FCC has obtained an integrated permit (IPPC) for the landfill in Lapovo
- FCC´s permit for the landfill in Lapovo is the 19th amongst Serbian plant operators and only the 2nd in the field of waste (landfill) management.
- By obtaining the integrated permit a high degree of social responsibility and commitment to continuous improvement of environmental protection has been shown.
FCC in Serbia is now one of the 19 plant operators who have obtained an integrated permit based on the Directive 96/61 / EC - Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC Directive). By obtaining this permit FCC in Serbia, as an operator of the landfill in Lapovo, has demonstrated a high degree of social responsibility and commitment to the continuous improvement of environmental protection.
Possession of an integrated permit is of great importance for operators as; public concerns are allayed through official proof that the activity carried out by the operator does not have a negative impact on the environment, in addition; the permit facilitates inspections.
About the IPPC permit
Integrated prevention and control of environmental pollution in the Republic of Serbia is regulated by the law regarding integrated environmental pollution prevention and control, as well as the set of regulations and rules that accompany this law.
By these regulations Directive 96/61 / EC - Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC Directive) - is transposed into national legislation. The law defines; the conditions and procedures for issuing integrated permits for plants and activities that may have adverse effects on human health, the environment or material goods, types of activities and plants, supervision, as well as other issues of importance for the prevention and control of environmental pollution.
Based on the Decree on the types of activities and plants for which an integrated permit is issued, the obligation to obtain this license is the responsibility of the following industrial sectors; energy production, metal production and processing, mineral industry, chemical industry, waste management and other activities (paper industry, textile treatment, pounds, food production, plants for the intensive rearing of livestock or pigs, etc.).
Operators must work in accordance with the best available techniques (BAT) in order to meet all the requirements of environmental protection.
The purpose of the integrated permit is; to preserve the environment as a whole, to enhance the use of cleaner technologies, to reduce waste at the source and to encourage the innovation of operators for the purpose of the development of appropriate solutions to environmental problems.
The permit shall prescribe the conditions under which the operator has to work (emissions to water, air, soil, waste management, energy efficiency, etc.), as well as monitoring which have to be carried out and the measures that must be taken in order to achieve a high level of environmental protection.
The Integrated permit is an entrance ticket into the “elite club”
In Serbia, there are 227 plants that are required to obtain an integrated permit. Currently, 18 operators have obtained an integrated permit (the permit for the Lapovo landfill being the 19th) and it is only the 2nd permit to be issued in the field of waste (landfill) management.
The deadline for issuance of all integrated permits is December 31, 2020.