Industrial environmental control: 

Pavlodar Oil Chemistry Refinery LLP, in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, ensures production environmental control.
The goals of industrial environmental control are:
-obtaining information for the facility operator to make decisions regarding internal environmental policy, control and regulation of production processes that potentially have an impact on the environment;
-ensuring compliance with the requirements of environmental legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
-minimizing the negative impact of production processes on the environment, life and (or) health of people;
-increasing the efficiency of use of natural and energy resources;
-prompt proactive response to emergency situations;
-formation of a higher level of environmental awareness and responsibility of managers and employees of the facility;
-informing the public about the environmental activities of the enterprise;
-increasing the efficiency of the environmental management system.
Industrial environmental control is carried out on the basis of the Industrial Environmental Control Program, which is part of the environmental impact permit.
Environmental assessment of the efficiency of the production process within the framework of industrial environmental control is carried out on the basis of measurements and (or) calculations of the level of emissions into the environment, harmful production factors, as well as the actual volume of consumption of natural, energy and other resources.
One of the main elements of the Industrial Environmental Control Program is industrial monitoring of environmental objects.

Industrial environmental monitoring

As part of production monitoring, operational monitoring, environmental emissions monitoring and impact monitoring are carried out.
Industrial environmental monitoring is carried out by industrial or independent laboratories accredited in the manner established by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On accreditation in the field of conformity assessment”.
Industrial environmental monitoring covers the following objects:
-surface water of the Sarymsak treated wastewater storage tank (hereinafter referred to as the Sarymsak storage tank);
-underground water through a network of observation wells located on the industrial site and the border of the sanitary protection zone of the enterprise, around the Sarymsak storage tank and the solid waste storage facility;
-purified waste water discharged into the Sarymsak storage tank;
-atmospheric air at the border of the sanitary protection zone of the enterprise;
-industrial emissions from emission sources;
-soil on the solid waste storage facility and the border of the sanitary protection zone of the enterprise;
-radiation control;
-physical factors at the border of the sanitary protection zone of the enterprise.

Automated monitoring system

In accordance with the requirements of the Rules for maintaining an automated system for monitoring emissions into the environment during industrial environmental control, approved by Order No. 208 dated June 22, 2021, at Pavlodar Oil Chemistry Refinery LLP (hereinafter referred to as POCR LLP), the automated monitoring system applies to emissions of pollutants in atmosphere.
The following emission sources are subject to an automated monitoring system:
-source No. 0001 – chimney of primary oil refining production;
-source No. 0013 – chimney of a bitumen production unit for processing heavy oil residues;
-source No. 0262 – chimney of a deep oil refining plant.
The automated pollutant emissions monitoring system is designed for:
-monitoring of emissions of pollutants into the environment by quantity, quality of emissions and their changes;
-monitoring compliance with standards for permissible emissions of pollutants and mass concentrations of pollutants;
-assessing the effectiveness of measures to reduce the harmful effects of pollutants on the environment;
-recording of pollutant emissions based on the results of continuous measurements, preparation of industrial environmental control reports;
-automated data collection from emission sources.
In 2022, POCR LLP developed a working project “Technical re-equipment with the installation of an automated emissions monitoring system at POCR LLP” (hereinafter referred to as the Project).
In the first half of 2022, the Project underwent a comprehensive non-departmental examination and state environmental examination.
In 2023, POCR LLP entered into a contract for the procurement of work; construction and installation work is currently underway; the cost of the project will be 1.7 billion tenge.