Draft Code for the prevention of odor nuisance

The Ministry of the Environment has developed the Code of for the Prevention of Odor Nuisance which aims to reduce the growing odor problem, taking into account the existing social and economic situation and the shortcomings in the existing legal regulations. This is a set of environmentally-friendly practices that can help reduce or eliminate the odor nuisance at different stages of the investment, reduce negative impacts on people and the environment, and improve the quality of life.

The Code was created for the needs of central administration, regional and local self-governments, and entrepreneurs. It includes, among other things, such methods of preventing and reducing odors as: the location of installations away from residential buildings, the use of such technical barriers as tree planting, review of the raw materials and materials used in the production process, and the use of the best available BAT techniques. The techniques of reducing and limiting emissions of odors are also important, such methods as filtration techniques, combustion, deodorization can be used.

The main sources of odor-active substances are broken down into sectors: waste management, water and sewage management, agriculture and food processing, where ways to prevent odor nuisance are outlined. The proper location, installation and site layout, compliance with the operating procedures, encapsulation, odor masking are just some of the proposed measures.

The draft Code for the prevention of odor nuisance on the website of the Ministry of the Environment