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Decision establishing Best Available Techniques (BAT) for Waste Incineration

Synopsis

This Decision defines best available techniques (BAT) for permitted waste incineration installations. New installations will be required to meet these before commencing operation. Authorities will be required to update permits for existing installations to reflect BAT by 12 November 2023.

 
 
 

Summary

Decision (EU) 2019/2010 establishes best available techniques conclusions (BATC) for permitted waste incineration installations. This Decision specifies mandatory minimum requirements on the environmental performance of permitted organisations.

Authorities are required to update permit conditions to reflect BATC under this Decision by 12 November 2023.

Best available techniques (BAT) specified include BAT-AELs (BAT Associated Emission Levels) for specified pollutants.

Scope

BATC apply to organisations undertaking the following operations:

  • Incineration/co-incineration of non-hazardous waste or hazardous waste with a capacity exceeding 3 tonnes per hour and 10 tonnes per day respectively.
  • Disposal of non-hazardous waste with a capacity of more than 50 tonnes per day involving treatment of slags and/or bottom ashes from the incineration of waste.
  • Recovery, or a mix of recovery and disposal, of non-hazardous waste with a capacity exceeding 75 tonnes per day involving treatment of slags and/or bottom ashes from the incineration of waste.
  • Disposal or recovery of hazardous waste with a capacity exceeding 10 tonnes per day involving the treatment of slags and/or bottom ashes from the incineration of waste.

BATC do not apply to plants defined in Article 42(2) of the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (e.g. those combusting biomass, or plants treating radioactive waste or materials from exploration for, or extraction of, offshore oil and gas. 

BATC do not apply to pre-treatment of waste prior to incineration, incineration/co-incineration of exclusively gaseous waste (bar that from the thermal treatment of waste) or treatment of residues from flue gas cleaning.

Duties

The Decision specifies duties and the corresponding techniques to reduce the environmental impact of installations. 37 BAT points are applied, concerning the following topics:

  • Environmental management and monitoring;
  • Emissions to air and water and monitoring;
  • Incoming waste acceptance, handling and storage;
  • Environmental performance levels for unburnt substances in slags and bottom ashes;
  • Material efficiency;
  • Energy efficiency and combustion performance; and
  • Noise and odour management.

Derogations

Derogations from BATC will only be granted where costs associated with the revised emissions limits disproportionately outweigh the respective environmental benefits. 

 

 

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