Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


Industrial Recommendations

Summary information on HELCOM LAND Recommendations on Industrial Point Sources (including waste management, combustion and incineration) and corresponding EU requirements 

(Full series of reference documents that the European IPPC Bureau work on can be found here:

NN​Recommendation title​Corresponding IPPC/IED Reference document / Conclusions ​ ​ ​
Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BREFs)Adopted DocumentFormal draft (*)Estimated
14/3Limitation of Emissions to the Atmosphere and Discharges into Water from Glass IndustryManufacture of GlassBATC(03.2012)
16/4Reduction of Emissions into the Atmosphere from the Pulp and Paper IndustryPulp and Paper IndustryBREF(12.2001)FD (07.2013) 
17/8Reduction of Discharges from the Kraft Pulp IndustryPulp and Paper IndustryBREF(12.2001)FD (07.2013) 
17/9Reduction of Discharges from the Sulphite Pulp IndustryPulp and Paper IndustryBREF(12.2001)FD (07.2013) 
16/7Basic Principles in Waste Water Management in the Leather IndustryTanning of Hides and SkinsBATC(02.2013)
17/6Reduction of Pollution from Discharges into Water, Emissions into the Atmosphere and Phosphogypsum out of the Production of FertilizersLarge Volume Inorganic Chemicals – Ammonia, Acids and Fertilisers IndustriesBREF(08.2007)  
Large Volume Inorganic Chemicals – Solids and Others IndustryBREF(08.2007)  
17/10Basic Principles for Realization of BAT and BEP in Food IndustryFood, Drink and Milk IndustriesBREF(08.2006) 2014
23/6Reduction of emissions and discharges of mercury from chloralkali industryProduction of Chlor-alkaliBREF(12.2001)FD (04.2013) 
23/7Reduction of discharges and emissions from the metal surface treatmentSurface Treatment of Metals and PlasticsBREF(08.2006)  
Surface Treatment Using Organic SolventsBREF(08.2007) 2014
23/8Reduction of discharges from oil refineriesRefining of Mineral Oil and GasBREF(02.2003)FD (07.2013) 
23/9Restriction of atmospheric emissions and waste water discharges from hard coal cokeriesIron and Steel ProductionBATC(03.2012)
23/10Reduction of discharges and emissions from production and formulation of pesticidesManufacture of Organic Fine ChemicalsBREF(08.2006)  
23/11Requirements for discharging of waste water from the chemical industryCommon Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/ Management Systems in the Chemical SectorBREF(02.2003)D2 (07.2011) 
Large Volume Inorganic Chemicals – Ammonia, Acids and Fertilisers IndustriesBREF(08.2007)  
Large Volume Inorganic Chemicals – Solids and Others IndustryBREF(08.2007)  
Large Volume Organic Chemical IndustryBREF(02.2003)  
Production of PolymersBREF(08.2007)  
Production of Speciality Inorganic ChemicalsBREF(08.2007)  
23/12Reduction of Discharges and emissions from production of textilesTextiles IndustryBREF(07.2003)  
24/4Reduction of Emissions and Discharges from the Iron Steel IndustryIron and Steel ProductionBATC(03.2012)
Ferrous Metals Processing IndustryBREF(12.2001) on hold
Large Combustion PlantsBREF(07.2006)D1 (06.2013) 
Smitheries and Foundries IndustryBREF(05.2005)  
31E/4Proper handling of Waste/Landfilling Waste Treatments IndustriesBREF(08.2006) started
27/1Limitation of emissions into atmosphere and discharges into water from incineration of wasteWaste IncinerationBREF(08.2006) 2014
28E/4Amendments to Annex III “Criteria and Measures Concerning the Prevention of Pollution from Land-Based Sources” of the 1992 Helsinki ConventionIntensive Rearing of Poultry and PigsBREF(07.2003)D2 (08.2013) 
25/2Reduction of Emissions and Discharges from Industry by effective use of BATEmissions from StorageBREF(07.2006)  
Energy EfficiencyBREF(02.2009)  
Industrial Cooling SystemsBREF(12.2001)  
Management of Tailings and Waste-rock in Mining ActivitiesBREF(01.2009)  
Non-ferrous Metals IndustriesBREF(12.2001)D3 (02.2013) 
Production of Cement, Lime and Magnesium OxideBATC(04.2013)
Slaughterhouses and Animals By-products IndustriesBREF(05.2005)  
Wood-based Panels ProductionD1 (07.2013) 
Wood and Wood Products Preservation with Chemicals 2014
Ceramic Manufacturing IndustryBREF(08.2007)  
28E/8Environmentally friendly practices for the reduction and prevention of emissions of dioxins and other hazardous substances from small-scale combustion    
29/1Reduction of emissions from crematoria