This is the fifth blog post by Dr Frank Wayman PHD taken from his recent e-book, How will the EU Industrial Emissions Directive impact the Brewing and Drinks? (Read the first, second, third and fourth here). In this post Frank examines how Brexit will impact on International Emissions Directive (IED) compliance requirements.
What will IED compliance look like in the future? The intended strategy of the International Emissions Directive is that emissions from industry will become increasingly regulated over time in order to reduce the overall level of pollution.
This means that there will be a review of emission limits and the thresholds for compliance. Medium-sized sites that do not have to comply with this review of the FD&M might find that they are included in the scope of the next one (expected in 2027). New equipment and processes expected to be in use after this time should be benchmarked, therefore if you are a producer of equipment used in one of these processes, you will need to be planning for compliance.