Eurits represents more than 90% of the EU's specialist waste incineration sector, and exists to ensure the safe, legal and environmentally sound incineration of waste.

Legislation

Emissions / Air Quality

Ambient Air

  • 1996 Council Directive 96/62/EC on Ambient Air Quality Assessment and Management (the Air Quality Framework Directive)

Benzene and Carbon Monoxide in Ambient Air

  • November 2000: Directive on Benzene and Carbon Monoxide in Ambient Air

Clean Air for Europe

  • May 2002: Clean Air for Europe Proposal
  • March 2002: Fitzsimons Report on the Clean Air for Europe Proposal

Dioxins

  • November 2001: Community Strategy for Dioxins, Furans and Polychlorinated Biphenyls

European Pollutant Emissions Register

  • Commission Decision on the European Pollutant Emissions Register

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading

  • September 2003: Directive for a Scheme for Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading within the Community and amending Directive 96/61/EC
  • March 2000: Commission Green Paper on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading:
  • October 2000: European Parliament First Reading Opinion on Commission Green Paper on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading
  • October 2001: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Proposal:
  • April 2002: Moreira da Silva First Reading Report on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Proposal
  • September 2002: European Parliament First Reading Report on the draft EP / Council Directive establishing a Scheme for Greenhouse Gas Emission Allowance Trading within the Community
  • February 2003: Proposal COM(2003)51 for a Decision on the Monitoring Mechanism of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol
  • March 2003: Council Common Position on the establishment of a Scheme for Greenhouse Gas Emission Allowance Trading within the Community
  • March 2003: Commission (non) paper clarifying Emission Trading Council Common Position on points relating to National Allocation Plans
  • April 2003: European Parliament Draft Recommendation for Second Reading on the Council Common Position on the draft Directive establishing a Greenhouse Gas Emission Allowance Trading Scheme within the Community (Rapporteur, Jorge Moreira da Silva MEP)
  • April 2003: European Parliament Draft Recommendation for Second Reading on the Council Common Position on the draft Directive establishing a Greenhouse Gas Emission Allowance Trading Scheme within the Community (Rapporteur, Jorge Moreira da Silva MEP)

IPPC

  • 1996: Council Directive 96/61/EC on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC)
  • June 2000: Questionnaires on Monitoring BREF for industry and authorities, sent by Ludwig Ramacher

Industry Authorities

  • January 2002: Commission non-paper on the synergies between the Emissions Trading Proposal and the IPPC Directive
  • June 2003: Commission Communication on implementing the 1996 IPPC Directive (96/61/EC)
  • November 2003: European Parliament Own-Initiative Report by Marialiese Flemming MEP: Progress in implementing the 1996 IPPC IPPC Directive

Large Combustion Plants

  • September 1998: COM (98) 415, Proposal for a Council Directive on Emissions of Certain Pollutants into the Air form Large Combustion Plants
  • November 2000: Large Combustion Plants Common Position:
  • February 2001: Oomen-Ruijten Second Reading Report on Large Combustion Plants
  • October 2001: Large Combustion Plants Directive

National Emission Ceilings / Ozone in Ambient Air

  • October 2001: National Emission Ceilings Directive
  • February 2002: Ozone in Ambient Air Directive

Persistent Organic Polluntants (POPs)

  • June 2003 - Commission Proposal for a Council and European Regulation on POPs (amending 1979 and 1996 Directives on the same subject)
  • June 2003 - Commission Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the EU's conclusion of the Stockholm Convention on POPs
  • June 2003: Commission Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion, on behalf of the European Community, of the 1998 Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution on POPs
  • 29 October 2003: Proposal for a draft Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation [REACH] of Chemical products in the EU and amending 1999 legislation on Persistent Organic Pollutants: (PDFs)

Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

  • June 2000: Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Volatile Organic Compounds

  • March 1999: Council Directive on Limitations of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds

Water Quality

  • December 2001: Decision Establishing the List of Priority Substances in the Field of Water Policy and Amending Directive 2000/60/EC
  • May 2002: Commission Report on the Implementation of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directives (as at 31 December 1998)