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Most of the work within IMPEL is done through projects. On this page all IMPEL projects can be found, including a link to the related documents. To start, use the menu on the left sidebar to modify your search.

Developing a tool to review the impact of new and existing legislation on Transfrontier Shipments of Waste (TFS)

  • Number: 2014/20
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
The tool will show regulators the unintended consequences of new legislation and advise how to avoid or minimise future problems and use resources as effectively as possible. It will also support the drafting of inspection strategies by competent authorities and assist in using using limited resources more effectively. Project activities include collecting examples of where loopholes and consequences were identified (e.g. collection treatment rates), developing a checklist, testing and revising the...
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  • Lead Country:
  • Netherlands

End of Waste Project

  • Number: 2014/19
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
Activities under this project, include: 1. End of Waste dissemination events Variuous vents will be hosted in different regions of the EU. The events will seek to build a collective understanding of key issues, share guidance and best practice, including relevant initiatives by MSs and/or other stakeholders. Sources and links for these outputs and initiatives will be collected and collated for further dissemination. 2. IMPEL End of Waste webpage The webpage will be part of the IMPEL website...
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  • Lead Country:
  • United Kingdom

Proposals for Derogations from Best Available Techniques Associated Emission Levels (BAT-AEL’s)

  • Number: 2014/18
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
Means to collect proposlas and views include a questionnaire and a case study which member countries have to work throug. As outcome the project team will draft a review paper to assist member states in developing and improving derogation determination methodologies.
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  • Lead Country:
  • United Kingdom

Understanding Non-compliance

  • Number: 2014/17
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
Fundamentally all though all technically classed as a non-compliance a range of noncompliances exist from minor technical issues to technical directive breaches or environmental damage. Should all non-compliances be treated the same or can a range be identified to help further target resource where it is needed? Where local legislation allows it is thought that a simple graduated compliance assessment scheme could be the key risk criteria missing from many systems. The plan is to design a simple...
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  • Lead Country:
  • United Kingdom

Compliance Assurance through Company Compliance and Environmental Management Systems

  • Number: 2014/16
  • Status: Runnning
  • Period: 2014
The aim of this project is to answer the following questions:
  • How do we assess compliance (and eventually environmental) performance against standard criteria for an effective EMS/CMS including factual output?
  • What is necessary to express both the responsibility of the company and that of the competent authority as laid down in the Industrial Emissions Directive?
  • How do we give and use a measure to the level of confidence in the site performance?
  • How do...

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  • Lead Country:
  • Netherlands

Contributing to the elimination of illegal killing of birds

  • Number: 2014/15
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to eliminate illegal killing, trapping and trade of birds protected by the Birds Directive in the EU through raise awareness, exchange best practices and improve co-operation between enforcement experts. Based on some preliminary surveys, four focus areas are identified: 1) illegal poisoning of birds, in particular raptors, 2) illegal trapping of passerines, 3) illegal killing of game and non-game species, and 4) illegal trade of dead birds for...
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  • Lead Country:
  • Netherlands

Nature protection in permitting and inspection of industrial installations

  • Number: 2014/14
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
This project will deliver:
  • An overview and exchange of good practices for promoting compliance/enforcement of permit conditions in accordance with Art. 6(3) of the Habitats Directive;
  • Recommendation for MS on appropriate assessment in accordance with Art. 6(3) of the Habitats Directive in a Guidance document for IMPEL on appropriate assessment;
  • Identification of the most frequent challenges jeopardizing the correct implementation of Art. 6(3) Habitats Directive;
  • Capacity...

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  • Lead Country:
  • Germany and Czech Republic

Sharing good practice in tackling diffuse pollution and nitrate loss from farms and farmsteads

  • Number: 2014/13
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
During 2013 a successful project was held to establish networks between agricultural and environmental inspectors in the field of diffuse pollution and the Nitrates Directive. Two field visits were held looking at the two primary topic areas. Members of the project identified that they wish to continue...
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  • Lead Country:
  • United Kingdom and Denmark

Choosing Appropriate Interventions, Phase 3

  • Number: 2014/12
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2014
In the 7th Environmental Action Programme (7 EAP) a key strand is effective implementation of environmental legislation. In 2012, the EC issued a communication on improving the delivery of environment measures (COM (2012) 95) which highlights the use of complementary approaches to inspections. The first phase of this project (2012)...
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  • Lead Country:
  • United Kingdom

Supporting the Implementation of the Integrated Risk Assessment Method (IRAM)

  • Number: 2014/11
  • Status: Running
  • Period: 2014
On 6 January 2011 the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) entered into force, and its provisions listed in Article 80(1) had to be transposed into national law within two years. The IED sets new requirements on the inspection of industrial installations as described in Article 23 of the Directive. The obligations on routine environmental inspections constitute a new challenge for the EU member states. IMPEL has already developed an Integrated Risk Assessment Method (IRAM) within the IMPEL
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  • Lead Country:
  • Germany and Italy