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Joint Commission / IMPEL Seminar on environmental inspections

The European Commission and IMPEL organised a joint seminar regarding environmental inspections on the 17 November 2010.

The seminar focussed on the inspection requirements of the Industrial Emissions Directive, the possible introduction of inspection provisions in  the Waste Shipment Regulation and the future role of the Recommendation on Minimum Criteria for Environmental Inspections. The seminar considered how to develop an adequate as well as a coherent and consistent overall set of inspection criteria and requirements across the different EU directives and regulations without unnecessary discrepancies, overlaps and divergent approaches. The joint seminar explored these ideas both from a policy and a practitioner’s perspective. It also identified a number of implementation questions and challenges concerning the IED inspection requirements for which Commission and IMPEL could  provide support.

The programme and presentations can be found here.