The Environmental Inspection Cycle is well known within IMPEL. It describes step by step how Environmental inspections should be planned and what to consider when undertaking inspections.
Scope and purpose of the guidance
Although we strongly believe that this guidance can be used broadly we do focus on permitting and inspection in relation to the implementation of the Industrial Emission Directive (IED). To explain this we use the regulatory cycle as shown in fig 1.
The Regulatory Cycle
The Regulatory Cycle is used to assist government agencies in charge of regulating the impact to the environment and to develop strategies. It helps them, to work systematically towards a permitting, compliance and enforcement programme that will include structured feedback.