Commission documents under IED

The Commission adopted a Guidance document for the exchange of information under IED (Commission Implementing Decision 2012/119/EU). This guidance document lays down rules concerning guidance on the collection of data and on the drawing up of BAT reference documents and on their quality assurance as required by Article 13(3)(c) and (d) of the IED. This guidance can be found in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Other important documents that have been discussed and approved by the former Information Exchange Forum (IEF, predecessor of the IED Article 13 Forum, also refered to as IEDF) in order to guide the elaboration and review of reference documents can be found below. Please note that these documents might be updated to reflect the requirements of the IED.

- Standard texts for BREFs contain pieces of standard texts used in various parts of the BREFs and BAT conclusions.

- Strategy to review the chemical BREFs presents the main elements to take into consideration to review the first series of chemical BREFs.

- Comparative analysis of the first series of chemical Strategy to review the chemical BREFs contains guidelines and recommendations for the first review of the Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems in the Chemical Sector (CWW) BREF, based mainly on a comparative analysis of the information contained in the first series of chemical BREFs.

Information on the role of the IEDF can be found in Who's Who in the IED