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Executive Forests Agency

Position: Executive Director
Name: Executive Director
Phone: 0298511503
Internal phone: 503
Email: tkrastev@iag.bg
Position: Deputy Executive Director
Name: Deputy Executive Director
Phone: 0298511509
Internal phone: 509
Email: k.kamenov@iag.bg
Position: General Secretary
Name: General Secretary
Phone: 0298511504
Internal phone: 504
Email: tochev@iag.bg
Position: Financial Inspector
Name: Financial Inspector
Phone: 0298511557
Internal phone: 557
Email: dronkova@iag.bg
Position: Public Servant on Information
Name: Public Servant on Information
Phone: 0298511561
Internal phone: 561
Email: raichev@iag.bg
Directorate "":
Position: Act. Head of Inspectorate
Name: Blagovesta Lalova
Phone: 0298511557
Internal phone: 557
Email: blalova@iag.bg Internal Audit Directorate

• plans, carries out and reports on internal audit activities as specified in the Act on Internal Audit in the Public Sector, Internal Audit Standards, Code of Ethics of Internal Auditors, the Internal Audit Statutes and the methodology for internal audit in the public sector approved by the Minister of Finance;
• drafts, based on a risk assessment, the three-year strategic plan and annual plan for its activity, to be approved by the Agency Chairperson; the annual plan is also coordinated with the annual plan of the internal audit unit of the Council of Ministers;
• prepares an audit plan for each audit task, which contains the scope, purpose, duration and allocation of resources in performing the task, the audit approach and techniques, types and volume of checks;
• provides the Agency Chairperson with independent and objective evaluation of the condition of audited financial management and control systems;
• evaluates the processes of risk identification, assessment and management, put in place by the Agency Chairperson;
• checks and evaluates:
   a) the compliance of activities with the valid legislation and with internal acts and contracts; the reliability and comprehensiveness of financial and operational information;
   b) the conservation of assets and information; the effectiveness, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of activities; -the implementation of tasks, contracts, commitments and achievement of objectives;
• advises the Agency Chairperson upon his request and provides avice, opinions, carries out training etc. for the purpose of improving the processes of risk management and control without taking managerial responsibility for these;
• reports and discusses with the Agency Chairperson and with the heads of units whose activities were audited, the results of each audit task completed, and provides an audit report;
• gives recommendations in the audit reports on improving the adequacy and the effectiveness of the financial management and control systems, assists the Director in drawing up the action plan and carries out checks to follow up on the implementation of recommendations;
• prepares and presents to the Agency Chairperson an annual report on internal audit activities in compliance with Art. 40 of the Act on Internal Audit in the Public Sector;
• ensures the improved professional qualification of internal auditors and establishes contact with other internal audit units from public sector sector organisations to exchange good practices.
Departments
Officials in the directorate: 3
Directorate "":
Position: Act. Deputy for Head
Name: Emiliya Tafradzhiyska
Phone: 98511560
Internal phone: 560
Email: emi@iag.bg Financial and Economic Activities Directorate

• prepares and drafts budget forecasts, the Agency budget as a first-line spending unit, the budgets of the second-line spending units under the Agency, including the National Fund Bulgarian Forest by policies and programmes;
• develops and proposes for approval the budget of the Agency by structures and specialized territorial units, incl. National Fund Bulgarian Forest;
• coordinates job descriptions, establishes the average gross monthly wage for employees at the structures and specialized territorial units of the Agency, as well as the average gross monthly wage at the National Fund Bulgarian Forest;
• establishes the methodology the structures and the specialised territorial units of the Agency, including the National Fund Bulgarian Forest, in implementation of the Accountancy Act and of all implementing legislation related to the economic activity;
• participates in the development of regulations related to the implementation and management of financial funds;
• processes documentation reflecting the economic processes related to the activity of the Agency, its structures and specialized territorial units and state enterprises;
• carries out the accounting of revenues and expenditures under the complete budget classification and accounts, carries out payments for the Agency;
• prepares the monthly payrolls, turnover documentation and annual balance of the Agency;
• coordinates the activities related to the budget implementation of structures and specialised territorial units, including the National Fund Bulgarian Forest;
• organises and carries out activities related to the financing of state forestry holdings and of state game-keeping holdings through its regional forestry directorates;
• carries out the payments for programmes and projects financed by funds and international sources;
• exercises economic and financial control and methodological guidance on the activity of state enterprises;
• summarizes and prepares the monthly, quarterly and annual cashflow and financial report of the Agency;
• exercises control on payments through the System for Electronic Budget Payments "SEBP";
• participates in the development and implementation of bilateral and multilateral agreements for economic co-operation in the field of forestry and game-keeping/hunting;
• develops the investment programme of the Agency, makes the detailed lists for capital expenditure of the Agency and its structures and specialized territorial units and presents them for approval by the Chairperson;
• controls, summarizes and reports on the implementation of investment politics and capital expenses made by the Agency, of its structures and specialized territorial units;
• performs the funding of the approved investment programme of the Agency;
• develops programmes and measures and prepares analyses related to the Agency's investment policy, of its structures and specialized territorial units;
• organises the activities of managing state property entrusted to the Agency;
• organises and controls the maintenance and storage of the Agency's facilities and equipment;
• organises and controls state-property within the the Agency;
• takes part in activities related to the organisation and carrying out of public procurement procedures.
Departments
Property Investment and Capital Expenditure
Officials in the directorate: 14
Directorate "":
Position: Director
Name: Daniela Angelova
Phone: 0298511754
Internal phone: 754
Email: dangelova@iag.bg Administrative and Legal Services and Human Resources Directorate

• assists the Chairperson, the Deputy-Chairpersons, the Chief Secretary and administrative units to exercise the administrative and legal activities of the Agency;
• participates in the development of regulations and gives opinions on these;
• represents the Agency Chairperson and in judicial procedures;
• prepares and updates projects for the job descriptions and personal job descriptions of positions in the Agency;
• coordinates and proposes for approval the job descriptions for structures and specialised territorial units of the Agency, as well as of State forestry holdings and state game-keeping holdings;
• drafts acts related to the contracting, modification and termination of official and employment contract relations;
• prepare, draft and store official and personal files of employees at the Agency and management contracts for state forestry holdings and state game-keeping holdings;
• develops, jointly with other competent bodies, projects and programmes for the working conditions and technical safety;
• takes legal action to collect receivables of the Agency;
• establish cooperation with the legal directorates under the Council of Ministers, of ministries and the other administrative structures within its competence;
• organises, assists and carries out activities related to public procurement;
• gives opinions on the legality of draft contracts, orders and others acts and documents related to the Agency activity;
• proposes to the Agency Chairperson measures to harmonise the legislation of the Republic of Bulgaria with the Directives, Regulations and standards of European Union (EU) in the field of forestry and game-keeping/hunting;
• organises and carries out the bookkeeping activities such as receiving, processing and sending out the outgoing correspondence;
• organises and coordinates activities related to incoming petitions, applications, signals and proposals from citizens and other documents;
• organises the legal assistance to the administration related to the law-compliant exercising of its functions;
• organises the connections between the units of the general and specialised administration related to the submission of documents for implementation;
• processes and stores the central bookkeeping archive of the Agency;
• organises the administrative and the technical servicing of the persons occupying managerial positions;
• develops the wartime plan of the Agency and organises the operational preparation of staff under the condition of crisis;
• manages the transport service - the registration of motor vehicles, annual MOTs, maintenance and repairs.
Departments
Information Services and Communication Technologies
Officials in the directorate: 16
Directorate " ":
Position: Act. Deputy for Head
Name: Neno Nenov
Phone: 0298511506
Internal phone: 506
Email: nenovni@iag.bg Departments
Officials in the directorate: 7
Directorate "":
Position: Director
Name: Valentin Chambov
Phone: 0298511561
Internal phone: 561
Email: vchambov@iag.bg
 
Departments
Officials in the directorate: 14
Directorate "":
Position: Director
Name: Tsenko Tsenov
Phone: 0298511551
Internal phone: 551
Email: cenov@iag.bg Forestry Directorate

• controls and reports activities related to the creation, renewal and management of forests, as well as the land belonging to the forestry fund;
• organises, controls and reports activities related to hunting management, forestry management, stock-taking and assessment of the forestry fund, as well as any changes in it;
• organises and controls the introduction of science achievements in the field of forestry;
• take part in the work of joint committees for scientific and technical cooperation;
• develops and recommends environmentally friendly facilities, systems and technologies for reproduction and use of forests and their introduction into forestry;
• organises and manages the preparation, maintenance, storage and use of specialised land and forest maps and registers within the forestry fund, as well as the regions of origin of forestry reproductive material;
• organises measures against erosion and landslide in the forestry fund by means of forestry methods;
• controls the forest variety selection, the introduction of tree species, production and trade in forest reproductive material and the storage of forest genetic resources;
• takes part in the development of training programmes, the preparation, qualification and re-qualification of staff in the forestry industry;
• sets up and maintains a system for forecasting and alert for disease and pests in forests;
• controls the implementation of projects, plans and programmes related to the regeneration, management, use and protection of forests, and carries out investor supervision;
• controls and reports activities related the protection of forests and land from the forestry fund;
• proposes the categorisation and re-categorisation of forests and land from the forestry fund;
• develops programmes to promote the participation of physical and legal entities who are forests owners in all stages of the reproduction, management and protection of forests;
• consults physical and legal entities who are owners of forests on issues related to the reproduction, handling and management of forests and land from the forestry fund;
• coordinates and organises the information and training of physical and legal entities who are owners of forests on the sustainable management of their forests;
• participates in the development of mechanisms for the sustainable, environmentally friendly and economically efficient management of forests and land from the forestry fund;
• participates in the development, implementation and control of national and international programmes and projects in the forestry field;
• organises and controls activities related to the certification of state forests;
• organises the preparation and controls the implementation of projects for assessment, prevention and minimization of the effects of unfavourable climatic changes and natural disasters on forests and land from the forestry fund;
• coordinates projects for the recultivation of damaged terrain within forestry fund, controls and participates in recultivation acceptance committees;
• prepares analyses and assists the Agency Chairperson in establishing the national priorities in the field of forestry in compliance with the national interest and EU membership criteria;
• participates in the preparation of strategies, programmes and plans to develop forests and forestry;
• organises and reports work with non-governmental organisations in the field of environmental protection and biodiversity;
• controls, coordinates and reports activities related to the management of protected territories - natural landmarks and protected areas within the forestry fund, as well as in natural parks;
• organises the assignment, development and implementation of plans, projects and programmes for protected territories and special protection areas within the forestry fund, which are not exclusive government property, and for the protection of forest eco-systems and biodiversity in forests and lands within the forestry fund;
• organises a management and control system for protected areas and the maintenance of a favourable conservation status of individual types of habitats and species habitats within the national environmental network "Natura 2000" in forests;
• controls and reports on the various types of use of forests and land within the forestry fund;
• coordinates, controls and reports on activities related to the provision of use in forests and delegation of forestation activities;
• participates in the adoption of financial plans and preparation of contracts for delegation of activities by the Agency to state forestry enterprises and state hunting enterprises;
• analyzes statistical information on forests and land within the forestry fund;
• organises and manages the provision of information about specialised maps and registers of the forests and land within the forestry fund to reflect such information into the digital models in the Restored Property Map (RPM), in cadastral maps and registers and in the Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS);
• keeps and stores the following registers:    a) national database of forests and land within the forestry fund;    b) a "genetic bank" list of coniferous and broad-leaved seeds;    c) a register forests and land within the forestry fund;    d) a public register of persons exercising private forestry practices;    e) a public register of merchants entitled to engage in activities in the forestry fund;    f) a public list of approved base sources of forestry reproductive material;    g) a public register of suppliers of forestry reproductive material;    h) a list of operators of negative reputation who engaged in activities related to the reproduction of forests in the state forestry fund;
• controls the keeping and storage of the following registers:    a) register of forestry seed-producing base;    b) register of river catchments with flush activity.
Departments
Officials in the directorate: 23
Directorate "":
Position: Director
Name: Dimitar Batalov
Phone:
Internal phone:
Email: dbatalov@iag.bg Hunting Management Directorate

• assists the Agency Chairperson in carrying out the state policy in the field of game-keeping and hunting;
• coordinates and controls:    a) the organisation of hunting enterprises;    b) the management, protection and use of game;    c) the acquisition and exercise of hunting rights;    d) the carrying out of organised hunting tourism;    e) trade in game and game products;
• organises the preparation and controls the implementation of projects, plans and programmes related to the management, use and protection of game;
• participates in the drafting standards related to game-management and hunting;
• participates in the adoption of financial plans of state enterprises related to game management activities;
• carries out analyses and estimates and drafts programmes for the development of game management;
• organises and controls the production of reproductive material for fish incubators, and the production of small game to be populated in state forestry enterprises and state hunting management;
• participates in activities related to the preparation and award of management projects and control the implementation;
• organises and participates in the development of training programmes and qualification of game management staft;
• controls and coordinates the activities of structures and specialised territorial units of the Agency, as well as of state hunting enterprises;
• participates in the programming, implementation and monitoring of programmes financed by the Payment Agency in the field of game management and amateur fishing;
• keeps and stores the following registers:    a) register of certificates for selective shooting and hunting guides;    b) register of hunting licenses issued to foreign nationals;    c) a register on the results of annual game counting;    d) a register of hunting licenses issued for scientific and research purposes;    e) a register of categorised hunting facilities.
Departments
Officials in the directorate: 10
Directorate " ":
Position: Director
Name: Rumen Yankulov
Phone:
Internal phone:
Email: r.yankulov@iag.bg Departments
Officials in the directorate: 5
Directorate "":
Position: Director
Name: Denitsa Pandeva
Phone: 029045360
Internal phone:
Email: denica@iag.bg Economic Activities in the State Forestry Fund Directorate

• assists the Chairperson in exercising his/her rights as managing authority for state enterprises;
• proposes for approval the annual financial plans of the state forestry enterprises and state hunting enterprises following coordination with the Financial & Economic Activities Directorate and with the specialised administration directorates;
• coordinates and reports on the activities of state forestry enterprises and of state hunting enterprises related to the generation, regeneration, management and use of forests and land within the forestry fund;
• analyzes information about the activity of state forestry enterprises and state hunting enterprises;
• proposes to the Agency Chairperson detailed programmes for capital expenditure of state enterprises;
• controls, summarizes and reports on the implementation of investment policies and capital expenses made by the state enterprises;
• develops programmes and measures and prepares analyses related to the Agency's investment policy related to state enterprises;
• assists state forestry holdings and state game keeping holdings in improving their business activity and in implementing common projects in this direction;
• prepares opinions and makes proposals to the Agency Chairperson for improvement of the organisation and the activity of state forestry enterprises and state hunting enterprises;
• organises activities related to the receipt, storage and use of the annual financial statements of state enterprises;
• coordinates, summarises, controls and reports on the implementation of investment projects (major repairs, new construction, purchase of fixed tangible assets) of state forestry enterprises and state hunting enterprises regardless the origin of funding;
• proposes to the Chairperson for approval the use of internal loans and bank loans required to meet the economic needs of state enterprises;
• creates and maintains a register of real property owned by the state and entrusted for management to the Agency, its structures and specialized territorial units, and to state forestry enterprises and state hunting enterprises;
• collects and provides information about the situation and trends in the timber market and other raw material and products generated by the forest fund;
• analyzes the development of the internal market of forestry products and of the global market environment and makes proposals to form the commercial policy in the sector;
• carries out research of the forestry products market, prepares and disseminates analyses;
• controls the activity of state enterprises related to the marketing and commercial exploitation of timber;
• assists the Chairperson in exercising the State's ownership rights in trade companies with state capital share in the field of forestry and game management;
• analyzes the financial and economic condition of trade companies in which the Chairperson represents the State in the General Meeting or exercises the rights of a sole owner of the capital;
• prepares proposals to the Chairperson in connection with requests for joint ventures, use of bank loans and any property disposal activities of the trade companies with state interest;
• assists the Chairperson within his/her competences in relation to the privatisation of companies; maintains contact with the Financial Supervision Commission, the Privatisation Agency and the Post Privatisation Control Agency;
• prepares the acts for transformation of companies;
• assists the Chairperson in implementing the Agency policy to commercial companies in liquidation or in bankruptcy;
• takes the necessary action to ensure the recovery of ownership rights, compensation or offsetting of owners as specified in the Act on Compensation of Owners of Nationalized Property and under the now repealed Act on the Trasformation and Privatisation of State and Municipal Enterprises In Connection with the Transitional and Final Provisions of the Privatisation and Post-Privatisation Control Act.
Departments
Officials in the directorate: 11