The process to revise the Directive N° 96/61/EC on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) was launched by the European Commission in 2006. Considering the high number of SMEs subject to the IPPC Directive, UEAPME was invited to join the IPPC Review Advisory Group. This body assisted the Commission in the review process, in particular in order to ensure a consultation and a close dialogue with the Member States and other stakeholders during this process. UEAPME nominated an expert from its Austrian Member WKÖ in this group. The Directive on Industrial Emissions 2010/75/EU brings together Directive 2008/1/EC (the ‘IPPC Directive’) and six other directives. Below is the list of the position papers presented by UEAPME.
After the Council’s adoption of a common position concerning the recast of the Directive on integrated pollution prevention and control and ahead of the 2nd reading in the Environment Committee, UEAPME’s expert from its Austrian member organisation WKÖ elaborated a position paper, approved by the members of the UEAPME’s Sustainable Development Committee. The position presents UEAPME’s views on the extension of the scope of the Directive and denounces additional reporting duties for SMEs.