Revision of the industrial emissions directive – consultations


 

REVISION OF THE INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS DIRECTIVE – CONSULTATIONS

On behalf of the European Commission (DG Environment) a Ricardo-led consortium is organising a number of consultation activities within the context of the Revision of the Industrial Emissions Directive. Further information on some of these is on this webpage: focus groups; targeted stakeholder survey and first stakeholder workshop.

FOCUS GROUPS

Seven online Focus Groups are being held to inform the assessment. These are by invitation and are on:

Focus Group topic Date (TBC)
Tailored permits & widening IED scope regarding livestock production – with MS experts only as aim is to discuss permitting mechanisms 17 June 2021
EMS mechanism – across areas (chemicals, resources, water), including links to BATC and reporting on progress/compliance 22 June 2021
Operator’s industrial transformation plan & related permit review 21 June 2021
Promoting innovation mechanisms & role of the innovation observatory 8 June 2021
Industrial transformation case study: Steel 23 June 2021
Industrial transformation case study: Cement 1 July 2021
Industrial transformation case study: Oil and gas (refineries) 25 June 2021

 TARGETED STAKEHOLDER SURVEY

This was open earlier in 2021 and is now closed.
For information, the survey questions are available here.

SECOND STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP, 7 JULY 2021 (HELD REMOTELY)

Recording: This is available here
Slides: These are available here
Notes: These are available - coming soon
Contact: If you have any questions regarding the workshop on revision of the IED, please email [email protected]

Agenda

Times Item
09:00 – 09:30 Log in to workshop/ connection check (log on at least 20 minutes in advance)
09:30 - 09:35 Welcome and housekeeping
09:35 – 09:40 Welcome and objective of IED workshop
09:40 - 10:00 Keynote - Joanna Drake, Deputy Director-General
10:00 – 10:15 IED IA process overview
10:15 – 10:35 Problems being addressed and introduction to policy options
10:35 – 10:50 Q&A – taken from chat
10:50 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:20 Consultation results – key findings from the Open Public Consultation and Targeted Stakeholder Survey
11:20 – 11:30 Q&A – taken from chat
11:30 – 12:15 Current assessment of policy options - introduction
12:15 – 14:30 Break
14:30 – 14:35 Policy option 1: More effective IED
14:35 – 14:50 Q&A – taken from chat
14:50 – 14:55 Policy option 2: More effective and ambitious on innovation
14:55 – 15:10 Q&A – taken from chat
15:10 – 15:15 Policy option 3: More effective and ambitious on chemicals, resource efficiency and circular economy
15:15 – 15:30 Q&A – taken from chat
15:30 – 15:40 Break
15:40 – 15:45 Policy option 4: More effective and a more central role in decarbonising industry
15:45 – 16:00 Q&A – taken from chat
16:00 – 16:05 Cross-cutting measures addressing new sectors i.e. scope extensions
16:05 – 16:20 Q&A – taken from chat
16:20 – 16:50 Any further Q&A – taken from chat.
16:50 – 17:00 Next steps

 

FIRST STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP, 15 DECEMBER 2020
KEY ROLE OF AGRO-INDUSTRIAL SECTORS IN IMPLEMENTING THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL

Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions (the IED) is the main EU instrument regulating pollutant emissions from (agro)industrial installations in order to achieve a high level of protection of the environment. Various primary industrial sectors, as well as intensive agriculture installations, are in the scope of the IED. Permits must be issued for these installations by national authorities with conditions based on the use of Best Available Techniques (BAT). An evaluation of the IED was carried out in 2020, concluding that it largely works well, but that improvements could be made in its design and implementation.

The European Green Deal aims to radically reduce the environmental impacts of the EU, including its climate impacts, going towards 2050. Today, numerous (agro)industrial sectors covered by the IED still contribute significant overall pressures on the environment, they must play their role in achieving the aims of the European Green Deal.

The European Commission has committed to review EU pollution control measures from large agro-industrial installations, in order to ensure that they become fully consistent with current and future-oriented (2030, 2050) climate, energy and circular economy policies.

An impact assessment to examine revisions to the IED is currently under way. This First Stakeholder Workshop will provide more information on the impact assessment process, work plan and the follow-on consultations that will take place. The meeting will explain this process, and present the problems being considered in the impact assessment, together with current options being considered to address these problems, which will form the focus of consultation activities throughout the coming year.

Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 January 2006 concerning the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (the E-PRTR Regulation) is to transpose, at an EU level, the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) Kyiv Protocol on pollutant release and transfer registers. The E-PRTR helps improve public access to environmental information on pollutant releases and transfers from Europe's largest industrial facilities. By establishing a coherent and integrated database with clear data on the annual mass emissions (and transfers) of pollutants, the E-PRTR enables the public to become more closely involved in environmental decision-making.  The recent review of the E-PRTR Regulation has concluded that it is generally ‘fit for purpose’ but there are some areas for possible refinement.

The E-PRTR Regulation is closely linked to the IED and, as for the latter, an impact assessment to examine revisions to the E-PRTR Regulation is currently under way. The afternoon session of the First Stakeholder Workshop will provide more information on the impact assessment process, work plan and the follow-on consultations that will take place. It will present the problems together with the possible policy options being considered in the impact assessment, which will form the focus of consultation activities throughout the coming year.

IED REVISION – MORNING SESSION


Slides: These are available here
Notes: These are available here
Contact: If you have any questions regarding the workshop on revision of the IED, please email [email protected].

AGENDA

IED REVISION – MORNING SESSION

E-PRTR REGULATION REVISION – AFTERNOON SESSION

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