Republic of Cyprus

Environmental Permiting System

Industrial Emissions Permits

Industrial Emissions Permits

Facilities and activities within the scope of the Industrial Emissions (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) Law of 2013 (L.184(I)/2013), must obtain an Industrial Emissions Permit (IEP) before commencing operations. In particular, the obligation to obtain an IEP concerns high-capacity facilities and activities with significant pollution potential, such as:

· power plants

· mineral mining industries (cement, lime and ceramics),

· metal processing industries,

· Chemical industries

· waste management facilities (hazardous and non-hazardous) and landfills,

· large slaughterhouses, pig farms and poultry farms,

· incineration and co-incineration plants,

· installations using organic solvents and emitting volatile organic compounds,

· installations for the production of titanium dioxide.

The IEP is granted by two relevant Ministers, namely the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment and the Minister of Labour and Social Insurance, because it includes operating conditions both for control and prevention pollution of water and soil and for the control and prevention of air pollution.

Key obligations / requirements to be met by the Operators of the facilities and activities that have IEPs are:

· The application of best available techniques (BAT) as specified in the Best Available Techniques Reference Documents BREFS issued by the European Patent Office based in Seville. The conclusions of these documents are published for each stream of activity, as Decisions of the European Commission titled BAT Conclusions and form the basis for determining the conditions of operation incorporated in the IEPs.

· Ensuring all necessary measures for the prevention of pollution and the implementation of an environmental management System which meets the main requirements of the international standard ISO 14001 or EMAS without necessarily being certified.

· The recovery of waste by means of preparing them for reuse, recycling or recovery and only when it is technically and economically impossible, to be disposed of in such a way as to avoid or reduce impacts on the environment.

· Efficient use of energy and natural resources.

· Taking measures to minimize the risk of accidents and mitigate their consequences.

· Preparing to re-establish the site after the permanent cessation of activities.

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