Provision of environmental agenda at Správa železnic Headquarters

An independent Environment Department employs six people, each of which is responsible for one specific component of the environmen: water managers of the Správa železnic organizational units managed methodically by her/him.

Environmental agenda at Správa železnic head office:

  • Assess the environmental impact of railway transport on a comprehensive, including the writing of opinions on railway infrastructure projects of modernization or optimization
  • Issue methodical measures for obligations arising from legal regulations in the field of the environment
  • Act on behalf of Správa železnic in negotiations and procedures with administration authorities, i.e. the Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, Head Office of Czech Environmental Inspection and with other state administration authorities and in international co-operation (UIC – Environment, Energy and Sustainability Platform)
  • Providese, support methodically and pursue control activities in specific areas of environmental protection:
    • Waste management including PCB, air protection, water management, nature and countryside protection, public health protection (noise and vibrations)
  • Provide selected functions based on the principle of centralization:
    • Accredited measurement of stationary sources of air pollution
    • Disposal of hazardous waste, oil registry with possible presence of PCB
    • Drinking, waste and utility water monitoring
    • Rehabilitation of old environmental burdens including soil analysis
    • Mapping environmental burdens continuously and reducing them based on funding from Structural Funds
  • Provide software and updates to maintain the environmental agenda including periodic trainings: EisProW SW for waste management and air protection
  • Address the environmental consequences of accidents
  • Keep environmental accounts specifying environmental costs and reporting
  • Introduce, maintain and manage environmental management systems (ČSN EU ISO 14000 series) – civil engineering administrations, Liberec Railway Infrastructure Administration