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On the road to sustainable production: Progress in implementing Council Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control. Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. COM (2003) 0354 final

In order to promote effective implementation of Council Directive 96/61/EC on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (the "IPPC Directive"), the Commission reports on progress made so far in the Member States and Candidate Countries. The Sixth Community Environment Action Programme, adopted in July 2002, confirms that more effective implementation and enforcement of Community legislation on the environment is a priority. A large number of Member States need to accelerate progress towards this objective and the majority of the Acceding Countries must continue to significantly enhance their efforts.

The Commission wishes to launch a broad European consultation on the current state of play and possible developments in those areas of environment policy which address impacts of large industrial point sources on the environment. Seven key questions are raised in this Communication and a consultation web site has been launched.

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Record Number: 4980 / Last updated on: 2003-07-07
Category: COM DOCUMENT