Regulations and international treaties ratified or signed by the Republic of Croatia

Environmental Protection

Regulations 

  • Environmental Protection Act
    Official Gazette 80/13, 153/13, 78/15

  • Instructions on the form, the tenor and the manner of keeping records of inspections performed by environmental inspectors
    Official Gazette 79/95

  • Environmental protection emergency plan
    Official Gazette 82/99, 86/99, 12/01

  • National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP)
    Official Gazette 46/02

  • Regulation on technical standards of environmental protection from VOC emissions by storage of petrol and its distribution
    Official Gazette 135/06

  • Ordinance on the availabilityof data on fuel economy and CO2 emissions of new passenger cars
    Official Gazette 120/07
     
  • Regulation on information and participation of the public and public concerned in environmental matters
    Official Gazette 64/08
     
  • Regulation on the Environmental Information System
    Official Gazette 68/08 
      
  • Ordinance on the register of use permits establishing integrated environmental requirements and of decisions on integrated environmental requirements for existing installations
    Official Gazette 113/08 
     
  • Ordinance on the register of installations in which dangerous substances have been identified and on the register of reported major accidents
    Official Gazette 113/08
     
  • Ordinance on measures for environmental damage remediation and remediation programmes
    Official Gazette 145/08

  • Decision on publishing rules on state aid for environmental protection
    Official Gazette 154/08

  • Strategy for Sustainable Development of the Republic of Croatia
    Official Gazette 30/09

  • List of persons eligible to be appointed members and deputy members of committes in procedures of strategic assessment, environmental impact assessment of projects and establishment of integrated environmental requirements
    Official Gazette 126/09, 65/12

  • Ordinance on awards and prizes for environmental achievements
    Official Gazette 31/10

  • Ordinance on requirements for issuing approvals to legal persons for performing professional environmental protection activities
    Official Gazette 57/10

  • Act on Protection against Light Pollution
    Official Gazette 114/11

  • Regulation on environmental permit
    Official Gazette 8/14

  • Regulation on the prevention of major accidents involving dangerous substances
    Official Gazette 44/14

  • Regulation on environmental impact assessment
    Official Gazette 61/14, 3/17

  • Regulation on voluntary participation by organisations in the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)
    Official Gazette 77/14

  • Regulation on the development and implementation of the documents under the Strategy for marine environment and coastal zone management
    Official Gazette 112/14

  • Ordinance on the expert council
    Official Gazette 121/14

  • Ordinance on registry of installations containing hazardous substances and register of reported major accidents
    Official Gazette 139/14

  • General Binding Rules for poultry farming
    Official Gazette 140/14

  • General Binding Rules for pig farming
    Official Gazette 140/14

  • Ordinance on the official identity card and label (badge) of environmental inspectors
    Official Gazette 156/14

  • Ordinance on the manner of sealing premises, areas and working instruments of supervised persons pursuant to environmental protection regulations
    Official Gazette 156/14

  • Ordinance on the availability of data to consumers on fuel economy and CO2 emissions of new passenger cars
    Official Gazette 7/15

  • Ordinance on the environmental pollution register
    Official Gazette 87/15

  • Regulation onenvironmental technical standards for reduction of volatile organic compound emissions from refuelling of motor vehicles with petrol at service stations
    Official Gazette 44/16

  • Ordinance on the environmental label "Environmentally Friendly"
    Official Gazette 91/16

  • Ordinance on the EU Ecolabel
     Official Gazette 116/16

  • Regulation on the strategic environmental assessment of strategy, plan and programme
    Official Gazette 3/17

  • Regulation on environmental liability
    Official Gazette 31/17

International treaties

  • Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context
    (Espoo 1991)
    Published in «Narodne novine – Međunarodni ugovori» (Official Gazette – International Treaties, hereinafter referred to as OG–IT), No. 6/96, came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 10 September 1997.

  • Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment
    (Kiev 2003)
    The Republic of Croatia signed the Protocol on 23 May 2003.
    Published in OG–IT No. 7/09. The Protocol came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 11 July 2010 and the effective date was published in OG-IT No. 3/10

  • Convention on Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
    (Helsinki 1992)
    Published in OG–IT No. 7/99, came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 19 April 2000, and the effective date was published in OG-IT No. 10/01

  • European Landscape Convention
    (Florence 2000)
    Published in OG–IT No. 12/02, came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 1 March 2004, and the effective date was published in OG-IT No. 11/04

  • Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers to the Aarhus Convention
    (Kiev 2003)
    The Republic of Croatia signed the Protocol on 23 May 2003.
    Published in OG–IT No. 4/08, came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 8 October 2009, and the effective date was published in OG-IT No. 13/11

  • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
    (Stockholm 2001)
    Republic of Croatia signed the Convention in 2001.
    Published in OG-IT No. 11/06, entered into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 30 April 2007, and the effective date was published in OG-IT No. 2/07

  • Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters
    (Aarhus 1998)
    Published in OG–IT No. 1/07, came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 25 June 2007, and the effective date was published in OG-IT No. 7/08

  • Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade
    (Rotterdam 1998)
    Published in OG–IT No. 4/07

  • Act on Ratification of the Amendment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context, Sofia, 27 February 2001, and of the Amendment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context
    Cavtat, 4 June 2004
    Published in OG-IT No. 7/08 and Corrigendum to the Act in OG-IT No. 1/09
    The Amendment came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 26 October 2014 and the effective date was published in OG-IT No. 6/14

Air

Regulations

  • Air Protection Act
    Official Gazette No. 130/11, 47/14, 61/17


  • Regulation on the quality of biofuels
    Official Gazette 141/05, 33/11

  • Decision on the adoption of the National Plan for the implementation of Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
    Official Gazette 145/08

  • Decision on adopting the Plan on reduction of emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter from major combustion plants and gas turbines in the territory of the Republic of Croatia
    Official Gazette 151/08

  • Programme for gradual emission reduction of certain pollutants in the Republic of Croatia for the period until the end of 2010, with emission projections for the period 2010-2020
    Official Gazette 152/09

  • Programme for monitoring the quality of liquid oil fuels for 2010
    Official Gazette 13/10

     
  • Decision on adoption of the Fifth National Communication of the Republic of Croatia under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
    Official Gazette 24/10

     
  • Programme for monitoring the quality of liquid oil fuels for 2011
    Official Gazette 144/10

     
  • Programme for monitoring the quality of liquid oil fuels for 2012
    Official Gazette 139/11

  • Decision on establishing the annual quantity of liquid oil fuels allowed to be placed on the domestic market without meeting the limit values and other quality characteristics for liquid oil fuels
    Official Gazette 154/11

  • Ordinance on the manner of free allocation of emission allowances to installations
    Official Gazette 43/12

  • Regulation on the method of greenhouse gas emission allowance trading
    Official Gazette 69/12

  • Regulation on greenhouse gas emission monitoring, policy and measures for their reduction in the Republic of Croatia
    Official Gazette 87/12

  • Regulation on levels of pollutants in ambient air
    Official Gazette 117/12

  • Ordinance on monitoring pollutant emissions from stationary sources into the air
    Official Gazette 129/12, 97/13

  • Ordinance on monitoring air quality
    Official Gazette 3/13

  • Programme for monitoring the quality of liquid oil fuels for 2013
    Official Gazette 4/13

  • Regulation on limit values for volatile organic compound content of certain paints and varnishes used in construction and vehicle refinishing products
    Official Gazette 69/13

  • Decision on the adoption of the report on the status of air quality for the territory of the Republic of Croatia from 2008 to 2011
    Official Gazette 95/13

  • Regulation on the quality of petroleum-derived liquid fuels
    Official Gazette 113/13, 76/14, 56/15

  • Decision on the adoption of the Plan for the protection of air, ozone layer and climate change mitigation in the Republic of Croatia for the 2013 – 2017 period
    Official Gazette 139/13

  • Act on the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 on persistent organic pollutants
    Official Gazette 148/13

  • Regulation on designation of zones and agglomerations according to levels of air pollution in the territory of the Republic of Croatia
    Official Gazette 1/14

  • Programme for monitoring the quality of liquid oil fuels for 2014
    Official Gazette 8/14

  • Decision on the adoption of the Sixth National Communication of the Republic of Croatia under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
    Official Gazette 18/14

  • Regulation on ozone depleting substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases
    Official Gazette 90/14

  • Programme for measuring the level of air pollution in the national network for continuous air quality monitoring
    Official Gazette 103/14, 117/14

  • Decision on the amount of the greenhouse gas emission unit charge for operators of installations excluded from the emission trading scheme for 2013
    Official Gazette 105/14

  • Decision on the establishment of a Committee for intersectoral coordination of policies and measures on climate change adaptation and mitigation
    Official Gazette 114/14

  • Regulation   on   unit   charges,   corrective   coefficients  and  detailed  criteria  and  benchmarks for determining the special environmental charge for motor vehicles
    Official Gazette 114/14, 147/14

  • Ordinance on the manner  and deadlines for calculation and payment of the special environmental charge for motor vehicles
    Official Gazette 156/14

  • Quality Monitoring Programme for liquid oil fuels for 2015
    Official Gazette 10/15

  • Quality Monitoring Programme for liquid oil fuels for 2016
    Official Gazette 136/15

  • Ordinance on reciprocal exchange of information and reporting on ambient air quality and commitments for implementation of Commission Decision 2011/850/EU
    Official Gazette 3/16

  • Decision on the adoption of the Second National Plan for the implementation of Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
    Official Gazette 62/16

  • Regulation on the establishment of a List of measurement sites for monitoring concentrations of certain pollutants in the air and locations for measurement stations in the national air quality monitoring network
    Official Gazette 65/16

  • Programme for measuring the level of air pollution in the national network for continuous air quality monitoring
    Official Gazette 73/16

  • Quality Monitoring Programme for liquid oil fuels for 2017
    Official Gazette 120/16

  • Regulation on greenhouse gas emission monitoring, policy and measures for their reduction in the Republic of Croatia
    Official Gazette 5/17

  • Regulation on the quality of liquid oil fuels, the method of monitoring and reporting and the methodology for calculating greenhouse gas emissions in the life cycle of delivered fuels and energy
    Official Gazette 57/17

  • Act on the Implementation of Regulation (EU) 2015/757 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2015 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport, and amending Directive 2009/16/EC
    Official Gazette 61/17

  • Act on the Implementation of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No 842/2006
    Official Gazette 61/17

  • Ordinance on monitoring air quality
    Official Gazette 79/17

  • Regulation on limit values for pollutant emissions from stationary sources into the air
    Official Gazette 87/17

 

International treaties

  • Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
    (Geneva 1979)
    Pursuant the notification on succession, the Republic of Croatia became a party to the Convention on 8 October 1991 (OG- IT 12/93).

  • Protocol to the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution on Long Term Financing of the Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe (EMEP)
    (Geneva 1984)
    Pursuant the notification on succession, the Republic of Croatia became a party to the Convention on 8 October 1991 (OG- IT 12/93).


  • Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution on Further Reduction of Sulfur Emissions
    (Oslo 1994)
    Published in OG–IT, No. 17/98,3/99 - corrigerndum, came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 27 April 1999.

  • Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone
    (Gothenburg 1999)
    The Republic of Croatia signed the Protocol in 1999.
    Published in OG–IT No. 4/08, came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 5 January 2009, and the effective date was published in OG-IT No. 7/08

  • Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Concerning the Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds or Their Transboundary Fluxes
    (Geneva 1991)
    Published in OG-IT No. 10/07, entered into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 01 June 2008, and the effective date was published in OG-IT No. 2/08

  • Protocol to the 1979 Conventionon Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Concerning the Control of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides or Their Transboundary Fluxes
    (Sofia 1988)
    Published in OG-IT No. 10/07, entered into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 01 June 2008, and the effective date was published in OG-IT No. 2/08

  • Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution on Heavy Metals
    (Aarhus 1998)
    The Republic of Croatia signed the Protocol in Aarhus in 1998.
    Published in OG-IT No. 5/07, entered into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 05 December 2007, and the effective date was published in OG-IT No. 9/07

  • Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution on Persistent Organic Pollutants
    (Aarhus 1998)
    The Republic of Croatia signed the Protocol in Aarhus in 1998.
    Published in OG-IT No. 5/07, entered into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 05 December 2007, and the effective date was published in OG-IT No. 9/07

  • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
    (Stockholm 2001)
    Republic of Croatia signed the Convention in 2001.
    Published in OG-IT No. 11/06, entered into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 30 April 2007, and the effective date was published in OG-IT No. 2/07


  • Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
    (Vienna 1985)
    Pursuant the notification on succession, the Republic of Croatia became a party to the Convention on 8 October 1991 (OG- IT 12/93).

  • Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
    (Montreal 1987)
    Pursuant the notification on succession, the Republic of Croatia became a party to the Convention on 8 October 1991 (OG- IT 12/93).

  • Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
    (London 1990)
    Published in OG–IT, No. 11/93, came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 13 January 1994.

  • Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
    (Copenhagen 1992)
    Published in OG–IT, No. 8/96, came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 12 May 1996.

  • Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
    (Montreal 1997)
    Published in OG–IT, No. 10/00, came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 7 December 2000, and the effective date was published in OG-IT 14/00.

  • Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
    (Beijing 1999)
    Published in OG–IT, No. 12/01, came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 25 April 2002.

  • Regulation on the publication of Annex G of 6 May 2005, amendments to Annexes A, B and C of May 2009, amendments to Annex A of April 2011 and amendments to Annex A of May 2013 to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
    Published in OG-IT No. 8/15

Sea

Regulations 

  • Environmental Protection Act
    Official Gazette 80/13

  • Regulation on sea bathing water quality
    Official Gazette 73/08

  • Contingency plan for accidental marine pollution
    Official Gazette 92/08

  • Regulation on the preparation and implementation of documents under the Coastal and Marine Management Strategy
    Official Gazette 112/14, 39/17

  • Decision on the adoption of the Coastal and Marine Management Strategy Action Programme: Monitoring and observation system for continuous assessment of the state of the Adriatic Sea
    Official Gazette 153/14

International treaties

  • Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution
    (Barcelona 1976)
    Pursuant the notification on succession, the Republic of Croatia became a party to the Convention on 8 October 1991 (OG- IT 12/93).

  • Protocol for the Prevention and Elimination of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft
    (Barcelona 1976)
    Pursuant the notification on succession, the Republic of Croatia became a party to the Convention on 8 October 1991 (OG- IT 12/93).

  • Amendments to the Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution
    (Barcelona, 1995)
    Published in OG–IT, No. 17/98, came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 9 July 2004, and the effective date was published in OG-IT 11/04.

  • Amendments to the Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft or Incineration at Sea
    (Barcelona 1995)
    Published in OG–IT, No. 17/98,came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 9 July 2004.

  • Protocol Concerning Cooperation on Preventing Pollution from Ships and, in Cases of Emergency, Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea
    (Malta 2002)
    Published in OG–IT, No. 12/03, came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 17 March 2004, and the effective date was published in OG-IT 4/04.

  • Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean
    (Barcelona 1994 and Monaco 1995)
    Published in OG–IT No. 11/01, came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 12 May 2002, and the effective date was published in OG-IT 11/04.

  • Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land-Based Sources
    (Athens 1980)
    Pursuant the notification on succession, the Republic of Croatia became a party to the Convention on 8 October 1991 (OG- IT 12/93).

  • Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution From Land-Based Sources and Activities
    (Syracuse 1996)
    Republic of Croatia signed the Protocol.

  • Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution Resulting from Exploration and Exploitation of the Continental Shelf and the Seabed and its Sub-Soil
    (Madrid 1994)
    Republic of Croatia signed the Protocol.

  • Protocol on the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea by Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
    (Izmir 1996)
    Republic of Croatia has not signed the Protocol.

  • Act on Ratification of the Amendments to the Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution from Land-Based Sources
    (Syracuse 1996)
    Published in OG-IT No. 3/06

  • Act on Ratification of the Sub-Regional Contingency Plan for Prevention of, Preparedness for and Response to Major Marine Pollution Incidents in the Adriatic Sea
    (Portorož 2005)
    Published in OG-IT No. 7/08

  • Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Mediterranean
    (Barcelona 2008)
    Published in OG–IT, No. 8/12, came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 28 February 2013 and the effective date was published in OG–IT No. 2/13

 

Soil

International treaty

  • Law on Ratification of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa – Convention to Combat Desertification
    (Paris 1994)
    Published in OG–IT No. 11/00, came into force with respect to the Republic of Croatia on 4 January 2004, and the effective date was published in OG-IT No. 14/00