The aim of the
conference is to provide information on the "Sevilla Process",
the drafting of "Best Available Techniques" (BAT) Reference
Documents according to Article 16 (2) of the IPPC Directive. The
conference promotes the implementation of the Directive and features
the increased application of environmentally advanced techniques
conference aims at:
- Explaining the background of the IPPC
Directive for setting in motion a process of environmental modernisation
in industrial technology.
- Assessing the work of developing Best
Available Techniques Reference Documents (BREFs) and reflecting
the procedures and work of the European IPPC Bureau (EIPPCB).
- Informing about the content of BREFs,
their structure, their purpose and their use.
- Demonstrating how conflicts and difficulties
- Reporting on first experiences with
BREFs in issuing permits for industrial installations.
- Presenting approaches of permitting
authorities in various EU Member States.
- Indicating future directions and challenges
for BREFs and their application.
audience consists of representatives of all parties involved in
technical pollution abatement such as environmental administrations,
notably the permitting authorities, representatives of the industry,
technical development institutions, industrial associations, policy
makers and environmental NGOs from EU Member States and Applicant
conference languages are English, German and French.
A summary of the conference results can be downloaded here:
Sevilla Process April 2000, Stuttgart - German