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Revision of the BREF under the Industrial Emissions Directive

The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) is a new directive recasting 7 past directives, including the IPPC Directive.
Of concern to the ferro-alloys industry are the BREF notes and the related BAT conclusions which will be the reference for setting permit conditions.

With the new IED, the Non-Ferrous Metals (NFM) BREF, which contains the chapter on ferro-alloys and silicon manufacturing, comes within  the new legislative framework. This means that all BREFs under review require their BAT conclusions to be adopted under the IED.

In the spring of 2011, the Commission restarted its work on revising the NFM BREF notes, with December 2012 as the general deadline.

The BAT conclusions for the non-ferrous metals industries have been published in June 2016 in the Official Journal of the European Union as Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1032. The document in all official languages can be found in the following link:

Here below the full NFM BREF and the BAT conclusions as published in June 2016.

Implementation of IED and BAT Conclusions

Euroalliages is member of the IED Alliance regrouping the major industrial sector (Metal, Steel, Chemicals, Cement, Equipment, Automobile, Cement, Ceramics, Food ...). The IED Alliance is issuing position papers related to the implementation of IED and the related BAT Conclusions. The positions can be downloaded here after: