Air quality monitoring

Requirements for legal person for carrying out activities of air quality monitoring:

  1. a legal person established in a Contracting party of the European Economic Area has a registered activity under which it has the permission to carry out tasks of air quality monitoring inside the state of its official registration
  2. a legal person established outside the European Union has a registered activity under which it has the permission to carry out tasks of air quality monitoring inside the state of its official registration as well as evidence of the existence of reciprocity
  3. legal person is registered for performing air quality monitoring activities (for legal persons based in the Republic of Croatia)
  4. has at least three employees with a university degree in natural, technical or biotechnical sciences or of such a profession or with a university degree in sanitary engineering, field of biomedicine and health, with at least five years of work experience in air quality monitoring tasks
  5. has the required work premises including a laboratory for performing sample analysis, processing and presentation of measurement results and checking of measuring procedures and data collected through measurement and sampling, apart from those procedures whose very nature requires that they be performed in the open i.e. directly at the point of discharge of the waste gases
  6. has measuring equipment available for performing air quality monitoring activities, in line with the reference measurement methods prescribed by the Ordinance on air quality monitoring and that it has been accredited in line with the harmonized standards for test and calibration laboratories, for each reference measurement method separately, or that it possesses a certificate from the reference laboratory for measurement quality assurance and air quality data assurance for each reference measurement method separately
  7. if legal person uses other measurement methods for which reference methods are prescribed by the Air Quality Monitoring Ordinance, the legal person must be accredited in accordance with the requirement of harmonized standards for test and calibration laboratories or have a certification of the reference laboratory for measurement and data quality assurance for each measurement method separately and have confirmation of the reference laboratory that tests of equivalence of other measurement methods with reference methods were carried out in accordance with European Commission standards.
  8. if legal person uses other methods of measurement for which no reference methods are prescribed by the Air Quality Monitoring Ordinance, the legal entity must be accredited according to the requirement of harmonized standards for test and calibration laboratories for those methods.

Necessary documents:

  1. proof of registered activity from the register of EU member state, and evidence of the existence of reciprocity for states outside EU
  2. list of employees along with evidence of their professional qualifications – electronic employment records or evidence of work experience
  3. description of the employee’s work experience and a list of expert tasks in air quality monitoring in which the employee participated
  4. excerpt from the land registry or lease contract for the work premises,
  5. certificate for air quality monitoring accreditation in line with the harmonized standards for test and calibration laboratories or a reference laboratory certificate for measurement quality assurance and air quality data assurance, along with a list of reference measurement methods and other methods for which the procedure for proving equivalence with the reference measurement methods prescribed by the Ordinance on air quality monitoring, for which the permit is being applied:
  • The accreditation certificate is issued by the accreditation authority
  • The reference laboratory certificate for measurement quality assurance and air quality data assurance for each of the measurement methods is issued by the reference laboratory
  • if for a certain reference measurement method no reference laboratory exists in the Republic of Croatia, the original or notarised copy of a certificate issued by a reference laboratory for measurement quality assurance and air quality data assurance for the measurement methods in the European Union Member States shall be accepted. The certificate must be translated into the Croatian language by an authorised person.

Fee:

HRK 35 (for the application), Account IBAN HR1210010051863000160,

MODEL HR64, reference number: 5002-47053-OIB (personal identification number of the legal person)

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  1. Without the need to apply in person (saving at least half the time).
  2. No obligation for stamping (no longer a requirement for accessing the service market).
  3. No obligation for revenue markers (confirmation of online payment of a fee is accepted)
  4. The competent authority is obliged to issue an approval within 30 days (from date of duly submitted documentation, after the deadline for administration reply has expired).
  5. Once the approval is obtained, performance of this service activity can begin.

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Competent authority and regulations:

Ministry of Environment and Energy

Radnička cesta 80, 10000 Zagreb

pisarnica@mzoe.hr

Air Protection Act (OG 130/11, 47/14, 61/17 and 118/18)

Ordinance on air quality monitoring (OG,  79/17)

Authorisation for performance of activities:

The decision whereby a permit for activities of monitoring air quality is issued.

Legal remedy:

An appeal may not be lodged against the decision; however an administrative dispute may be instituted within 30 days. The legal remedy is an integral part of every decision.

General Administrative Procedure Act (OG 47/09)

Act on Administrative Disputes (OG 20/10, 143/12 i 152/14)

All information comes from the regulations within the scope of the competent authority.

Updated: 15/10/2019

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