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The Industrial Emissions Directive

smokeImplementation of Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) (IED)

The IED Article 13 Forum

According to Article 13 of the IED, in order to draw up, review and, where necessary, update BAT reference documents, the Commission shall organise an exchange of information between Member States, the industries concerned, non-governmental organisations promoting environmental protection and the Commission.

Moreover, the Commission shall establish and regularly convene a forum composed of representatives of Member States, the industries concerned and non-governmental organisations promoting environmental protection and shall obtain and make publicly available the opinion of the forum on the proposed content of the BAT reference documents. The Commission shall take into account this opinion for the adoption of the BAT conclusions.

This forum has been created as a formal expert group through Commission decision (2011/C 146/03) of 16 May 2011. According to this Decision, new members of the forum who are not Member States shall be appointed by the Director General of DG Environment.

On 12 September 2011, the forum adopted its Rules of Procedure.

The forum has established its opinion on the following draft documents:

Documents Forum meeting dates

Draft guidance under Article 13(3)(c) and (d) of the IED  
Draft BAT reference document for the manufacture of glass
Draft BAT reference document for iron and steel production

12-13 September 2011

Draft BAT reference document for the production of cement, lime and magnesium oxide
Draft BAT reference document for the tanning of hides and skins

13 September 2012

Draft BAT reference document for the production of chlor-alkali

6 June 2013

Draft BAT reference document for the production of pulp, paper and board
Draft BAT reference document for the refining of mineral oil and gas

20 September 2013

Draft BAT reference document for the production of wood-based panels
Draft BAT reference document for common waste water and waste gas treatment/management systems in the chemical sector

24 September 2014

Draft BAT reference document for the non-ferrous metals industries

4 December 2014

Draft BAT reference document for the intensive rearing of poultry or pigs

19 October 2015

More information on the IED Article 13 Forum can be found on the Expert Group Register website.

The IED Article 75 Committee

According to Article 75 of the IED, the Commission shall be assisted by a committee, which has the competence to deliver opinions on implementing acts concerning the following: guidance under Article 13(3)(c) and (d) of the IED, BAT conclusions (Article 13(5)), implementing rules for large combustion plants (Article 41) and the type, format and frequency of reporting by Member States (Article 72(2)).

The IED Article 75 Committee operates in accordance with the examination procedure (Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011).

The Rules of Procedure of the Committee were adopted on 26 August 2011.

The IED Article 75 Committee has delivered a positive opinion on the following  implementing decisions, which subsequently have been adopted by the Commission and published in the Official Journal:

Commission Implementing Decision Date of publication in the Official Journal of the EU

Implementing rules on transitional national plans (Article 41(b) of the IED)

24 February 2012

Guidance under Article 13(3)(c) and (d) of the IED

2 March 2012

BAT conclusions for the manufacture of glass

8 March 2012

BAT conclusions for iron and steel production

8 March 2012

Determination of start-up and shut-down periods (Article 41(a) of the IED)

9 May 2012

Member States reporting on the implementation of the IED

19 December 2012

BAT conclusions for the tanning of hides and skins

16 February 2013

BAT conclusions for the production of cement, lime and magnesium oxide

9 April 2013

BAT conclusions for the production of chlor-alkali

11 December 2013

BAT conclusions for the production of pulp, paper and board

30 September 2014

BAT conclusions for the refining of mineral oil and gas

28 October 2014

Reporting on integrated emission management techniques applied in mineral oil and gas refineries

1 November 2014

BAT conclusions for the production of wood-based panels

24 November 2015

BAT conclusions for waste water in the chemical sector

9 June 2016

BAT conclusions for the non-ferrous metals industries

30 June 2016

 

The Industrial Emissions Expert Group (IEEG)

In order to facilitate the exchange of experiences and good practices concerning interpretation, transposition and implementation of the IED, and to advise the Commission during the preparation of delegated acts, the Industrial Emissions Expert Group (IEEG) has been established.

The IEEG operates in an informal setting without any formal rules of procedure.

More information on the IEEG can be found on the Expert Group Register website.

Baseline report guidance

The Commission has adopted a Communication on the elaboration of baseline reports under Article 22(2) of the IED. This is available in the EU Official Journal here.