An IPPC installation is stationary technical unit where one or more activities listed in Annex I of the European Industrial Emissions Directive are carried out. This annex used to be part of the IPPC Directive.
Industrial Emissions Directive
The Industrial Emissions Guideline aims at preventing and combatting 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, consumption of energy and raw materials 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).