BAT reference documents

BAT reference documents (BREFs) represent the outcome of the ‘Sevilla process’. The majority of BREFs cover specific agro-industrial activities; such BREFs are referred to as 'sectoral BREFs'. However, there are also a number of 'horizontal BREFs' dealing with cross-cutting issues such as energy efficiency, industrial cooling systems or emissions from storage with relevance for industrial manufacturing in general. A specific BREF was developed for the monitoring of emissions to air and water from installations under the Industrial Emissions Directive, which is referred to as the 'ROM'. The table below presents in alphabetical order a list of all BREFs drawn up to date.

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Name Code Adopted/Published Document Formal draft Kick off meeting report Status
Production of Chlor-alkali CAK BREF
BATC (12.2013)
Published
Ceramic Manufacturing Industry CER BREF (08.2007) MR (02.2021) Review started
Production of Cement, Lime and Magnesium Oxide CLM BREF
BATC (04.2013)
Published
Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems in the Chemical Sector CWW BREF
BATC (06.2016)
Published
Economics and Cross-media Effects ECM REF (07.2006) Document formally adopted
Emissions from Storage EFS BREF (07.2006) Document formally adopted
Energy Efficiency ENE BREF (02.2009) Document formally adopted
Food, Drink and Milk Industries FDM BREF
BATC (12.2019)
Published
Ferrous Metals Processing Industry FMP BREF (12.2001) D1 (03.2019) MR (11.2016) Review started
Manufacture of Glass GLS BREF
BATC (03.2012)
Published
Industrial Cooling Systems ICS BREF (12.2001) Document formally adopted
Intensive Rearing of Poultry or Pigs IRPP BREF
BATC (02.2017)
Published
Iron and Steel Production IS BREF
BATC (03.2012)
Published
Large Combustion Plants LCP BREF
BATC (07.2017)
Published
Large Volume Inorganic Chemicals – Ammonia, Acids and Fertilisers LVIC-AAF BREF (08.2007) Document formally adopted
Large Volume Inorganic Chemicals – Solids and Others Industry LVIC-S BREF (08.2007) Document formally adopted
Production of Large Volume Organic Chemicals LVOC BREF
BATC (12.2017)
Published
Non-ferrous Metals Industries NFM BREF
BATC (06.2016)
Published
Manufacture of Organic Fine Chemicals OFC BREF (08.2006) Document formally adopted
Production of Polymers POL BREF (08.2007) Document formally adopted
Production of Pulp, Paper and Board PP BREF
BATC (09.2014)
Published
Refining of Mineral Oil and Gas REF BREF
BATC (10.2014)
Published
Monitoring of Emissions to Air and Water from IED Installations ROM REF (07.2018) Published
Slaughterhouses and Animals By-products Industries SA BREF (05.2005) D1 (06.2021) MR (09.2019) Review started
Smitheries and Foundries Industry SF BREF (05.2005) MR (10.2019) Review started
Production of Speciality Inorganic Chemicals SIC BREF (08.2007) Document formally adopted
Surface Treatment Of Metals and Plastics STM BREF (08.2006) Review started
Surface Treatment Using Organic Solvents including Wood and Wood Products Preservation with Chemicals STS BREF
BATC (12.2020)
Published
Tanning of Hides and Skins TAN BREF
BATC (02.2013)
Published
Textiles Industry TXT BREF (07.2003) D1 (12.2019) MR (06.2018) Review started
Wood-based Panels Production WBP BREF
BATC (11.2015)
Published
Common Waste Gas Management and Treatment Systems in the Chemical Sector WGC D1 (11.2019) MR (09.2017 and 03.2018) Review started
Waste Incineration WI BREF
BATC (12.2019)
Published
Waste Treatment WT BREF
BATC (08.2018)
Published