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Rules on combustion plants

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

If you run a company in the Netherlands that has a combustion plant (for example a boiler, central-heating boiler, gas turbine or process furnace) or waste incinerator, or you have one installed, you must abide by rules on air emissions, inspections, measurements and maintenance.

Environmental regulations

The Activities Decree (Activiteitenbesluit) lays down the environmental regulations for combustion plants and waste incinerators as well as inspection, soil protection, energy consumption and discharge requirements. Medium-sized combustion plants should comply with the Decree's emission standards.

Regulations on inspection and maintenance

If your company has a new combustion plant installed, an accredited assessor or a certified installation company must demonstrate that you do not exceed the emission limits. A SCIOS-certified companyExternal link (pdf) must carry out the inspection and monitor the maintenance. SCIOS is the Certification Inspection and Maintenance Combustion Plants FoundationExternal link. the capacity of your combustion plant determines the frequency of inspections required.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO