Reduce emissions to air, water and soil and speeds up the processing of Integrated Environmental Authorisation (AAI ).
Royal Decree 815/2013 approving the Regulation of industrial emissions and development of Law 16/2002 on Integrated Prevention and Pollution Control , as amended by Law 5/2013 which came into force last June.
With these two policy instruments, and Royal Decree Law , the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment concludes the transposition of the European Directive on industrial emissions. This new regulation aims administrative simplification, to achieve a high level of environmental protection providing greater importance both soil and groundwater and also features a new chapter on the inspection and control of industrial installations, among other things. Finally , Royal Decree incorporates new industrial activities to be incorporated into the scope of the Register of Emissions and Pollutant Sources (PRTR-Spain).This regulation strengthens the integrated prevention and control of pollution and have effects on the activity of about 6.100 industrial facilities such as refineries, cement or steel.
The Cabinet has given the green light to Royal Decree approving the regulations of industrial emissions and development of the Law on Integrated Prevention and Pollution Control, a new regulation that will have effects on the activity of about 6,100 industrial facilities.This Royal Decree implementing Law 16/2002 on Integrated Prevention and Pollution Control, as amended by Law 5/2013 which came into force last June. With these two policy instruments, and Royal Decree Law, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment concludes rigorous transposition of the European Directive on industrial emissions is more demanding from the environmental point of view. In addition, we introduce mechanisms to expedite the granting or refusal of permission.
The new regulation aims to reduce industrial emissions in the atmosphere, water and soil and progress toward greater administrative simplification. To achieve a high level of environmental protection, it makes the start up of new industrial facilities to obtain a permit, the Integrated Environmental Authorisation (AAI).
Now, for existing facilities will need to update all AAI with more restrictive criteria emissions control, mainly soil and groundwater, through a simplified procedure.
The rule not only maintains standards on pollution control, but requires that facilities be inspected. Values are specified emission limits for incineration and co-incineration of waste and for large combustion plants. For other industries not specified emission limit values, but must be established in the AAI by the competent authority of the Autonomous Community.
A particularly novel chapter of rules is related to the inspection and control. In this sense, provides the definition of environmental inspector joining the casuistry that occurs in the different Autonomous Communities and allowing inspection tasks in the designated entities can collaborate to demonstrate adequate technical capacity.
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