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The aim of this Directive is the integrated prevention and control of pollution arising from the activities listed out in Annex I, such as energy industries, production of basic organic chemicals, waste management, production of pulp from timber, slaughtering and production of food products from animal or vegetable raw materials. This Directive lays down measures designed to prevent or reduce, as the case may be, emissions in the air, water and land from the activities aforementioned, in order to achieve a high level of the environment taken as a whole. For the purposes of these provisions, “pollution” means the direct or indirect introduction as a result of human activity, of substances, vibrations, heat or noise into the air, water or land which may be harmful to human health or the quality of the environment, result in damage to material property, or impair or interfere with amenities and other legitimate uses of the environment. Member States must take all necessary measures to ensure that the installations where the said activities are carried out are operated in such a manner that: (a) all the appropriate preventive measures are taken against pollution, particularly through the best available techniques; (b) no significant pollution is caused; (c) waste production is avoided (in accordance with Directive 75/442/EEC); (d) the necessary measures are taken to prevent accidents and limit their consequences. The above-mentioned installations may not be operated within the Community unless the competent authority of the Member State concerned has previously granted the permit required under this Directive. Article 4, on the one hand, regards the issuance of permits for new installations; article 5, on the other hand, lays down the requirements to be met in order to obtain the issuance of permits for existing installations. Further provisions regulate in depth the procedure relating to the issuance of the permits: applications for permits (art. 6); integrated approach to issuing permits (art. 7); conditions of the permit (art. 9); reconsideration and updating of permit conditions by the competent authority (art. 13); access to information and public participation in the permit procedure (art. 15); exchange of information between Member States and the Commission as well as exchange of information between member States and the industries on best available techniques (art. 16). Article 17 makes rules regarding transboundary effects. On the basis of article 18, the Council shall set emission limit values for the categories of installations referred to in Annex I and also for the polluting substances defined under Annex III.

Implemented by: Legislative Decree No. 372 implementing Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control. (1999-08-04)
Implemented by: Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 3153 (N.I. 7) of 2002). (2002-12-17)
Implemented by: Commission Decision 1999/391/EC concerning the questionnaire relating to Council Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC) (implementation of Council Directive 91/692/EEC) (1999-05-31)
Implemented by: Commission Decision 2000/479/EC on the implementation of a European pollutant emission register (EPER) according to Article 15 of Council Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC). (2000-07-17)
Implemented by: Regional Act No. 21 concerning integrated pollution prevention and control. (2004-10-11)
Implemented by: Vienna Hazardous Installation Law. (2009-02-25)
Implemented by: Tyrol Electricity Law 2003. (2011)
Implemented by: Act No. 432 of 2005 to amend the Environment Protection Act and the Surface Waters Pollution Act. (2005-07-16)
Implemented by: Decree-Law No. 192/2000 on prevention and control of the pollution caused by certain activities. (2000-08-21)
Implemented by: Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 394 of 2004). (2004-06-22)
Implemented by: Saarland Integrated Pollution Prevention Waste Water Ordinance. (2008-09-08)
Implemented by: Control of Atmospheric Pollution (Amendment) Law, 2008 (Law No. 10(Ι)/2008). (2008-04-18)
Implemented by: Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (Amendment) Law, 2008 (Law No. 12(Ι)/2008). (2008-04-18)
Implemented by: Water Pollution Control (Amendment) Law, 2008 (Law No. 11(I)/2008). (2008-04-18)
Implemented by: Saxony Emission Declaration Ordinance – Waste Water. (2002-12-10)
Implemented by: Vorarlber IPPC Hazardous Installation Law. (2001-05-17)
Implemented by: IPPC Installastions Law. (2005-05-25)
Implemented by: Act amending the Environment Protection Act (No. 273 of 2011). (2011-03-25)
Implemented by: Act on integrated prevention. (2002-02-05)
Implemented by: Legislative Decree No. 59 implementing Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control. (2005-02-18)
Implemented by: Protection of the Environment Act 2003. (2003-07-14)
Implemented by: Ministerial Decree approving the questionnaire regarding the application of Legislative Decree No. 372 of 1999 which implements Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control (2003-05-29)
Implemented by: Offshore Combustion Installations (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 1091 of 2001). (2001-03-18)
Implemented by: Decree establishing the application form relating to the issue of the integrated permit. (2002-12-16)
Implemented by: IPPC Ordinance - Waste Water. (2012-11-16)
Implemented by: Decree No. 135 of 2008 amending some general Orders in Council to bring them in line with articles 8.8 and 8.11 of the Environment Protection Act. (2008-04-09)
Implemented by: Regulation establishing types of activities and facilities, which may cause large-scale pollution. (2004-08-26)
Implemented by: Décret relatif à la participation du public en matière d'environnement. (2007-05-31)
Implemented by: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trade Act. (2016-07-18)
Implemented by: National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 1959 of 2005). (2005-07-19)
Implemented by: Regulation establishing emission limits and other conditions for keeping stationery sources of air pollution. (2002-07-03)
Implemented by: Decree establishing emission limits and conditions for keeping non-stationary sources of of volatile organic compounds which pollute the atmosphere. (2002-07-11)
Implemented by: Bavarian IPPC–Waste Water Ordinance. (2013-04-08)
Implemented by: Ministerial Joint Decree No. H.P. 11014/703/F104 establishing the preliminary process of environmental impact assessment and approval of environmental terms pursuant to article 4 of Law No. 1650/1986 as amended with article 2 of Law No. 3010/2002 and other provisions. (2003-03-14)
Implemented by: Act No. XV of 2005 on greenhouse gas emission allowance trading. (2011-12-30)
Implemented by: IPPC Ordinance – Water. (2007-08-20)
Implemented by: Governmental Decree No. 267 of 2006 (XII.20.) Korm. on the Hungarian Mining and Geological Office. (2014-09-04)
Implemented by: Decree No. 153 of 2009 (XI.13.) FVM of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development implementing Act No. XXXVII of 2009 on forests, and on the protection and management of forests. (2014-03-14)
Implemented by: Solid and Hazardous Waste Law, 2002 (Law No. 215(I)/2002). (2002-12-27)
Implemented by: Act on environmental approval for livestock (No. 1572 of 2006). (2006-12-20)
Implemented by: Cabinet Regulation No. 158 of 2009 on Requirements with Respect to Environmental Monitoring and the Procedures for Performance Thereof, the Creation of the Register of Polluting Substances and Public Availability of Information (2010-01-05)
Implemented by: Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 3538 of 2007). (2007-12-13)
Implemented by: Decree No. 220 of 2004 (VII. 21.) Korm. of the Government providing rules on the protection of surface waters quality. (2014-12-11)
Implemented by: Control of Atmospheric Pollution Law, 2002 (Law No. 187(Ι)/2002). (2002-11-01)
Implemented by: Decree No. 28 of 2004 (XII. 25.) KvVM of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Water Management concerning emission standards of water-pollutant substances and laying down rules of application. (2013-05-24)
Implemented by: Environment Protection Act (No. 1757 of 2006). (2006-12-22)
Implements: Council Directive 75/442/EEC on waste. (1975-07-15)
Amended by: Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC. (2003-10-13)
Amended by: Directive 2003/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council providing for public participation in respect of the drawing up of certain plans and programmes relating to the environment and amending with regard to public participation and access to justice Council Directives 85/337/EEC and 96/61/EC. (2003-05-26)
Amended by: Regulation (EC) No. 166/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register and amending Council Directives 91/689/EEC and 96/61/EC. (2006-01-18)
Repealed by: Directive 2008/1/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning integrated pollution prevention and control. (2008-01-15)

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