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The European Union's IPA 2010 programme for Albania Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of environment , Forests and Water Administration in Albania for Law Drafting and Enforcement of National Environmental Legislation (EuropeAid/130987/C/SER/AL). Activity of the competence of the National Inspec- torate Activity Improving the capacity of the inspectorates in the 12 re- gions Training Plan Programme for Inspectorate This project is funded by The European Union Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of environment , Forests and Water Administration in Albania for Law Drafting and Enforcement of National Environmental Legislation Project title: Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of environment , Forests and Water Administration in Albania for Law Drafting and Enforcement of National Environmental Legislation Project number: Europe Aid/130987/C/SER/AL.

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1 The European Union's IPA 2010 programme for Albania Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of environment , Forests and Water Administration in Albania for Law Drafting and Enforcement of National Environmental Legislation (EuropeAid/130987/C/SER/AL). Activity of the competence of the National Inspec- torate Activity Improving the capacity of the inspectorates in the 12 re- gions Training Plan Programme for Inspectorate This project is funded by The European Union Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of environment , Forests and Water Administration in Albania for Law Drafting and Enforcement of National Environmental Legislation Project title: Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of environment , Forests and Water Administration in Albania for Law Drafting and Enforcement of National Environmental Legislation Project number: Europe Aid/130987/C/SER/AL.

2 Contract no. 2011/275-693. Country: Republic of Albania Beneficiary Contractor Name: Ministry of environment Forestry Grontmij A/S. and Water Administration Address: Durresi Str, Nr 27, Tirana, Albania Granskoven 8 DK-2600 Glostrup Contact Person: Enkelejda Malaj Paolo Bacca Phone: +355 4 2270622 +355 4 2226493. E-mail: th Date of Report: 27 June 2012. Title: Training Plan Programme for Inspectorate Authors: Scott CROSSETT. QA Paolo BACCA. Acknowledgement The project team wishes to express its gratitude to all resource persons and experts from all institutions and stakeholders involved in the collection of data and information and to all persons and bodies that have supported the development of this Working Paper. Special thanks are extended to the Ministry of environment , Forests and Water Administration and its legal staff. This report has been prepared by a project team working for Grontmij. The findings, conclusions and interpretations expressed in this document are those of Grontmij alone and should not in any way be taken to reflect the opinions and policies of the European Commission.

3 2. Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of environment , Forests and Water Administration in Albania for Law Drafting and Enforcement of National Environmental Legislation Table of Contents LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS .. 4. INTRODUCTION .. 5. 1 environment INSPECTORATE OVERVIEW .. 6. INSPECTORATE FUNCTIONALITY REVIEW AND INSPECTION PROCESS ASSESSMENT .. 6. Equipment gap analisys .. 7. 2 TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR INSPECTORS .. 9. OVERVIEW OF AN EU VOCATIONAL TRAINING SYSTEM FOR environment 9. Accreditation and Awarding Body .. 10. Vocational Training 10. Monitoring Body .. 10. 3 ESTABLISHMENT OF A VOCATIONAL TRAINING SYSTEM FOR environment . PROFESSIONALS .. 12. ESTABLISHMENT OF AN OVERARCHING ACCREDITATION AND AWARDING BODY .. 12. Cost for establishing an Accreditation and Awarding Body .. 13. ESTABLISHMENT OF A NETWORK OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRES .. 13. 4 TRAINING OF A GROUP OF TRAINERS FROM THE environment INSPECTORATE IN.

4 WASTE MANAGEMENT .. 14. 5 DEVELOP A BASELINE VOCATIONAL TRAINING MODULE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL. 15. ANNEX I: REGIONAL environment INSPECTORATE ASSESSMENT SUMMARY .. 17. ANNEX II: INSPECTION FIELD EQUIPMENT .. 18. ANNEX III: VOCATIONAL TRAINING AWARD IN WASTE MANAGEMENT .. 19. ANNEX IV: TRAINING PLAN .. 21. ANNEX V: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS .. 26. 3. Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of environment , Forests and Water Administration in Albania for Law Drafting and Enforcement of National Environmental Legislation List of Abbreviations CPD Continuing Professional Development EQF European Qualifications Framework MoES Ministry of Education and Sciences MoEFWA Ministry of environment Forests and Water Administration QKL National Licensing Centre QKEV National Centre of Continuing Education 4. Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of environment , Forests and Water Administration in Albania for Law Drafting and Enforcement of National Environmental Legislation Introduction One of the project's activity is the investment and capacity building to the State environment Inspectorate and, according to the ToR, training of the staff at all levels will be one of important in- struments for capacity building.

5 At the moment the Inspectorate is in a transitional state as new legislation has been adopted in Albania whereby the Inspectorate will be the subject of a restructuring process and will become part of an overarching national inspectorate. The new inspectorate under the auspices of the MoEFWA will be known as the State Inspectorate for the environment and each line Ministry will have one State Inspectorate which will in turn be divided into specific sectors. In the case of MoEFWA the State Inspectorate will include sectors for environment , Forests , Fisheries and Water . In this regard the SELEA will be responsible for capacity building through investments and training in the environment Sector. During the Inception phase of the project an assessment was conducted of the Inspectorate both at a national and regional level, based on that assessment a training program for inspectors with spe- cial focus on enforcement of the transposed EU requirements has been developed and is herein af- ter presented.

6 5. Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of environment , Forests and Water Administration in Albania for Law Drafting and Enforcement of National Environmental Legislation 1 environment Inspectorate Overview The State environment Inspectorate consists of an administrative centre in Tirana and 12 regional offices one in each of the Qark territories in Albania. At present the regional offices of the inspectorate are shared with the regional representatives of the National environment Agency and therefore each office has a dual function in terms of inspection of polluting activities and monitoring the environmental quality. The administrative centre in Tirana is staffed by a Director, a chief inspector, a lawyer and two senior inspectors. The function of the centre is to plan and coordinate the annual inspection, to provide administrative and technical support to the regional offices and to address cases of special interest or particular importance.

7 They also deal with cases which have been the subject of appeal or complaint. In a regional context there are 117 environment inspectors, which includes 12 regional chairmen and 12 inspectorate sector managers, and there primary task is the inspection of permitted sites within their geographical remit and the review of new permit applications from the National Licensing Centre (QKL). The overall organisation of the inspection system and the detailed implementation of the new Laws might be subject to new DCMs/Orders of the Ministry . Inspectorate functionality review and inspection process assessment During the initial assessment of the State Inspectorate, environment Sector, key areas where capacity building measures were needed in terms of both training and investment were identified. A. summary overview of the initial assessment results have been attached to this plan at Annex I. The institutional review shows that in regard to 20 key performance indicators developed by the project and then measured through an assessment process the scale of institutional failure in terms of functionality is impressive.

8 There are a number of factors influencing the poor performance results of the Inspectorate however they can be broadly categorised as follows: Lack of Staff Competencies; Lack of Investment; Lack of Basic Equipment and of Suitable Office Accommodation; Unsustainable Annual Operating Budget;. Poor Management of Prosecution and Judicial Process including the Administration of Fines;. Complete lack of Vehicles; Working Conditions in terms of Employment Status is not as Civil Status and Salary is low. The situation can be summed up as follows: Site visits planned: in a year: 7,000. Members of Staff: 122. Motor Vehicle for all Albania: 1. Annual Operating Budget for all Albania: Euro 75, While the outcomes of the institutional review provide for specific actions in relation to the individual KPI's there are additionally some key overarching issues that need to be addressed to facilitate progress from the existing capacities to that of a modern EU style environment agency/inspectorate, namely: 6.

9 Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of environment , Forests and Water Administration in Albania for Law Drafting and Enforcement of National Environmental Legislation Human resources: at present it is abundantly clear that the present level of staffing, staff compe- tencies, investment and core operational resourcing are well below what could be considered a basic requirement. Office accommodation & equipment: the offices are seriously under resourced. There is no in- vestment planning, no operational resources and the staff members at the regional offices are very poorly equipped in the context of being effective environmental enforcers. Budget: the current budget allocated for the State environment Inspectorate is extremely low both in terms of salaries of staff and financial resouces for operational This is by far the most important issue to be resolved, the Inspectorate needs to be appropriately and sustainably funded.

10 The funcionality of the Inspectorate and of the inspection process need to be further reviewed against the current environmental permitting system, which envisages a differentiation of regulatory regimes for major and minor pollution sources. While major pollution sources (Class A. permit) are subject to integrated environmental permitting, small (Class C) and medium-sized (Class B) sources are subject to a simplified regulatory regime as these businesses pose a lower environmental risk. As installations operating under a Class A and/or Class B permit have more complex environmental protection requirements, any inspection strengthening programme should have those kind of instal- lations on focus. In this regard the project team is developing two toolsfor Class A and Class B permits: 1. Electronic Inspection Database 2. GIS Mapping System for Permitted Sites It is planned that both the above will be finalised by the end of September 2012.


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