An IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) installation is a stationary technical unit which carries out one or more activities listed in Annex I of the European Industrial Emissions Directive. This annex used to be part of the IPPC Directive.
Industrial Emissions Directive
The Industrial Emissions Directive aims to prevent and combat environmental pollution. Intensive livestock farms and large polluting industrial companies are obliged to use the best available technology (BAT) in order to minimise their pollution levels, energy consumption, raw materials use and waste generation. In the Netherlands, the Directive is embedded in the Environmental Management Act (Wet Milieubeheer), the Environmental Permitting (General Provisions) Act (Wet algemene bepalingen omgevingsrecht, Wabo) and the Water Act (Waterwet).