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07 მარტი 2018 | Subcomponent 2.1 (ka)

Subcomponent 2.1 

 

Analysis and proposed plans for strengthening the central and local administrative capacity for approximation and implementation of the IED (integrated permitting system)

 

Mission 2.1.1

 

The 10th mission of the project was performed in 5 working days between 10th and 15th of December 2017.

 

Herbert Dekkers and Tony Liebregts, from the Netherlands, were the Short-Term Experts (STEs) assigned to the mission.

 

Before the start of the mission, the STEs, had access to the relevant documentation regarding the environmental permitting system existing in Georgia, including specific legislation regulating the organization and functions of the departments of the MENRP involved in permitting, namely the Environmental Impact Permits Department and the Department of Integrated Management, as well as the Waste and Chemicals Management Service. The conclusions of the mini conference held on 21 December 2017 and the legislative gap assessment in comparison to IED carried out in mission 1.1.1 were also made available to the STEs.

On 12 and 13 December 2017, the STEs held meetings with the divisions of the departments of the MENRP involved in permitting, namely the Environmental Impact Permits Department and the Department of Integrated Management.

On 14 December 2017, the STEs presented their findings in a plenary meeting in which officials and staff from the Divisions of the Environmental Impact Permits Department and the Department of Integrated Management Department were present. They presented also the main features of the combined guidance for permitting and inspection on the Implementation of the IED “Doing the Right Things” by IMPEL, the European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law. The guidance was approved in the 16th General Assembly of IMPEL held in Tallin (Estonia) on 6 and 7 December 2017.

 

 

Mission 2.1.2

 

The 12th mission of the project was performed in 5 working days between 15th and 19th of January 2018.

Herbert Dekkers, from the Netherlands, was the Short-Term Expert (STE) assigned to the mission.

The mission was carried out in parallel with mission 3.1.2 “Preparation of the Plan for improvement of the existing administrative structure in Georgia for inspection, in close coordination with the Civil Service Bureau that is responsible for overall coordination of human resources management in Georgian public administration”. Reeli Sildnik from Estonia was the STE assigned to mission 3.1.2.

Before the start of the mission, the STE had access to the relevant documentation, namely the outputs of missions 2.1.1 and 3.1.1, which include the Report on the analysis of the existing administrative/institutional capacities of the permitting departments of MENRP and of other institutions in line with IED provisions of mission 2.1.1 and the Report on the environmental inspection in Georgia, of mission 3.1.1.

On 16 January 2018, the STE held meetings with the divisions of the departments of the MENRP involved in permitting, namely the Environmental Impact Permits Department and the Department of Integrated Management. The STE held also a meeting with the department involved in inspection, the Department of Environmental Supervision (DES).

Additionally, on 16 January 2018, the STE, along the RTA, RTA counterpart and RTA Assistant held a meeting with the Deputy Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture Ms Nino Tandilashvili at the headquarters of the Ministry, to discuss the purpose of the mission, namely the plan for the improvement of the existing structures for permitting and inspection. The ongoing restructuring of the Ministry was discussed in the context. The STE of mission 3.1.2, Reeli Seldnik, participated in the meetings mentioned.

On 17 January, in the context of the mission, the RTA, RTA counterpart and the RTA Assistant held a meeting with officials of the Civil Service Bureau to discuss the principles and guidelines to be applied when making recommendations on the improvement or restructuring of existing administrative structures.

On 18 January 2018, the STEs of both missions presented their findings in a plenary meeting in which officials and staff from the Environmental Impact Permits Department, the Department of Integrated Management and the Department of Environmental Supervision were present.

 

Related documents:

 

2.1.2 Mission agenda

2.1.2 Mission report

2.1.2 General report

 

Presentations:

 

2.1.2 Preliminary findings

 

 

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