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Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS), repealing Regulation (EC) No 761/2001 and Commission Decisions 2001/681/EC and 2006/193/EC

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS

    1. Article 1.Objective

    2. Article 2.Definitions

  3. CHAPTER II REGISTRATION OF ORGANISATIONS

    1. Article 3.Determination of the Competent Body

    2. Article 4.Preparation for registration

    3. Article 5.Application for registration

  4. CHAPTER III OBLIGATIONS OF REGISTERED ORGANISATIONS

    1. Article 6.Renewal of EMAS registration

    2. Article 7.Derogation for small organisations

    3. Article 8.Substantial changes

    4. Article 9.Internal environmental audit

    5. Article 10.Use of the EMAS logo

  5. CHAPTER IV RULES APPLICABLE TO COMPETENT BODIES

    1. Article 11.Designation and role of Competent Bodies

    2. Article 12.Obligations concerning the registration process

    3. Article 13.Registration of organisations

    4. Article 14.Renewal of the organisation's registration

    5. Article 15.Suspension or deletion of organisations from the register

    6. Article 16.Forum of Competent Bodies

    7. Article 17.Peer evaluation of Competent Bodies

  6. CHAPTER V ENVIRONMENTAL VERIFIERS

    1. Article 18.Tasks of Environmental verifiers

    2. Article 19.Frequency of verification

    3. Article 20.Requirements for environmental verifiers

    4. Article 21.Additional requirements for environmental verifiers which are natural persons and performing verification and validation activities individually

    5. Article 22.Additional requirements for environmental verifiers active in third countries

    6. Article 23.Supervision of environmental verifiers

    7. Article 24.Additional requirements for supervision of environmental verifiers active in a Member State other than that where the accreditation or license was granted

    8. Article 25.Conditions for performing verification and validation

    9. Article 26.Verification and validation of small organisations

    10. Article 27.Conditions for verification and validation in third countries

  7. CHAPTER VI ACCREDITATION AND LICENSING BODIES

    1. Article 28.Operation of Accreditation and Licensing

    2. Article 29.Suspension and withdrawal of accreditation or license

    3. Article 30.Forum of the Accreditation and Licensing Bodies

    4. Article 31.Peer evaluation of Accreditation and Licensing Bodies

  8. CHAPTER VII RULES APPLICABLE TO MEMBER STATES

    1. Article 32.Assistance to organisations relating to compliance with legal requirements relating to the environment

    2. Article 33.Promotion of EMAS

    3. Article 34.Information

    4. Article 35.Promotion activities

    5. Article 36.Promotion of participation of small organisations

    6. Article 37.Cluster and step-by-step approach

    7. Article 38.EMAS and other policies and instruments in the Community

    8. Article 39.Fees

    9. Article 40.Non-compliance

    10. Article 41.Information and reporting to the Commission

  9. CHAPTER VIII RULES APPLICABLE TO THE COMMISSION

    1. Article 42.Information

    2. Article 43.Collaboration and coordination

    3. Article 44.Integration of EMAS into other policies and instruments in the Community

    4. Article 45.Relationship with other environmental management systems

    5. Article 46.Development of reference documents and guides

    6. Article 47.Reporting

  10. CHAPTER IX FINAL PROVISIONS

    1. Article 48.Amendment of Annexes

    2. Article 49.Committee procedure

    3. Article 50.Review

    4. Article 51.Repeal and transitional provisions

    5. Article 52.Entry into force

  11. Signature

    1. ANNEX I

      ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

      1. The environmental review shall cover the following areas:

      2. 1. Determination of the organisational context

      3. 2. Identification of the interested parties and determination of their relevant...

      4. 3. Identification of the applicable legal requirements relating to the environment...

      5. 4. Identification of direct and indirect environmental aspects and determination of...

        1. 4.1. Direct environmental aspects

        2. 4.2. Indirect environmental aspects

      6. 5. Assessment of the significance of the environmental aspects

      7. 6. Evaluation of feedback from the investigation of previous incidents

      8. 7. Determination and documentation of risk and opportunities

      9. 8. Examination of existing processes, practices and procedures

    2. ANNEX II

      ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND ADDITIONAL ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED BY ORGANISATIONS IMPLEMENTING EMAS

      1. The environmental management system requirements under EMAS are those laid...

      2. The references made in Article 4 to specific points of...

      3. Reference to A.3.1 should be understood as reference to Part...

      4. In addition, organisations implementing EMAS are required to address a...

      5. The use of the text of the national standard reproduced...

    3. ANNEX III

      INTERNAL ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT

      1. 1. Audit programme and audit frequency

        1. 1.1. Audit programme

        2. 1.2. Objectives of the audit programme

        3. 1.3. Scope of the audit programme

        4. 1.4. Audit frequency

      2. 2. Audit activities

      3. 3. Reporting audit findings and conclusions

    4. ANNEX IV

      ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING

      1. A. Introduction

      2. B. Environmental statement

      3. C. Reporting based on environmental performance indicators and qualitative information

        1. 1. Introduction

        2. 2. Core environmental performance indicators

        3. 3. Specific environmental performance indicators

        4. 4. Reporting on significant environmental aspects based on qualitative information

      4. D. Local accountability

      5. E. Public availability

    5. ANNEX V

      EMAS LOGO

      1. 1. The logo may be used in any of the 24...

      2. 2. The logo shall be used either:

    6. ANNEX VI

      INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION

    7. ANNEX VII

      ENVIRONMENTAL VERIFIER'S DECLARATION ON VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION ACTIVITIES

      1. … (name).

      2. with EMAS environmental verifier registration number …

      3. accredited or licensed for the scope … (NACE Code)

      4. declares to have verified whether the site(s) or the whole...

      5. with registration number (if available) …

      6. meet all requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the...

      7. By signing this declaration, I declare that:

      8. the verification and validation has been carried out in full...

      9. This document is not equivalent to EMAS registration. EMAS registration...

      10. Done at … on …/…/20….

      11. Signature

    8. ANNEX VIII

      CORRELATION TABLE

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