Title: Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control (the IPPC Directive) 
Resource Type: document --> regulations 
Country: European Union 
Year: 1996 
Availability: OJ L 257, 10.10.1996, p. 26 
Author 1/Producer: European Commission 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: EC 
Publisher City: Rue de la Loi, Brussels, Belgium 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ippc/  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Ex situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Excavation
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->MNA
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Passive and hydraulicContainment
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Permeable reactive barriers
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Recycling/reuse
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Monitoring and aftercare
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Verification
Short description: In essence, the IPPC Directive is about minimising pollution from various industrial sources throughout the European Union. Operators of industrial installations covered by Annex I of the IPPC Directive are required to obtain an authorisation (environmental permit) from the authorities in the EU countries. About 50.000 installations are covered by the IPPC Directive in the EU. New installations, and existing installations which are subject to 'substantial changes', have been required to meet the requirements of the IPPC Directive since 30 October 1999. Other existing installations must be brought into compliance by 30 October 2007. This is the key deadline for the full implementation of the Directive. The IPPC Directive is based on several principles, namely (1) an integrated approach, (2) best available techniques, (3) flexibility and (4) public participation. 
Link to Organisation(s): EC European Commission
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 19/10/2006

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