The European IPPC Bureau

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About us

The European IPPC Bureau exists to catalyse an exchange of information between Member States and the industries concerned on Best Available Techniques (BAT), as required by Article 13(1) of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED, 2010/75/EU). The IED is a major environmental legislation which regulates around 50000 installations in the EU dealing with a wide range of industrial and agricultural activities.

The Commission's guidance on the practical arrangements for the exchange of information under the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED, 2010/75/EU), including the collection of data, the drawing up of BAT reference documents (BREFs) and their quality assurance' as required by Article 13(3)(c) and (d) of the Directive can be found in the Official Journal of the European Union.


More information on the European IPPC Bureau
Working procedures to elaborate BREFs
Who's who in the IED (Directive on industrial emissions - replacing also the IPPC Directive)

We can be contacted by phone on: +34 9544-88284 or by e-mail to: JRC-B5-EIPPCB@ec.europa.eu


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.