the 1996 IPPC Directive, a new binding concept was introduced at
the European level for the licensing of industrial installations.
IPPC stands for "Integrated Pollution Prevention Control".
Through the implementaion of this directive, a general European
harmonisation is pursued which is not only designed to protect the
environment, but also to reduce competitive and localised distortions
that may affect wide areas of industrial activity.
companies which dispose of IPPC installations must meet the requirements
of the Directive by the 30 October 2007. This represents a big challenge
for both the industry and the permiting authorities. Against this
background, the Information Day aims at:
- providing information on the European
the necessary steps for the implementation of the Directive
- offering appropriate contacts,
- giving a description of the specific
features of the permitting process and of the participation of
the general public.
The central purpose
of the event is to provide the entrepreneurs concerned with the
basic knowledge which is necessary for the fulfilment of the requirements
of the Directive. At the same time, the event provides a forum for
an exchange of views and experiences.