Supporting the Implementation of the Integrated Risk Assessment Method (IRAM)

2014 - 2014


Project description and aims

On 6 January 2011 the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) entered into force, and its provisions listed in Article 80(1) had to be transposed into national law within two years. The IED sets new requirements on the inspection of industrial installations as described in Article 23 of the Directive. The obligations on routine environmental inspections constitute a new challenge for the EU member states. IMPEL has already developed an Integrated Risk Assessment Method (IRAM) within the IMPEL easyTools project, as instrument to help member states to fulfil requirements of Article 23 of IED. Developing an Integrated Risk Assessment Method (IRAM) and the related IT tool, made it clear that a risk assessment tool should be used not only for IED inspections but also for inspections under the Seveso Directive and the RMCEI.

Accordingly two main objectives have been identified:

  1.  Facilitate in Member States the implementation of IRAM for different kinds of inspections and related tasks as outlined by the European legislation both in force or in progress;
  2.  Assure that the rules for the accomplishment of environmental inspections are equally applied in Member State, in order to achieve the level playing field promoted by Council of EU in 7° EAP and to be implemented with the new European regulations.


Number: 2014/11 – Status: Completed – Period: 2014 - 2014 – Topic: Industry and air - Tags:

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