IPPC Permits of activities linked to odour complaints must consider regulation and reduction of odour emissions. The Environmental Administration of every European country should set an odour emission limit value for this kind of facilities. Therefore, the main question is: Which is the appropriate “target value” for odours?
Achieving compliance by the deadline of 30 October 2007 for existing installations should require an extra effort by the Environmental Authorities in EU countries. However, special care should be taken in these particular Integrated Environmental Permits. Luckily, This is a very good moment to set up odour limits for odour-emitting installations in those countries where no legislation about odours exists, as according with the art. 8 of the Directive 1996/61/EC, without prejudice to other requirements laid down in national or Community legislation, the competent authority should grant a permit containing conditions guaranteeing that the installation complies with the requirements of the Directive.
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