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4 th ECENA Exchange Programme for The Environmental Enforcement Agencies and Inspectorates October 19 – 21, 2005 Cluj Napoca, Romania. INSPECTAN Environmental inspection guidelines for tanning industry. Alessandra Burali. BACKGROUND OF INSPECTAN.
The Environmental Enforcement Agencies and Inspectorates
October 19 – 21, 2005
Cluj Napoca, Romania
Environmental inspection guidelines for tanning industry
Within the framework of the activities related to the knowledge of the environmental pressure of industrial cycles, APAT has started, in 2002, a comprehensive study of the tanning sector.
The study was leaded by the Regional Agency of Venice (ARPA Veneto) with the participation of the ARPA Tuscany and ARPA Campania (the three major tanning districts in Italy).
The study, together with the existing BREF on tanning, will provide the basis and information needed to perform the proposed project on INSPECTAN
OBJECTIVE OF INSPECTAN
Provide a set of inspection guidelines based on the understanding of the main threats caused by the tanning industry.
A report describing basic principles for understanding potential environmental threats caused by the tanning industry
A set of principles, guidelines and recommendations based on selected best practices and case studies which may go beyond minimum inspection requirements.
The manager executor is ARPA Veneto (ARPAV)
The project team and participants consisted of:
Members of APAT
ARPAV, ARPA Tuscany (ARPAT)
France, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Spain and Sweden
The “IMPEL budget” available for the project:
Refreshment and lunch
3 meetings were held of 1 ½ or 2 days each
1st meeting: Venice from 23 - 24 September 2004
2nd meeting: Florence from 31 January – 1 February 2005
3rd meeting: Rome in 26 – 27 May 2005
Between the meetings exchange of information was being held by e-mails
The Italian Tanning Industrial Associations (for Industries and for Craftsmanship) were involved in the project
The FINAL REPORT CONCERNING THE PRODUCTION CYCLE in the tanning industry is divided in three parts:
part one:economical and productive analysis of the tanning sector
According to the information received, Italy and Poland have the highest number of tanning activities. Spain, France, Germany, Sweden, Latvia follow in order of importance
Tanning concentrates in general on hides or skins from bovines, sheep, goats.
France has relevant activities on skins of exotic/wild species.
Sweden processes significant quantities of reindeer hides.
Inventories are heterogeneous and do not allow for calculations of the amounts of finished hides/skins, or to ascertain final uses.
geographical dislocation (ex. Links and descriptions with the surrounding environment of the plant, peculiarity of the plant);
Tanneries appear invariably associated to rivers or streams, providing water to the various operations of the tanning cycle
part two: comparison of the production cycle and mass and energy flows used in tanning industry
GUIDELINES and recommendations for inspections in the tanning industry
Identification of critical aspects of the product and process of the tanning cycle
According to recommendation 331/2001/EC and the BREF document on monitoring, inspections have been divided into 3 principal activities:
A table describes specific administrative, technical, operational and analytical control activities for each part of the process cycle.