Environment

State of compliance
 

  • Environmental Impact Assessment Directive

    Environmental Impact Assessment / Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive

    With the Laws on Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment, Moldova has transposed the provisions of both directives into national law. Amendments to the Law on Environmental Impact Assessment with the aim of transposing the provisions of Directive 2014/52/EU were adopted in October 2017.

    Having the legal framework in place, efforts should be focused on the practical implementation of the provisions thereof as well as on capacity building of the authorities responsible for their implementation. In particular, the Ministry of Environment and the other competent authorities dealing with environmental assessments should be adequately staffed to handle these procedures.

  • Sulphur in Fuels Directive

    Sulphur in Fuels Directive

    The Government Decision on the Reduction of the Sulphur Content of Certain Liquid Fuels transposes the provisions of the Sulphur in Fuels Directive into national law, including the provisions on marine fuels.

    Moldova has no refineries and consequently no domestic production of heavy fuel oil and gas oil.

  • Large Combustion Plants Directive

    Large Combustion Plants / Industrial Emissions Directive

    Moldova has not yet transposed the requirements of the two Directives regulating the emissions of large combustion plants into national law and therefore national legislation is not complaint with the Energy Community acquis. Following the Secretariat’s assistance provided under the EU4Energy framework, the relevant provisions of the Industrial Emissions Directive are planned to be transposed by end 2018.

    Given the failure to adopt the transposing national legislation, the Secretariat initiated infringement proceedings against Moldova in July 2018.

    Based on the technical characteristics of the two plants in Moldova falling under the scope of the Large Combustion Plants Directive (with a total of eight units), the emission limit values of the Directive are complied with on an individual basis.

  • Wild Birds Directive

    Wild Birds Directive

    The draft law amending and supplementing the Law on Wildlife, which is to transpose Article 4(2) of the Wild Birds Directive, was still not adopted. Moldova currently has three sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar sites), with a surface area of 94,705 hectares and several areas nominated as candidates for Emerald sites under the Bern Convention.

    The designation of sites has not started yet and measures for the protection of wild birds have also not been established yet.