chemicals, such as:
(a) simple hydrocarbons (linear or cyclic; saturated or unsaturated;
aliphatic or aromatic);
(b) oxygen-containing hydrocarbons, such as: alcohols, aldehydes,
ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, acetates, ethers, peroxides, epoxy resins;
(c) sulphurous hydrocarbons;
(d) nitrogenous hydrocarbons, such as: amines, amides, nitrous
compounds, nitro compounds or nitrate compounds, nitriles, cyanates,
(e) phosphorus-containing hydrocarbons;
(f) halogenic hydrocarbons;
(g) organometallic compounds;
(h) basic plastic materials, polymers synthetic fibres and
(i) synthetic rubbers;
(j) dyes and pigments;
(k) surface-active agents and surfactants.
4.2. Chemical installations for the production of basic inorganic
chemicals, such as:
(a) gases: ammonia, chlorine, hydrogen chloride, fluorine, hydrogen
fluoride, carbon oxides, sulphur compounds, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen,
(b) acids: chromic acid, hydrofluoric acid, phosphoric acid, nitric
acid, hydrochloric acid, sulphuric acid, oleum, sulphurous acids;
(c) bases: ammonium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide;
(d) salts: ammonium chloride, potassium chlorate, potassium carbonate,
sodium carbonate, perborates, silver nitrate;
(e) non-metals, metal oxides or other inorganic compounds, such as:
calcium carbide, silicon, silicon carbide.
4.3. Chemical installations for the production of phosphorous-,
nitrogen- or potassium-based fertilizers (simple or compound fertilizers).
4.4. Chemical installations for the production of biocides and of basic
plant protection products.
4.5. Installations using a chemical and/or biological process for the
production of basic pharmaceutical products.
4.6. Chemical installations for the production of explosives.
5. Waste management
5.1. Installations for the disposal or recovery of hazardous waste,
within the meaning given by Item 4 of § 1 of the Supplementary Provisions of
the Waste Management Act, inter alia for regeneration, recycling or disposal
of waste oils, with a capacity exceeding 10 tonnes per day and carrying out
one or more of the following activities:
5.1.1. each of the hazardous waste disposal activities;
5.1.2. one or more of the following hazardous waste recovery activities:
(a) (amended, SG No. 52/2008) recycling or reclamation of other
(b) regeneration of acids or bases;
(c) (amended, SG No. 52/2008) recovery of components from catalysts;
(d) oil re-refining or other reuses of oil;
(e) use as a fuel or other means to generate energy.
5.2. Installations for the incineration of household waste, within the
meaning given by Item 2 of § 1 of the Supplementary Provisions of the Waste
Management Act, with a capacity exceeding 3 tonnes per hour.
5.3. Installations for the disposal of non-hazardous waste, including
industrial and household waste, with a capacity exceeding 50 tonnes per day,
carrying out the following activities:
5.3.1. biological treatment which results in final compounds or mixtures
subject to disposal;
5.3.2. physico-chemical treatment (e.g. evaporation, drying, calcination
etc.) which results in final compounds or mixtures subject to disposal.
5.4. Landfills receiving more than 10 tonnes of waste per 24 hours or
with a total capacity exceeding 25,000 tonnes, excluding landfills of inert
6. Other activities
6.1. Industrial plants for the production of:
(a) pulp from timber or other fibrous materials;
(b) paper and board with a production capacity exceeding 20 tonnes per
6.2. Plants for the pre-treatment (operations such as washing,
bleaching, mercerization) or dyeing of fibres and/or textiles, where the
treatment capacity exceeds 10 tonnes per day.
6.3. Plants for the tanning of hides and skins, where the treatment
capacity exceeds 12 tonnes of finished products per day.
6.4. (a) Slaughterhouses with a carcass production capacity greater than
50 tonnes per day.
6.4. (b) Installations for the treatment and processing intended for the
production of food products from:
- animal raw materials (other than milk), with a finished product
production capacity greater than 75 tonnes per day;
- vegetable raw materials, with a finished product production capacity
greater than 300 tonnes per day (average value on a quarterly basis).
6.4. (c) Installations for the treatment and processing of milk, the
quantity of milk received being greater than 200 tonnes per day (average
value on an annual basis).
6.5. Installations for the disposal or recycling of animal carcasses and
animal waste with a treatment capacity exceeding 10 tonnes per day.
6.6. Installations for the intensive rearing of poultry or pigs with
(a) 40,000 places for poultry;
(b) 2,000 places for production pigs (over 30 kilograms), or
(c) 750 places for sows.
6.7. Installations for the surface treatment of substances, objects or
products using organic solvents, in particular for dressing, printing,
coating, degreasing, waterproofing, sizing, painting, cleaning or
impregnating, with an organic solvent consumption capacity of more than 150
kg per hour or more than 200 tonnes per year.
6.8. Installations for the production of carbon or electrographite by
means of incineration or graphitization.
to Item 54a of § 1 of the Supplementary Provisions
(New, SG No. 77/2005)
Major Accident Criteria
A major accident is any accident which:
1. Involves dangerous substances in quantities of at least 5 per cent of
the qualifying quantities according to Annex 3 to the Environmental
Protection Act, Table 1 or Table 3, Column 3, and causes a fire, explosion or
accidental discharge of dangerous substances.
2. Gives rise to at least one of the following adverse consequences for
human life and health and for the infrastructure in the area of the
establishment and/or installation:
(a) the death of at least one person within or outside the establishment
(b) six persons injured within the establishment and/or installation
(hospitalized for at least 24 hours);
(c) one person outside the establishment (hospitalized for at least 24
(d) residential buildings outside the establishment and/or installation
damaged and unusable as a result of the accident;
(e) evacuation of the persons affected outside the accident zone for not
less than two hours (the product of the number of evacuees and the number of
hours must be at least 500);
(f) confinement of the persons affected in protective facilities within
the accident zone for not less than two hours (the product of the number of
evacuees and the number of hours must be at least 500);
(g) interruption of drinking water, electricity, gas or telephone
services for more than two hours (the product of the number of persons and
the number of hours must be at least 1,000).
3. Causes damage or pollution in excess of the emission limit values of:
(a) 10 kilometres or more of river or canal water;
(b) 1 hectare of a man-made lake or pond water;
(c) 2 hectares of delta water;
(d) 2 hectares of a coastline or open sea water;
(e) 1 hectare of an aquifer or groundwater;
(f) 0.5 hectares or more of a protected area;
(g) 10 hectares or more of other terrestrial habitats, including
4. Causes one of the following damages to property:
(a) damage to property in the establishment: at least BGN 4 million;
(b) damage to property outside the establishment: at least BGN 1
5. Accidents with transboundary effects.
* In assessing environmental damage to water habitats, reference shall
be made to the provisions of Ordinance No. 6 of 2000 on Emission Standards
for Permissible Content of Noxious and Dangerous Substances in Waste Waters
Discharged into Water Bodies (promulgated in the State Gazette No. 97 of
2000, amended in No. 24 of 2004), Ordinance No. 7 of 2000 on the Terms and
Procedure for Discharge of Industrial Waste Waters into Settlement Sewer
Systems (State Gazette No. 98 of 2000), Ordinance No. 11 of 2002 on the
Quality of Bathing Water (State Gazette No. 25 of 2000), Ordinance No. 4 of
2000 on the Quality of Waters Supporting Fish Life and of Shellfish Waters
(State Gazette No. 88 of 2000), and Ordinance No. 12 of 2002 on the Quality
Required of Surface Water Intended for Drinking and Household Water Supply
(State Gazette No. 63 of 2002).
to Article 131a (4)
(New, SG No. 46/2010, effective 18.06.2010,
amended, SG No. 42/2011)
From 1 January 2012 all flights which arrive or depart from an
situated in the territory of a Member State to which the Treaty applies
be included in the greenhouse gas trading scheme.
Flights which depart from or arrive in an aerodrome situated in the territory
of a Member State of the European Union.
This activity shall not include:
1. flights performed exclusively for the transport, on official mission, of a
reigning Monarch and his immediate family, Heads of State, Heads of
Government and Government and Government Ministers, of a country other
than a Member State, where this is substantiated by an appropriate status
indicator in the flight plan;
2. military flights performed by military aircraft and customs and police
3. flights related to search and rescue, firefighting flights, humanitarian flights
and emergency medical service flights authorized by the competent authority
referred to in Article 131a (1);
4. any flights performed exclusively under visual flight rules as defined in
Annex 2 to the Chicago Convention;
5. flights terminating at the aerodrome from which the aircraft has taken off
and during which no intermediate landing has been made;
6. training flights performed exclusively for the purpose of obtaining a
licence, or a rating in the case of cockpit flight crew, where this is substantiated
by an appropriate remark in the flight plan, provided that the flight does not
serve for the transport of passengers and/or cargo or for the positioning or
ferrying of the aircraft;
7. flights performed exclusively for the purpose of scientific research or for
the purpose of checking, testing or certifying aircraft or equipment whether
airborne or ground-based;
8. flights performed by aircraft with a certified maximum take-off mass of
less than 5,700 kg;
9. (amended, SG No. 42/2011 )flights performed in the framework of
public service obligations imposed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No
1008/2008, to intra-Community air routes, on routes within the outermost
regions as specified in Article 349 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the
European Union, or on routes where the capacity offered does not exceed
30,000 seats per year, and
10. flights which, but for this point, would fall within this activity and are
performed by a commercial air transport operator operating either:
(a) fewer than 243 flights per period for three consecutive four-month
(b) flights with total annual emissions lower than 10,000 tonnes per year.
Flights performed exclusively for the transport, on official mission, of a
reigning Monarch and his immediate family, Heads of State, Heads of
Government and Government Ministers, of a Member State may not be
excluded under this point.
to Article 131i (5)
(New, SG No. 46/2010, effective 18.06.2010)
1. Installations or parts of installations used for research, development and testing of new products
and processes and installations exclusively using biomass are not covered by the greenhouse gas trading
2. The threshold values given below generally refer to production capacities or outputs. Where
several activities falling under the same category are carried out in the same installation, the capacities of
such activities are added together.
3. When the total rated thermal input of an installation is calculated in order to decide upon its
inclusion in the greenhouse gas emission trading scheme, the rated thermal inputs of all technical units which
are part of it, in which fuels are combusted within the installation, are added together. These units could
include all types of boilers, burners, turbines, heaters, furnaces, incinerators, calciners, kilns, ovens, dryers,
engines, fuel cells, chemical looping combustion units, flares, and thermal or catalytic post-combustion units.
Units with a rated thermal input under 3 MW and units which use exclusively biomass shall not be taken
into account for the purpose of this calculation. “Units using exclusively biomass” includes units which use
fossil fuels only during start-up or shut-down of this unit.
4. If a unit serves an activity for which the threshold is not expressed as total rated thermal input, the
threshold of this activity shall take precedence for the decision about the inclusion in the greenhouse gas
emission trading scheme.
5. When the capacity threshold of any activity in this Annex is found to be exceeded in an installation,
all units in which fuels are combusted, other than units for the incineration of hazardous or municipal waste,
shall be included in the greenhouse gas emission permit.
1. Energy industries
1.1. Combustion of fuels in installations with a total rated thermal input
exceeding 20 MW (except in installations for the incineration of hazardous or
municipal solid waste)
1.2. Refining of mineral oil
1.3. Production of coke
2. Production and processing of metals
2.1. Meta ore (including sulphide ore) roasting and sintering, including
2.2. Production of pig iron or steel (primary or secondary fusion) including
continuous casting, with a capacity exceeding 2.5 tonnes per hour
2.3. Production or processing of ferrous metals (including ferro-alloys)
where combustion units with a total rated thermal input exceeding 20 MW are
operated. Processing includes, inter alia, rolling mills, re-heaters, annealing
furnaces, smitheries, foundries, coating and pickling
2.4. Production of primary aluminium
Carbon dioxide and
2.5. Production of secondary aluminium where combustion units with a
total rated thermal input exceeding 20 MW are operated
2.6. Production or processing of non-ferrous metals, including production
of alloys, refining, foundry casting, etc., where combustion units with a total
rated thermal input (including fuels used as reducing agents) exceeding 20 MW
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