Commission documents under the IED

As stipulated by Article 13(3) of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) 2010/75/EU, Commission Implementing Decision 2012/119/EU provides detailed guidance for the information exchange under the 'Sevilla process'. The document lays down the rules for data collection, prescribes the process of drawing up and reviewing BAT reference documents, and defines quality assurance measures as required by Article 13(3)(c) and (d) of the IED.

Other important documents that have been discussed and approved by the IED Article 13 Forum (and its predecessor, the Information Exchange Forum) on the drawing up and review of BREFs can be found below. These documents may be updated to reflect the requirements of the IED.

Information on the role of the IED Article 13 Forum can be found under Who's Who in the IED.

IED revision

The Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU plays an important role in reducing pollutant emissions from agro-industrial installations across the EU. The Directive is also an example of successful co-creation of environmental standards through collaboration of EU Member States, industry, environmental NGOs and the European Commission. Yet, there is potential for improvement, specifically by widening the scope, adapting key provisions for permitting installations and securing more transparent access to environmental information.

As announced in the European Green Deal, the European Commission will propose in 2021 a revision of the measures addressing pollution from large agro-industrial installations. The revision should ensure adequate progress towards the zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment and support the Union's ambitious climate, energy and circular economy policies.

With a view on making a concrete proposal for the revision of the Industrial Emissions Directive and the related European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) by the end of 2021, the Commission is conducting an impact assessment and engages with stakeholders through targeted surveys, open public consultations and workshops. Key documents on this preparatory work include:

More information about the revision of IED and E-PRTR is available here.