The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) is in the process of a second reading by European institutions and an agreement on a common position will soon be reached. The proposed Directive revises and merges seven separate existing Directives related to industrial emissions into a single Directive.
Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, acknowledges that the IED builds on the successful policies of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive (IPPC), but
- warn that disproportional changes from these policies should be avoided
- suggest a certain amount of flexibility is required, such as adoption of emissions management by competent local authorities, along with proper utilization of stakeholder knowledge and experience
- encourage a risk-based approach to soil and groundwater monitoring to ensure greater effectiveness of the Directive.
The IED is expected to be adopted on completion of the second reading.