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Consultation

Consultation on the transposition of the industrial emissions Directive in England and Wales

We have launched a joint consultation with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on proposals for bringing the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) into law in England and Wales.
Start of consultation: 12/03/2012
End of consultation: 06/06/2012

The IED streamlines seven existing Directives into one. It must become law by 7 January 2013.

The IED aims to improve health and environmental protection, while making the rules clearer and easier to implement. There will be stricter limits for air pollution, but there will also be some flexibility to extend deadlines or waive the rules in special cases.

The IED will be brought into law by amending the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.

The consultation document can be seen on the Defra website.

Visit: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs website (external link)