanović Law graduate- trainee Amela Haverić Bachelor of finance and accounting manager- trainee Zoran Amidžić Grad.industrial manager- trainee Željka Jovović Grad. economist- -trainee Verica Čolović Grad.tourism manager-trainee Siniša Novaković Bachelor of economics- trainee Milan Luković Bachelor of economics.-trainee Vladimir Radunović SVS (V degree) - trainee Jelena Čabarkapa Bachelor of tourism and hospitality - trainee
Service for legal and financial affairs - implemented projects -
Communication with the state bodies of Montenegro;
Participation in preparation of drafting of the proposal of the Regulation on manner and procedure of registration, putting a vehicle onto the market, establishment of the system of take, collection and processing of wasted vehiclesand work of the system;
Drafting of materials forthe Ecology Fair and Seminar on establishment and functioning of the Environmental Protection Agency.