The original IPPC directive was adopted as Directive 96/61/EC and has been amended four times since it entered in force. The first amendment reinforced public participation in line with the Aarhus Convention. The second amendment clarified the relationship between the permit conditions established in accordance with the IPPC Directive and the EU greenhouse gas emission trading scheme. The last two amendments relate to changes regarding Comitology procedures and EPER.
The IPPC Directive has been codified (Directive 2008/1/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 concerning integrated pollution prevention and control).
The IPPC Directive will be repealed with effect from 7 January 2014 by Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions.