Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control

Directive 2008/1/EC[1] of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 concerning integrated pollution prevention and control is a directive of the European Union. It replaces the Council Directive 96/61/EC of 24 September 1996[2] on the same subject matter; both are commonly referred to as IPPC Directive.

Directive 2008/1/EC
European Union directive
TitleIPPC Directive
Made byEuropean Parliament & Council
Made underArticle 175(1)
Journal referenceOJL 24 of 29 January 2008, pp. 8–29
Date made15 January 2008
Came into force18 February 2008
Other legislation
ReplacesDirective 96/61/EC
Current legislation

From 2005 to 2007, the effect of the directive was assessed. In 2010, a revised wording was published, integrated with 6 other European directives regulating large industrial sites, into the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU, short IED.[3]

European IPPC BureauEdit

The European IPPC Bureau[4] was established in 1997 to organize an exchange of information between the European Commission, EU Member States, industries concerned, and non-governmental organizations promoting environmental protection for drawing up and reviewing Best Available Techniques (short: 'BAT') reference documents (short: 'BREFs'). These reference documents, specifically the BAT conclusions therein, provide the basis for EU Member States to grant operating permits for large agro-industrial installations. The information exchange is codified into law by Commission Implementing Decision 2012/119/EU and referred to as Sevilla process,[5] named after the city of Seville where the European IPPC Bureau is located.

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