IPPC permitting

TITLE: Consulting services in the framework of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control law and harmonization with the IPPC Directive, in Cyprus

CLIENT: Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment of Cyprus (Environmental Agency)

DURATION: 8/2006 – 3/2007

The project's objective was the assessment of the current situation, compared to the Best Available Techniques (BATs), and to prepare the permit terms for the industrial installations under the IPPC Directive. The project included:

  • Assessment of the current situation and the environmental impacts from the operation of all industries included in Annex 1 of the 96/61/EC Directive (IPPC), and evaluation of the use of BATs by the industries in matters such as waste production and management, energy use, water and natural resources, the risk of accidents, noise, vibration, odors, environmental management systems for the reduction and the elimination of adverse environmental impacts etc. Air emissions and air pollution issues were exempted from the scope of work.
  • Study on the European reference documents on Best Available Techniques (BREFS), and IPPC licenses from three European countries for each type of industry.
  • Detailed report, which included the comparison of the current situation of each industry with the one proposed in the BREFs, identification of shortcomings and submission of detailed proposals for measures to be taken to achieve harmonization with the provisions of the IPPC Directive.
  • Preparation of the draft “IPPC permits” / “Waste Disposal Permits” for 14 IPPC industries in Cyprus.