Environmental Regulation

Norm2In accordance with Environmental Code ofthe Republic of Kazakhstan standardization of emissions is aimed to regulateenvironmental quality and determine permissible environmental impact, to ensureecological safety and preservation of ecological systems and biologicaldiversity.

Standard rates of Maximum PermissibleEmissions (MPE) and Maximum Permissible Discharges (MPD) of pollutants, productionand consumption waste disposal represent the values, which are determinedthrough calculations for each stationary emission source and enterprise ingeneral in order to meet the environmental quality standards.

Standards of maximum permissibleemissions and discharges, production and consumption waste disposal are appliedfor issuing emission permits.

Standards of emissions into naturalenvironment are validated in individual documents developed forexisting enterprises within the package of Environmental Impact Assessment ofthe planned economic and other types ofactivities.

Types of activities:

  • Development of MPE Standards Projects;
  • Development of MPD Standards Projects;
  • Development of Waste Management Projects, production and consumption waste generation standards and disposal limits;
  • Development of ecological passports for enterprises;
  • Development of standards for permissible physical impacts (level of noise, vibration, ionizing radiation and other physical impacts);
  • Standard limits for unsheltered disposal of sulphur.

Development of MPE Standard Projects

Norm1High-qualified and well-experienced specialistsdevelop MPE Standard Projects for industrial facilities in Kazakhstan. Many specialists have more than 30-year work experience and were one of theoriginators of standardizing emissions in Kazakhstan. Young specialists havethe opportunity to take over experience of senior specialists and regularlyupgrade their skills at training courses and seminars conducted by the RKMinistry of Environmental Protection, Scientific Research Institute“Atmosphere”, “Integral” firm (St. Petersburg), “Logos-Plus” (Novosibirsk). KAPEinvolves its Mobile Ecological Laboratory (MEL) (Accreditation Certificate NoКZ, I. No 0211 of 02.09.2008) forimplementation of Emission Sources Inventory Project (first stage of MPEStandards Project development). The laboratory employs qualified specialistsand has specialized devices and equipment, including gas analyzers forimplementation of instrumentation measurements of pollutant concentrations atemission sources and in the ambient air (see information about MEL). Softwarepackages such as “Ecolog”, “Era” and software applications designed forautomated calculations of air pollutant emissions from various industries,approved in the Republic of Kazakhstan are usedcalculations of air pollutant emissions dispersion within the framework of MPEProjects development.
From 1998 KAPE LLC has been conductingits activities in the field of MPE Standards Project development. More than 150 MPE Standards Projects had beendeveloped over the 14-year period. The Projects were approvedby the RK Ministry of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Health and theirterritorial subdivisions. Below is the list of major projects implemented byKAPE in recent years (2008-2011).

List of MPE Standard Projects and Emission Sources Inventory
implemented by KAPE during the period from
2008 to 2011

Name of enterprise (customer)

Project Title

Y2011

NCOC BV (North Caspian Operating Company B.V.)

MPE Standards Project for berm construction on DC-10 in 2011

Emission Sources Inventory Project for Agip KCO onshore facilities in Mangystau oblast, 2011

Emission Sources Inventory Project for ENKA contractor’s
onshore facilities inMangystau oblast, 2011

Emission Sources Inventory Project for NCOC offshore facilities in Atyrau oblast, 2011

MPE Standards Project for Agip KCO onshore facilities in in Mangystau Oblast, 2012

MPE Standards Project for ENKA contractor’s onshore facilities Mangystau Oblast, 2012

MPE Standards Project for NCOC offshore facilities in Atyrau oblast,  2012

Y2010

NCOC BV (North Caspian Operating Company B.V.)

Air Pollutants Emission Sources Inventory at Kashagan Field Offshore Facilities in 2010 (consolidated)

Maximum Permissible Emission (MPE) Standards Project
for Kashagan Field Offshore Facilities in 2011.

Emission Sources Inventory Project for onshore facilities (including ENKA facilities)
in Mangystau oblast in 2010

MPE Standards Project for onshore facilities in Mangystau Oblast, 2011

MPE Standards Project for ENKA (Agip KCO contractor) onshore facilities (Agip KCO
contractor) in Mangystau Oblast, 2011

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Project for the North-Caspian
Project Complex Facilities in Atyrau Oblast, 2009;

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Project for the North-Caspian Project Onshore and Offshore Facilities in Tyupkaragan District of Mangystau Oblast, 2008;

EmirOil LLC

MPE Standards Project for EmirOil LCC chemical substances emissions, 2011

Y 2009

NCOC BV (North Caspian Operating Company B.V.)

Air Pollutants Emission Sources Inventory for Kashagan Field Facilities, 2009 (consolidated).

MPE Standards Project for Kashagan Field Offshore Facilities, 2010

Emission Sources Inventory Project for Onshore Facilities in Mangystau oblast

MPE Standards Project for Onshore Facilities in Mangystau Oblast, 2010

“KaspiOilGas” LLC

Development and approval of MPE Standards Project for Rakushechnoye field, 2010

Y 2008

Agip KCO

MPE Standards Project for Construction and Appraisal Wells on Kalamkas Structure, 2009

Air Pollutants Emission Sources Inventory for Agip KCO Facilities within Kashagan
Field EP, 2008.
Block D, Construction of Trunklines and Intrafield Pipelines.

Air Pollutants Emission Sources Inventory for Agip KCO Facilities within Kashagan
Field EP, 2008  (consolidated)

MPE Standards Project for Agip KCO Facilities within Kashagan Field EP,
2008-2009.
Block А, Islands DC-01, DC-04, DC-05, DC-06. Book 2

MPE Standards Project for Agip KCO Facilities within Kashagan Field EP,
2008-2009.
Book 2.1. Block D, EPC-3 – Drilling Operations and
Construction Activities

MPE Standards Project for Agip KCO Facilities within Kashagan Field EP,
2008-2009.
Book 2 (consolidated)

Emission Sources Inventory Project for Agip KCO Onshore Facilities in Mangystau oblast

MPE Standards Project for Agip KCO Onshore Facilities in Mangystau Oblast, 2009

MPE Standards Project for Construction and Appraisal Wells on Kalamkas Structure, 2009

Aktyubinskaya Mednaya Compania” LLC

MPE Standards Project for “Aktyubinskaya Mednaya Compania” (copper plant) LLC, 2008-2011

Development of standards for permissiblephysical impacts (level of noise, vibration, ionizing radiation and otherphysical impacts) (see services “Physical Impacts”)

Development of Waste Management Projects

High-qualified and well-experienced specialistsdevelop Waste Management projects for facilities operating in Kazakhstan. Youngspecialists have the opportunity to take over experience of senior specialistsand regularly upgrade their skills at training courses and seminars conductedby the RK Ministry of Environmental Protection, Scientific Research Institute“Atmosphere”, “Integral” firm (St. Petersburg), “Logos-Plus” (Novosibirsk). Beginningin 2000 KAPE has been conducting its activities in the field of WasteManagement Projects development. Over the 12-year period KAPE implemented morethan 20 Waste Management Projects approved by the RK Ministry of EnvironmentalProtection, Ministry of Health, their territorial subdivisions, and RKterritorial departments of ecology. Below is the list of major projectsdeveloped by KAPE in recent years (2008-2011).

List of major Waste Management Projects implemented by KAPE during the period from 2008 to 2011

 Name of enterprise (customer)  Project Title
 2011

NCOC BV (North Caspian Operating Company B.V.)

Determination of qualitative composition and hazard class of NCOC company’s production and consumption waste (2011 )

Waste Management Project for 2012. Offshore Complex. Drill Cuttings Disposal through Injection on Island ЕРС-3 (2011 )

Waste Management Project for 2012. Offshore Complex. Auxiliary Facilities in Mangystau Oblast. Book 1. Offshore Complex (2011)

Waste Management Project for 2012. Offshore Complex. Auxiliary Facilities in Mangystau Oblast. Book 2. Onshore Facilities of Agip KCO – the Agent of NCOC B.V. in Mangystau Oblast (2011 )

Waste Management Project for 2012. Offshore Complex. Auxiliary Facilities in Mangystau Oblast. Book 3. Onshore Facilities of Agip KCO Agent in Mangystau Oblast. Enka Contractor (2011 )

 2010

NCOC BV (North Caspian Operating Company B.V.)

Waste Management Project for Onshore Facilities of Agip KCO – the Agent of NCOC B.V. in Atyrau Oblast, 2011  (2010)

Waste Management Project for 2011. Offshore Complex. Auxiliary Facilities in Mangystau Oblast. Book 1. Offshore Complex (2010)

Waste Management Project for 2011 . Offshore Complex. Auxiliary Facilities in Mangystau Oblast. Book 2. Onshore Facilities of Agip KCO – the Agent of NCOC B.V. in Mangystau Oblast (2010)

Waste Management Project for 2011. Offshore Complex. Auxiliary Facilities in Mangystau Oblast. Book 3. Onshore Facilities in Agip KCO Agent in Mangystau Oblast. Enka Contractor (2010 )

2009

NCOC BV (North Caspian Operating Company B.V.)

Waste Management Project for Onshore Facilities in Atyrau Oblast, 2010  (2009)

Determining the Hazard Class of Waste Generated at Onshore Facilities in Atyrau Oblast (2009)

Waste Management Project for 2010. Offshore Complex. Mangystau Oblast Facilities (2009)

2008

Agip KCO

 

Waste Management Project for Agip KCO Operations in 2009. Atyrau Oblast Facilities (2008 )

Determining the Hazard Class of Agip KCO Drill Cuttings (2008)

Waste Management Project for Agip KCO Operations in 2009. Offshore Complex. Mangystau Oblast Facilities (2008)