FDF Response to Defra Consultation on the European Commission's Proposed Directive on Industrial Emissions (IPPC) (Recast)

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July 2008

In general FDF supports the existing IPPC Directive as an efficient tool to reduce emissions in a balanced way, by applying Best Available Techniques or equivalent, while taking into account economic considerations, environmental objectives (including cross-media effects) and local conditions.

Due to the very short time since the end of the implementation period for the existing IPPC Directive, 2008/1/EC i.e. 30 October 2007, FDF considers that an assessment of its effectiveness and a revision, in particular concerning its core principles, is premature and inconsistent 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.

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FDF's Full Response to Defra Consultation on the European Commission's Proposed Directive on Industrial Emissions (pdf, 56kb)

Defra: Consultation on the European Commission's proposed Directive on Industrial Emissions


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