Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control
Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC)
What is Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC)?
Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) is a system following the European Community Directive (96/61) which will introduce a more integrated approach to controlling pollution from industrial sources, across England and Wales.
The main aim of IPPC is to achieve:
A high level of protection of the environment taken as a whole by, in particular, preventing or, where that is not practicable, reducing emissions into the air, water and land. The current systems for preventing and controlling emissions under Part 1 of the Environment Protection Act are;
- Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) which is for the most potentially polluting industries and is enforced by the Environment Agency
- Local Air Pollution Control (LAPC) which is for generally less polluting industries and is enforced by local authorities and concerns emissions to air only