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  • Guidance on Effective Waste Shipment Inspection Planning

    Under Regulation (EU) No 660/2014, EU Member States have to establish inspection plans for waste shipment inspections by 1st January 2017, in order to ensure the necessary capacity for inspections and effectively prevent illegal shipments.

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  • Guidance Making the Circular Economy Work

    A crucial element in the transition to the Circular Economy are the innovations at production and recycling facilities that aim at resource efficiency, the prevention of waste and the use of production residues or materials recovered from waste as secondary raw materials.

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  • Guidance for the implementation of the IED in planning and execution of inspections

    This guidance was produced under the 2012 IMPEL project: Environmental inspections of industrial installations in accordance with the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) The main objective of this project was to organise an exchange of information concerning best practices for the implementation of article 23 of the IED taking into account the guidance on inspection planning and risk appraisal already developed by IMPEL and the requirements described in Article 23 of the IED.

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  • Good practice for tackling diffuse nitrate pollution from farms and farmsteads

    This tool collates examples of good practices for tackling diffuse nitrate pollution from farms and farmsteads. The purpose of the document is to present pragmatic methods which can contribute to limiting nitrate leaching to the aquatic environment and thereby contribute to a higher level of compliance with the aim of the Nitrates Directive and Water Framework Directive.

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  • Financial Provision for Environmental Liabilities – Practical Guide

    This practical guide is intended as a reference document for regulators. It does not prescribe what a regulator should do. Instead, it aims to provide information to assist regulators in making better decisions about financial provision for environmental obligations and liabilities. In this way, it should contribute to improved protection of the environment and the public purse, promote compliance with the polluter pays principle and encourage operator investment in pollution prevention. The guide identifies issues to consider in the decision-making process when assessing financial provision, and assists regulators and other users in finding successful solutions. It also highlights the importance of ongoing maintenance and monitoring of financial provision to ensure successful delivery of that financial provision when required and provides examples of usage and guidance internationally.

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  • Under the name ‘easyTools’ a project team, led by Germany, collected information on the risk assessments that are used across Europe. Based on this information a new rule based methodology was developed and tested, called Integrated Risk Assessment Method (IRAM). T

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  • Doing the right things methodology for permitting – Comparison

    Doing the right things for environmental permitting is an ongoing project (2016-2018) that looks closely at the relation between permitting and inspection, identify interesting case studies and best practices in Europe and identify and describe the steps that could be used in permitting procedures.

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  • Classifying Green List waste under the ‘Waste Shipments Regulation’

    The purpose of the practical guidelines is to assist the enterprises and authorities that produce, process, transport, export and control wastes in correctly evaluating those wastes. The guidelines thus aim to provide assistance in evaluations to be undertaken in connection with classification of waste in respect of the Waste Shipments Regulation.

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  • IMPEL Review Initiative Tool (IRI)

    IRI stands for IMPEL Review Initiative and is a voluntary peer review where environmental authorities of IMPEL member countries help each other to improve the implementation of EU environmental law. By having an IRI, the host gets free advice for further improvement of their work and best practices are exchanged around the European community. If you are interested in hosting an IRI, this information package will provide you with some key information.

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  • Guidance compliance: Company Management System (CMS) assistance

    Traditional supervision has several shortcomings. Although certain regulatees need a deterrent approach, most regulatees are willing to comply to public regulations. Some of them, especially the bigger regulated organizations, are responsive to new forms of regulation. For these companies, a traditional command and control approach is not very effective because it does not recognise the company’s own capabilities and may undermine the intrinsic motivation.

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