The New Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) - What are the Implications for the Water Industry?
The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) replaces the Integrated Pollution Prevention Control Directive (IPPC) and six other Directives. The scope of the IED is broader, including 'recovery' as well as 'disposal' activities. This creates the potential to significantly affect the range and number of activities operated by the water industry that will require permitting, improvements, compliance monitoring and reporting. The IED also strengthens the role of BAT (best available technique) in the permitting process and operation of plants. A detailed legislative gap analysis compares and contrasts the current proposed IED with the existing regulatory controls, and identifies differences in areas of application and definitions. Future compliance costs for the UK water industry are predicted to be in the region of £90m, and in the order of £30m for ongoing costs over the following 5 years for the 178 sewage treatment plants potentially falling under the new 'recovery' criteria.
|UKWIR Reference :- 11/RG/08/3||Published Date :- 08/08/2011|
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