Best Available Techniques and BREF documents


The European IPPC Bureau established in Seville (Spain) in 1997 (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies - IPTS) was assigned to organise on behalf of the European Commission the exchange of information according to Article 13 of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) 2010/75/EU  in order to define what represent BATs for activities listed in Annex I of the Directive where LCPs are referred to as 1.1. Combustion of fuels in installations with a total rated thermal input of 50 MW or more.  BAT conclusions must undergo the Comitology Procedure pursuant to Article 75 of the IED after which the BATs are adopted through a Commission Implementing Decision which gives them a mandatory status. The corresponding Best Available Techniques Reference Documents (BREF documents) are published on the website of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the IPTS: http://eippcb.jrc.ec.europa.eu/reference/ 
 

The following BREF documents (please click on the links below) are relevant for Large Combustion Plants operated in the energy and other industrial sectors (the list is indicative and may be subject to changes according to agreements between competent authorities and LCP operators): 

IPPC Reference Document on Best Available Techniques for Large Combustion Plants, July 2006


Revised - IED Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document for the Large Combustion Plants, Final Draft, June 2016


IPPC Reference Document on Best Available Techniques on Emissions from Storage, July 2006


IPPC Reference Document on Best Available Techniques for Energy Efficiency, February 2009


IPPC Reference Document on the application of Best Available Techniques to Industrial Cooling Systems, December 2001


IPPC Reference Document on the General Principles of Monitoring, July 2003 - revised under the IED, final draft available sent to the IED Article 13 Forum for opinion, BATs awaiting adoption


IPPC Reference Document on Economics and Cross-Media Effects, July 2006


IPPC Reference Document on Best Available Techniques for the Waste Treatments Industries, August 2006 - revision ongoing under the IED; some technologies/techniques applicable also to sectors other than Waste Treatment Industries


IPPC Reference Document on Best Available Techniques in Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment / Management Systems in the Chemical Sector, February 2003 revised under the IED, final draft available sent to the IED Article 13 Forum for opinion, BATs awaiting adoption; some technologies/techniques applicable also to sectors other than the Chemical Sector


For the Refining of Mineral Oil and Gas sector the BATs had undergone the IED Articles 13 and 75 procedures and adopted; the revised BREF document was published in 2014/2015:

IED Best Available Techniques Reference Document for the Refining of Mineral Oil and Gas, October 2014