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Duties and Functions related to Air Quality Management


Issues related to policies on Air Quality
  • Vehicular Emissions
  • Industrial Emissions
  • Indoor Air Quality


Implementation of Vehicle Emission Testing Program
 
  • VET program review and Evaluation
  • Monitoring of the VET Process
  • Research Studies on VET Process
  • Road Side Emission Testing Programs
  • Awareness creation on VET
  • Training programs on VET for officials, technicians
  • Court cases related to VET process

 

Fuel Quality  improvement Program
 
  • Review of Fuel Qualities and relevant policy improvement
  • Co-ordinate with relevant agencies such as CPC, My/Petroleum Resources on implementation of such policy measures.

 

Clean Air policies and Action Plans
 
  • Coordinate with related agencies on Implementation and review and update of Clean Air action plan periodically
  • Carry out studies on implementation of policies on air quality issues and recommend necessary policy changes

 

Indoor Air Quality Management
 
  • Co-ordinate with NBRO , CEA , UDA and other agencies on incorporation of necessary guidelines in present planning approvals
  • Preparation of required guidelines
  • Awareness creation on public on the impact on the indoor air pollution and related issues creation

 

Awareness Creation
 
  • Hold annual air quality symposium " Air that we Breathe"
  • Hold district air quality awareness seminars and exhibitions
  • Awareness seminars for public officials
  • Awareness seminars
  • Media awareness ( electronic & print)
  • Printing of awareness creation materials
  • Maintain AirMAC website

 

Co-ordination among the stakeholders
 
  • Coordinating the functions of the AirMAC
  • Coordinate with CMT, M/Transport, CEA, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Policy recommendations on environmentally friendly modes of transport
  • Co-ordinate with regional clean air initiatives

Duties and Functions related to International Relations

National Focal Pont for GEF Activities
 
  • Review of GEF Projects
  • Function as the GEF Operational Focal Office
  • National Endorsement for Sri Lanka GEF Projects
  • Member LTNDP/GEF/ SGP Programs
  • GEF Secretariat/Sri Lanka

 

National Focal Pont for GEF Activities
 
  • Review of GEF Projects
  • Function as the GEF Operational Focal Office
  • National Endorsement for Sri Lanka GEF Projects
  • Member LTNDP/GEF/ SGP Programs
  • GEF Secretariat/Sri Lanka

 

MEA Secretariat
 
  • National Focal Point for MEA and establishment of MEAs Secretariat
  • Capacity building programs for MEA negotiations
  • Facilitate national consultations on country positions prior to COP/MOP meetings
  • Coordinate with Dept of Trade on GSP+ issues
  • Maintain MEA Web site
  • Provide Ministry's input on intergovernmental negotiation process

 

Function as the Ministry Focal Point for UNEP, SACEP, SASP, IUCN, APN
 
  • Facilitate to prepare briefs for UNGA sessions on environmental matters
  • Co-ordinate with My/Foreign Affairs on related issues on environment

 

Function as the National focal point for Basel Convention, POPS PIC convention and SAICM
 
  • National Co-ordination Committee Meeting on Basel Convention
  • Technical committee on Hazardous Waste ( CEA Convened)
  • Submission of Country positions
  • E waste management program
  • Maintain MEA Web site
  • Co-ordinate on Waste related issues with related stakeholders such as CEA, MEPA, BOI, M/Ind.Devt.etc

Duties and Functions related to Environmental Quality

Issues related to Water Quality
 
  • Policies related to water pollution, Industrial Effluents and relevant standards
  • Co-ordinate with relevant agencies to review and update of WQ policies and recommend necessary policy changes

 

Issues related to Waste Management
 
  • Waste management related issues
  • Review waste management projects implemented by CEA and local Authorities
  • Co-ordinate with relevant agencies on Implementation and review and update of waste management policies and recommend necessary policy changes

 

Environmental Assessment
 
  • Policy Issues related to EIA Process
  • Review waste management projects implemented by CEA and local Authorities
  • Issues related to EPL Process and appeals

 

Cleaner Production Practices
 
  • Promote CP Concepts
  • Co-ordinate with stakeholders to implement CP Practices

 

Sustainable Energy
 
  • Promote Sustainable Energy use
  • Co-ordinate with relevant stakeholders for related policies

 

Implementation of Pilot Program and Projects
 
  • Water Quality Improvement Programs
  • Pilot scale waste Management and programs and projects

 

Awareness creation
 
  • Organize annual Water quality symposium " Save Water for Future Generations"
  • Organize annual Environmental Quality Awards Program

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 May 2012 12:59