Yearly Archives2016

Invitation to participate in comparative measurements of particulate matter sensors for PM10 standard

Informing residents of excess airborne levels is one of the key actions in the fight for clean air in the Malopolska Region. Recently, a wide range of particulate matter concentration measurement equipment is available on the market, which is of great interest to both the residents and local governments of the Malopolska Region. The Malopolska Region, in co-operation with the Chief Inspectorate for Environmental Protection, the Voivodship Inspectorate for Environmental Protection in Krakow, the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow and the Smog Alert Association, plans to organize comparative measurements of the PM10 sensors available on the market. The purpose is to verify and evaluate the reliability of the widely available measurement devices by comparing the results obtained with the results obtained by the ...

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Public consultation on the draft anti-smog resolution for the Malopolska Region image

The Malopolska Region Management Board adopted a draft anti-smog resolution for the Malopolska Region. This is a document which, from mid-next-year, is to introduce a complete ban on the burning of coal muds and floatation concentrates in furnaces and fireplaces throughout the region and eliminating the installation of boilers that do not meet ecodesign standards. The most important assumptions of the anti-smog resolution for the Malopolska Region is the limitation of the creation of new low emission sources and the ban on the installation of the so-called “smokers”, boilers that do not meet any emission standards. The resolution also intends to introduce a ban on using coal muds and floatation concentrates and wet wood (with a moisture content of over 20%) from July 2017. At the moment, 800 000 tons ...

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Invitation to the conference “Air beyond borders” standard

You are invited to participate in the conference “Air beyond borders – anti-smog resolution as a tool to improve air quality” which will take place on 23 November 2016 at the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow. After the conference, from 4:00 pm, a consultative meeting of the draft Air Quality Plan for the Malopolska Region will start. Conference program: 12:00 am-12:20 am Welcome of the participants – Wojciech Kozak, Deputy Marshal of the Malopolska Region 12:20 am-12:40 am Actions planned for improvement of air quality in the Malopolska Region – Tomasz Pietrusiak, Deputy Director of the Environment Department, the Marshal’s Office of the Malopolska Region 12:40 am-1:40 pm Strategy for improving air quality in Poland – moderated panel discussion with experts and opinions from ...

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Testing the heating sources of the Malopolska Region single-family houses image

The testing carried out by the Krakow Smog Alert within the implementation of the integrated LIFE project “Implementation of the Air Quality Plan for the Malopolska Region – Malopolska in a healthy atmosphere” indicates that only one fifth of the single-family buildings in the Malopolska Region is heated with sources that do not adversely affect air quality. Coal and wood are used to heat over 400 000 single-family houses. As many as 60% of houses (300 000 households) have boilers that can burn everything, including poor quality coal or rubbish. What is more, more than 50% of these boilers are old devices – 12 years and over. Devices of this type are called “smokers” just because of the smoke that gets out of them and the ...

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Public consultation on the draft Air Quality Plan has been launched image

By November 30, 2016, there will be a public consultation on the draft resolution of the Sejmik of the Malopolska Region on updating the Air Quality Plan for the Malopolska Region. The subject of the document are long-term corrective measures, a short-term action plan and details of the issues related to inventory of emission sources, air quality analysis and description of the economic, ecological conditions and local selected directions of corrective measures. The Program is available on the Public Information Bulletin of the Marshal’s Office of the Malopolska Region in the Project Consultation section and at the address www.powietrze.malopolska.pl/aktualizacja-pop/ Comments and requests for the draft document can be sent electronically to the following e-mail address: powietrze@umwm.pl or in writing to: the Marshal’s Office of the ...

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LIFE project during the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels image

It was a great day for the Malopolska Region during the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels. On October 12, Mr. Tomasz Pietrusiak – Deputy Director of the Environment Department of the Marshal’s Office of the Malopolska Region was pleased to present the LIFE Project “Implementation of the Air Quality Plan for the Malopolska Region – Malopolska in a healthy atmosphere”. This is the best integrated project of all of the 39 from across the EU which were submitted in the competition in 2015. Mr. Tomasz was invited by the European Commission, we are glad that other countries can benefit from the experience of the Malopolska Region! Pictures from the event

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Malopolska in a healthy atmosphere