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The fourteenth meeting of the IED Article 13 forum will take place on 14 October 2019 to give an opinion on the BREF for Surface Treatment using Organic solvents including Preservation of Wood and Wood Products with Chemicals (STS).

The final draft of the revised BREF on Surface Treatment Using Organic Solvents including Preservation of Wood and Wood Products with Chemicals (STS) has been issued on 25/07/2019. Deadline to receive IED Article 13 Forum comments: 27 September 2019

A Call For EU Seconded National Experts to work at the EIPPCB on the review of BREFs, including on Large Volume Inorganic Chemicals (LVIC) and Surface Treatment of Metals and Plastics (STM), has been published here. For further information on deadlines and application procedures please contact your Permanent Representation/Diplomatic Mission of Non-Member Country/the EFTA Secretariat/IGO Administration here.

17 June 2019: The fifteenth meeting of the IED Article 75 Committee took place to give an opinion on the BAT conclusions for Food, Drink and Milk (FDM), and on the BAT conclusions for Waste Incineration (WI).

The first draft of the revised BREF on Ferrous Metals Processing (FMP) has been issued on 29/03/2019. Deadline to receive comments: 7 June 2019.

The call for initial positions for the review of the Smitheries and Foundries (SF) BREF has been issued. Deadline for submitting positions: 15 March 2019.

27 February 2019: The thirteenth meeting of the IED Article 13 forum took place to give an opinion on the BREF for Waste Incineration (WI), to continue discussion on the work programme and on the standard texts for BAT conclusions, and to discuss Forum membership.

The call for initial positions for the review of the Slaughterhouses and Animal By-Products Industry (SA) BREF has been issued. Deadline for submitting positions: 15 February 2019.

The final draft of the revised BREF for Waste Incineration (WI) has been issued on 14/12/2018. Deadline to receive IED Article 13 Forum comments: 1 February 2019.

10-14 December 2018: Final TWG meeting for the review of the Surface Treatment using Organic Solvents (STS) BREF (including Wood and Wood Products Preservation) in Seville.

28 November 2018: The twelfth meeting of the IED Article 13 forum took place to give an opinion on the BREF on Food, Drink and Milk (FDM) as well as to discuss standard texts for BAT conclusions and the update of the work programme for 2019.

The revised BREF for Waste Treatment (WT) has been issued on 22/10/2018.

The final draft of the revised BREF on Food, Drink and Milk (FDM) has been issued on 04/10/2018. Deadline to receive IED Article 13 Forum comments: 7 November 2018.

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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.