FDF supports the existing IPPC Directive as an efficient tool to reduce
emissions in a balanced way, by applying Best Available Techniques or
taking into account economic considerations, environmental objectives
cross-media effects) and local conditions.
Due to the very short time since the
end of the implementation period of the existing IPPC Directive 96/61/EC i.e.
October 2007, FDF considers that an assessment of its effectiveness and a
revision, in particular concerning its core principles, is premature and
with the Commission’s Better Regulation agenda.
FDF therefore supports initiatives to stimulate full implementation of the
existing IPPC system rather than changing it radically at this stage. Regarding
the Recast proposal itself FDF has identified a number of generic and food
specific issues of concern which have been forwarded to Defra in response to
Following a two year review process the EC published on 21 December 2007 its
proposal for a Directive on ‘industrial emissions (integrated pollution
and control) (recast) along with an impact assessment.
The proposal recasts
seven existing Directives related to industrial emissions, including Directive
96/61/EC concerning IPPC, into a single legislative framework. The proposal is
subject to scrutiny by the European Parliament and the Council.
envisages the Directive will come into force on 1 January 2011 although the
process could result in a slightly different date on either side; installations
comprising smaller combustion plant 20-50MW will have a further 4.5 years.
At the end of May Defra launched a consultation package on the Recast proposalin order to inform the position the UK takes when negotiations of the Directive
get fully underway in September. This 'package' comprises inter alia a general
consultation dealing with the substantive amendments to the main articles along
with one on combustion plants and another dealing with changes to scope. The
of the consultation closes on 25 July with the scope changes part closing on 31
July. The consultation has now closed.
Last reviewed: 19 Sep 2008