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17 November 2016: Call for EU Seconded National Experts to work at the EIPPCB on the review of BREFs, including on the Slaughterhouses and Animal By-products (SA), Smitheries and Foundries (SF), Ceramics (CER) and Surface Treatment of Metals and Plastics (STM). For further information and on how to apply, please click here.

15-18 November 2016: Kick-off meeting for the review of the Ferrous Metals Processing (FMP) BREF.

20 October 2016: The ninth meeting of the IED Article 13 Forum took place to give an opinion on the BREF for Large Combustion Plants (LCP) as well as to discuss the update of the Work programme.

30 June 2016: The Commission implementing decision establishing the BAT conclusions for the Non-Ferrous Metals Industries has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union.

9 June 2016: The Commission implementing decision establishing the BAT conclusions for the Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems in the Chemical Sector has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union.

The final draft of the BREF on Large Combustion Plants (LCP) has been issued on 28/06/2016. Deadline to receive IED Article 13 Forum comments: 23/09/2016.

The call for initial positions for the review of the Ferrous Metals Processing (FMP) BREF has been issued. Deadline for submitting positions: 29 April 2016.

25-29 April 2016: The final TWG meeting for the review of the Large Volume Organic Chemical (LVOC) BREF took take place in Seville.

The first draft of the BREF on Waste Treatment (WT) has been issued on 18/12/2015. Deadline to receive comments: 18 March 2016.

03 December 2015: The ninth meeting of the IED Article 75 Committee took place to give an opinion on the BAT conclusions for the Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems
in the Chemical Sector and for the Non-Ferrous Metals Industries.

30 November 2015: Re-activation of the Ferrous Metals Processing (FMP) Technical Working Group to review the FMP BREF. Deadline for nominations: 8 January 2016.

24 November 2015: The BAT conclusions for the Production of Wood-Based Panels (WBP) have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

16-19 November 2015: Kick-off meeting for the review of the Surface Treatment using Organic Solvents (STS) BREF including Wood and Wood-products Preservation with Chemicals (WPC).

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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.