IED - Industrial Emissions Directive

FEDIOL has been contributing to the drafting of the Best Availabe Techniques Reference document (BREF) for the food industry. BREFs are the basis on which Member States can set emission limit values. These values are to be part of the environmental permit granted to industrial installations as a license to operate.

Council Directive 96/61 which laid the basis for this has been codified by Directive 2008/1.
In December 2007 the EC launched a proposal for a recast of seven existing Directives related to industrial emission directives into one legal act. This proposal is in second reading in the EP.