The Industrial Emissions Directive
The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) is legislation that will replace several European Directives that are currently implemented in the UK via the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) by the Environment Agency (EA). IED is aiming to ensure more consistent regulation of processes across Europe with regard to things such as monitoring required and ELVs.
Current legislation that will be replaced by IED includes Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control (IPPC), Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD), Waste Incineration Directive (WID), Solvent Emissions Directive (SED) as well as 3 Titanium dioxide Directives. The EA will implement IED through revised EPR.
IED was published in 2011 with the following general timescales:
2013 - applies to new installations
2014 - applies to existing installations
2015 - applies to existing installations with new prescribed activities
2016 - Large Combustion Plant must meet the new specific requirements
It is expected that Large Combustion Plant will see the main change with regard to lowering emission limits for NOx, SO2 and dust, as well as introducing CO limits for gas fired plants.
NWSS can monitor your emissions to MCERTS standards for comparison against current levels and future levels.
For more information on IED follow the link below to the EA website.