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The Industrial Emissions Directive


The implementation of Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) (IED) is supported by a number of bodies: the Article 13 forum; the Article 75 Committee; and the Industrial Emissions Expert Group. A number of implementing decisions and guidance have been published to support implementation and more information on these is given below.

The IED Article 13 Forum 

IED Article 13 requires that, in order to draw up, review and, where necessary, update Best Available Techniques (BAT) reference documents (BREFs), 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 a Commission decision. According to this Decision, new members of the forum who are not Member States shall be appointed by the Director General of DG Environment.

More information on the functioning of the forum is available as follows:

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 including BAT conclusions. The Committee operates in accordance with the examination procedure (Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011). After a positive opinion on draft implementing decisions, these are adopted by the Commission and published in the Official Journal. All finalised BREFs and adopted BAT conclusions can be accessed here.

More information on the functioning of the Article 75 Committee is available as follows:

The Industrial Emissions Expert Group (IEEG)

To facilitate the exchange of experience and good practice concerning interpretation, transposition and implementation of the IED, and to advise the Commission during the preparation of delegated acts, Member State experts meet in the Industrial Emissions Expert Group (IEEG). The IEEG operates in an informal setting without any formal rules of procedure.

More information on the functioning of the IEEG is available as follows:

Online platform for sharing information on the IED implementation

This platform has been set up to provide a space for Member States and competent authorities representatives to discuss, exchange knowledge and experience and access resources related to the implementation of the IED. The platform can be accessed here.

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Guidance and Implementing rules

The Commission has: