A proposal for a Council Directive on the incineration of hazardous waste (COM(92) 9, submitted 2.3.1992) aims to provide for measures and procedures to prevent or at least to minimize effects on the environment, in particular the pollution of air, soil surface and groundwater, and the risk to human health, arising from the incineration of such waste, and to set up and maintain appropriate operating conditions and emission limit values for hazardous waste incineration plants in the Community. The proposal lays down rules concerning: Issue of permits for operation of incineration plants; monitoring; the description and hazardous character of waste; measures relating to intermediate storage; plant design and operation; appropriate technology; emission limit values for incineration exhaust gas; waste water discharge; wastes resulting from incineration; measurement and monitoring equipment; types of monitoring; non-compliance with emission standards. Technical Annexes include data on equivalence factors for dioxins and dibenzofuranes, the determination of emission limits, measurement techniques, waste delivery and reception, combustion, and monitoring. Member States shall bring into force the provisions necessary to comply with the proposed Directive not later than 30 June 1994.
Policy making and guidelines
2 December 1997