The revised Large Combustion Plant Directive

01 Oct 2001

Following the completion of the formal ‘conciliation procedure’ of the EU Institutions, a joint text for the revision of the 1988 Directive (88/609/EEC) on ‘the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from Large Combustion Plants’ was approved by the Conciliation Committee on 2 August 2001. While maintaining many of the structural elements of the original Directive, this revision includes an important and fundamental change, in that it prescribes the upgrading of existing plants (built before 1 July 1987) to meet the same requirements as new plants (as defined in Directive 88/609/EEC).