[EU] Public consultations on two working draft BREFs and publication of the BREF on the production of chlor-alkali

On 10 and 14 July 2014, the European Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Bureau (EIPPCB) announced public consultations on two working drafts of its Best Available Techniques (BAT) reference documents (BREFs) concerning the common waste water and waste gas treatment/management systems in the chemical sector and the production of wood-based panels. The consultations will be open until 8 September 2014. Furthermore, on 29 July 2014, the EIPPCB published the BREF concerning the production of chlor-alkali.

To note, only the English version is authentic. However, the BAT conclusions are now translated into the languages ​​of the EU and are published in the OJEU.

For information, the EIPPCB is responsible for developing the BREFs required by Directive 2008/1/EC of 15 January 2008 concerning integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC), now replaced by Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions (IED).

As a reminder, on 30 July 2014, the European Commission (EC) launched public consultations on policy options to optimise water reuse in the European Union (EU). The objective of the consultation is to gather views on the most suitable EU-level instruments to foster water reuse. The consultation is still open until 7 November 2014.

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