Review of EU guidance on waste treatment begins

Member states submit a list of well-performing plants, which will take part in data collection, by 31 January 2014. The new BREF is due in 2016

The revision of EU industrial pollution guidance for waste treatment plants has begun.

The existing technical reference document (BREF) was adopted by the European Commission in 2006. It outlines the best available techniques (BAT) and associated emission levels that EU waste installations should follow.

Biological treatment plants with a capacity of more than 75 tonnes per day, or 100t/day if they only involve anaerobic digestion, will be subject to the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) from 2015.

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