ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)
National statistical institute
|Contact organisation unit|
"Environmental and Energy Account" Department
|Contact person function|
|Contact mail address|
2 Panayot Volov St., 1038 Sofia
|Contact email address|
|Contact phone number|
+359 2 9857 642
|Contact fax number|
Provision of information from firms, firm establishments, municipal administrations, scientific institutes, foundations, ministries and other organizations and departments having at their disposal facilities, installations, and equipment included in the tangible fixed assets with ecological use. The tangible fixed assets with ecological use put into exploitation /acquired/ during the corresponding year are also reported. Tangible fixed assets with ecological use are allocated by directions of ecological use (wastewater, air, waste, etc.).
· Classification of environmental protection activities (CEPA) - a common classification of environmental protection activities which has been adopted by UN and European statisticians and accountants in 1994 and replaced in 2000 by an improved version (CEPA 2000);
· Nomenclature of environmental protection equipment:
- specialized facilities (end-of-pipe)
- integrated technologies
Included are the economic subjects from all economic sectors having at their disposal tangible fixed assets with ecological use.
|Statistical concepts and definitions|
Specialized equipment for the environment (end-of-pipe) - includes facilities which are not involved in the production process and serve only to reduce pollution resulting from production.
Integrated technologies - elements of the production process/technologies, which resulted in achieving less environmental pollution compared to other similar technologies.
Firms, firm establishments, municipal administrations, scientific institutes, foundations, ministries and other organizations and departments having at their disposal facilities, installations, and equipment included in the tangible fixed assets with ecological use.
All economic units that have tangible fixed assets with ecological use.
Total for the country and by districts.
2000 - 2019
Data is provided by exhausive annual survey. Basic source is a statistical questionnaire on movement of the tangible fixed assets with ecological use.
|Frequency of data collection|
Exhaustive for all units having available tangible fixed assets with ecological use. The questionnaire is collected by correspondence way on paper and by e-mail.
Comparing the data with those reported in the previous year for incorrect measure units, for incorrect data by use for environment.
Dataset containing all the units in the terrritory of the country.
· European Statistics Code of Practice;
· A common framework for quality management in the National Statistical System.
Main users of survey's statistical information are the state and municipal entities, associations, companies and citizens.
No information. Survey about satisfaction of customers has not been conducted.
The survey includes all companies that have tangible fixed assets related to the environment.
|Data completeness - rate|
|Accuracy and reliability|
The survey is comprehensive and there are no sampling errors.
|Sampling errors - indicators|
|Over-coverage - rate|
|Common units - proportion|
|Non response error|
|Unit non-response - rate|
|Item non-response - rate|
|Imputation - rate|
|Model assumption error|
|Data revision - policy|
Revision of the data is applied if necessary.
|Data revision - practice|
Revision of the data is applied if necessary.
|Data revision - average size|
|Timeliness and punctuality|
The data is published according to the terms laid down in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute..
|Time lag - first results|
|Time lag - final results|
All publications are prepared timely, according to the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.
|Punctuality - delivery and publication|
|Coherence and comparability|
|Comparability - geographical|
Due to the unity of principles, variables, definitions and classifications used there is a high degree of comparability between EU Member States with regard to the survey's results.
|Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient|
|Comparability - over time|
Time series are available beginning 2000.
|Length of comparable time series|
|Coherence - cross domain|
|Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics|
|Coherence - National Accounts|
|Coherence - internal|
|Accessibility and clarity|
Annual press release.
· Electronic Publication "Environment";
· Statistical Yearbook.
Data on Tangible fixed assets with ecological use are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Environment: https://www.nsi.bg/en/node/5124
|Data tables - consultations|
Anonymised individual data can be provide for scientific and research purposes, and for individual request according to the Rules for the provision of anonymised individual data for scientific and research purposes.
Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services in NSI.
|Metadata - consultations|
|Documentation on methodology|
Based on statistical methodology of NSI, in accordance with the requirements of Accountancy Law and the National Accounting Standards in Bulgaria. The methodology is updated and consistent with the latest requirements of the European institutions - Eurostat (Statistical Office of the EU).
|Metadata completeness – rate|
|Cost and burden|
In connection with the reduction of respondents burden an electronic version of the questionnaire was introduced.
|Confidentiality - policy|
· Law on Statistics;
· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.
|Confidentiality – data treatment|
Individual data are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law.