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Industrial Emissions Directive (IED)


  • Background
  • Principles


The European Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) replaces several existing directives as of 7 January 2014. These included:

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The IED is based on the following principles:

  • An integrated approach

  • Best available techniques (BAT)

  • Flexibility

  • Inspections

  • Public participation

EmiDAS Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) is compliant with the IED because it enables sites to continually measure emissions to ensure they meet the stringent emission limits defined in their site permit and regulations of the relevant Environment Agency (EA).