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30 May 2014: Deadline for receiving initial positions for the review of the Food, Drink and Milk (FDM) BREF.

6 May 2014: Sixth meeting of the IED Article 75 Committee to give an opinion on the BAT conclusions for the production of Pulp, Paper and Board.

01-04 April 2014: Seville, Final TWG meeting for the review of the Wood-Based Panels (WBP) BREF.

17-21 March 2014: Seville, Final TWG meeting for the review of the Non-Ferrous Metals Industries (NFM) BREF.

11 December 2013: The Commission implementing decision establishing the BAT conclusions for the Production of Chlor-Alkali has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union.

10-13 December 2013: Seville, Final meeting for the review of the Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems in the Chemical Sector (CWW) BREF.

25-28 November 2013: Seville, kick-off meeting for the review of the Waste Treatment (WT) BREF.

The final draft of the Reference document on Monitoring of emissions from IED-installations (ROM) has been issued on 24/10/2013. Deadlines to receive Monitoring Expert Group comments: 15 November 2013.

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The fifth meeting of the IED Article 13 forum took place in Brussels on 20 September 2013 with the main objective to provide an opinion on the proposed content of the draft BREF on Pulp, Paper and Board and on the draft BREF for the Refining of Mineral Oil and Gas.

The IED Article 75 Committee gave its support to the BAT conclusions for the production of Chlor-Alkali on the 11 September 2013.

The second draft of the BREF on Intensive Rearing of Poultry and Pigs (IRPP) has been issued on 01/08/2013. Deadlines to receive comments:
21 October 2013.

The first draft of the BREF on Wood-Based Panel (WBP) has been issued on 30/07/2013. Deadlines to receive comments: 15 October 2013.

The final draft of the BREF on Pulp, Paper and Board (PP) has been issued on 11/07/2013. Deadlines to receive IED Article 13 Forum comments:
3 September 2013.

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Welcome to the European IPPC Bureau (EIPPCB)

The European IPPC Bureau is an action 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.