An Act by the regional government of Vienna on the prevention and reduction of pollution to implement the Council Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control. For the purposes of the present Act “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. Article 1 lists the various installations, such as 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 to which the Act is applicable. Thereafter the text deals with definition of terms, procedures relating to the issuance of permits, access to information and public participation in the permit procedure, transboundary effects, reconsideration and updating of permit conditions by the competent authorities; and penalties. The said Act consists of 16 articles and 1 Annex.
Implements: Council Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control (1996-09-24)
Repealed by: Vienna Hazardous Installation Law. (2013-08-01)
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