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10 December 2014: Re-activation of the Surface Treatment using Organic Solvents (STS) Technical Working Group to review the STS BREF. Deadline for nominations: 30 January 2015.

4 December 2014: Corrigendum to Commission Implementing Decision 2014/687/EU of 26 September 2014 establishing the best available techniques (BAT) conclusions for the Production of Pulp, Paper and Board.

4 December 2014: The seventh meeting of the IED Article 13 Forum Committee will take place to give an opinion on the BREF for the Non-Ferrous Metal Industries (NFM) as well as to discuss the Strategy to review the Chemical BREFs.

20 November 2014: A vacancy notice was published for Seconded National Expert positions in the EIPPCB for the review of the following BREFS: Ferrous Metals Processing (FMP), Slaughterhouses (SA), Chemical Industry and Textiles (TXT). Please read here for further information.

17-21 November 2014: The Final TWG meeting for the review of the Intensive Rearing of Poultry and Pigs (IRPP) BREF took place in Seville.

14 November 2014: Deadline for receiving initial positions for the drawing up of the Wood and wood products Preservation with Chemicals (WPC) BREF.

The Commission implementing decision establishing the type, format and frequency of information to be made available by the Member States for the Refining of Mineral Oil and Gas has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union on 01 November 2014.

The Commission iemplementing decision establishing the BAT conclusions for the Refining of Mineral Oil and Gas has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union on 28 October 2014.

27-30 October 2014: The kick-off meeting for the review of the Food Drink and Milk BREF (FDM) took place in Seville.

16-17 October 2014: Workshop in Berlin on the BAT information exchange as the heart of the Industrial Emissions Directive.

The final draft of the BREF on Non-Ferrous Metals Industries (NFM) has been issued on 08/10/2014. Deadline to receive IED Article 13 Forum comments: 18 November 2014.

The Commission implementing decision establishing the BAT conclusions for the Production of Pulp, Paper and Board has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union on 30 September 2014.

24 September 2014: The sixth meeting of the IED Article 13 Forum Committee took place to give an opinion on the BREF for the Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems in the Chemical Sector (CWW) and on the BREF on Wood-Based panels (WBP) as well as to discuss the Strategy to review the Chemical BREFs.

The final draft of the BREF on Production of Wood-Based Panels (WBP) has been issued on 14/07/2014. Deadline to receive IED Article 13 Forum comments: 8 September 2014.

The final draft of the BREF on Common Waste Water (CWW) has been issued on 10/07/2014. Deadline to receive IED Article 13 Forum comments: 8 September 2014.

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Welcome to the European IPPC Bureau (EIPPCB)

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The European IPPC Bureau is part of the Sustainable Production and Consumption Unit of the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS). The IPTS is one of the seven scientific institutes of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).

The European Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Bureau (EIPPCB) was set up in 1997 to organise an exchange of information between Member States, industry and non-governmental organisations promoting environmental protection on Best Available Techniques (BAT), associated monitoring and developments in them.

With the entry into force of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED, 2010/75/EU), the EIPPCB organises and coordinates the exchange of information that leads to the drawing up and review of BAT reference documents according to the dispositions of the Guidance document on the exchange of information (Commission Implementing Decision 2012/119/EU).

The European IPPC Bureau is an output oriented team which produces reference documents on Best Available Techniques, called BREFs. BREFs are the main reference documents used by competent authorities in Member States when issuing operating permits for the installations that represent a significant pollution potential in Europe. There are about 50000 of these installations in Europe.

In the international context, the European information exchange on best available techniques is considered to be an EU contribution to the global process initiated in 2002 at the World Summit on Sustainable Development so that non-EU countries can also reap the benefits of this ambitious work.

The mission of the JRC is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies. As a service of the European Commission, the JRC functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the Union. Close to the policy-making process, it serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of special interests, whether private or national.