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14-17 May 2018: Final TWG meeting for the review of the Food, drink and Milk (FDM) BREF in Seville.

23-27 April 2018: Final TWG meeting for the review of the Waste Incineration (WI) BREF in Seville.

12 April 2018: The thirteenth meeting of the IED Article 75 Committee took place to give an opinion on the BAT conclusions for the Waste Treatment (WT).

14-15 March 2018: Interim experts meeting for the drawing up of the Waste Gas Treatment in the chemical sector (WGC) BREF in Seville to finalise the scope of the BREF and discuss questionnaire templates for data collection.

19-20 December 2017: The eleventh meeting of the IED Article 13 Forum took place to give an opinion on the Final draft of the Waste Treatment (WT) BREF as well as to discuss other issues, including the future of the chemical BREFs.

The revised BREF for the Production of Large Volume Organic Chemicals (LVOC) has been issued on 22/12/2017.

The call for initial positions for the review of the Textiles (TXT) BREF has been issued. Deadline for submitting positions: 9 February 2018.

07 December 2017: The Commission implementing decision establishing the BAT conclusions for the production of Large Volume Organic Chemicals has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The revised BREF for the Large Combustion Plants (LCP) has been issued on 01/12/2017.

The final draft of the revised BREF on Waste Treatment (WT) has been issued on 18/10/2017. Deadline to receive IED Article 13 Forum comments: 28 November 2017.

The first draft of the revised BREF on Surface Treatment of Surfaces using Organic Solvents including Wood Preservation using Chemicals (STS) has been issued on 03/10/2017. Deadline to receive comments: 15 December 2017.

28 September 2017: A Call for EU Seconded National Experts to work at the EIPPCB on the review of BREFs, including on Slaughterhouses and Animal By-products (SA) and Smitheries and Foundries (SF) has been published. Please, click here.
For further information on deadlines and application procedure please contact your Permanent Representation/Diplomatic Mission of Non-Member Country/the EFTA Secretariat/IGO Administration. Please, more info here

25-29 September 2017: Kick-off Meeting for the drawing up of the Waste Gas Treatment in the chemical sector (WGC) BREF in Seville.

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Welcome to the European IPPC Bureau (EIPPCB)

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The European IPPC Bureau is part of the Circular Economy and Industrial Leadership Unit of Directorate B - Growth and Innovation. Growth and Innovation is one of the six scientific directorates 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.

As the science and knowledge service of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.