What is it?

The IPPC Directive contains a common set of rules and procedures for permitting and controlling industrial installations. It aims at minimising pollution from various industrial sources and is based on a number of key principles. Lime producing installations with a capacity above 50 tonnes per day fall within the scope of this Directive.

Within the framework of the IPPC Directive, so called “BREF” documents are developed which describe the Best Available Techniques (BAT) in a sector and the Associated Emission Levels. (BATAELs). They are discussed within the “Seville process” which brings together all stakeholders.