Subcategories Project status:
Workshop on Integrated Permitting
- Number: 2000/05
- Status: Finalised
- Period: 2000
- Lead Country: Ireland
Project team countries:
- Czech Republic
The aim of the project was to discuss and analyse the issuing of environmental permits to industry with regard to strict new requirements under the provisions of the IPPC directive. The objectives were: To help explore differences which exist between Member States (MS) in the area of environmental permitting, and To assist in the establishment of consistency in the approaching IPPC permitting process, as required by the IPPC Directive.
Some of the important conclusions were:
- The permits should be precise and unambiguous.
- An Interpretation and Glossary of Terms should be included in the permits.
- All permits should require monitoring by the permitted facility and the Regulator should also carry out some monitoring.
- EMS may or may not be appropriate for all operators. The EMS reporting workload may cause problems for Inspectors but can play a vital role in an Improvements Programme.
- BREF documents will be very useful but should be used as guidance only.
- Charges and fees will vary from MS to MS.
- An integrated permit should be all embracing and cover all environmental media.
- A clear definition is needed by what is meant in Directive 96/61/EC by ‘Significant Pollution’