Joint Group Environment Health & Safety

 
Current work items of the Standing Committee Sustainability include:
 

 
  • Development of Environmental Performance Indicators and collection of EPI data

  • Reporting on companies' environmental systems

  • Framing of views and advice on climate change and related issues

  • Study of companies' approaches to monitor, assess, and reduce methane emissions from the natural gas chain; eventual advice on these aspects

  • Writing of the LCA of natural gas (CO2, CH4)

  • Natural gas and climate change - Kyoto

  • Follow_up of ETS and IED (CO2 and probable NOx)

  • Reviewing of health and safety issues and regulations of relevance to the gas industry
 

 
The year 2011 started with the entry into force on January 7th of the IED ( published on 17/12/2010) see our member area of this website - EU legislation/Environment H&S/2011 Now the exact data are known.
 
  • Member states will have to transpose the IED in their national legislation before 7/1/2014.

  • The existing combustion plants (referred to in article 30(2)) will fall under the new Directive from 1/1/2016 on ( the LCP Directive is repealed by 1/1/2016). All permits for installations which have been granted a permit before 7 January 2013 ( or the operators of which have submitted a complete application for a permit before that date), provided that such plants are put into operation no later than 7 January 2014, shall include conditions ensuring that emissions into air from these plants do not exceed the emission limit values set out in Part 1 of Annex V.

  • All permits for installations containing combustion plants which had been granted an exemption as referred to in Article 4(4) of the LCP Directive 2001/80/EC and which are in operation after 1 January 2016, shall include conditions ensuring that emissions into the air from these plants do not exceed the emission limit values set out in Part 2 of Annex V. (art. 30.2.)

  • During the period from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2020, Member States may draw up and implement a transitional national plan covering combustion plants which were granted thefirst permit before 27 November 2002 or the operators of which had submitted a complete application for a permit before that date, provided that the plant was put into operation no later than 27 November 2003. (art.32)

  • During the period from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2023, combustion plants may be exempted from compliance with the emission limit values referred to in Article 30(2) and from their inclusion in the transitional national plan referred to in Article 32 provided that a.o. the operator of the combustion plant undertakes, in a written declaration submitted by 1 January 2014 at the latest to the competent authority, not to operate the plant for more than 17. 500 operating hours, starting from 1 January 2016 and ending no later than 31 December 2023 (art. 33).
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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