Written by Vivienne Halleux (1st edition).
The European Green Deal envisages a review of measures addressing pollution from large industrial installations, with a view to aligning existing legislation with the EU’s zero pollution ambition, as well as its energy, climate and circular economy policy goals. On 5 April 2022, the European Commission tabled a proposal to revise the Industrial Emissions Directive, the main European Union instrument regulating pollutant emissions from industry, together with a proposal to revise the Regulation establishing the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, related to environmental information. The proposal aims at upgrading the existing register to a more comprehensive and integrated industrial emissions portal, enabling more accurate monitoring of the environmental performance of large industrial activities. The main changes proposed include better alignment with the Industrial Emissions Directive, both in terms of activities covered and reporting level; inclusion of reporting on the use of resources; and integration in the database of additional relevant environmental data reported under other related EU legislation.
In Parliament, the file has been referred to the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. The same rapporteur and shadow rapporteurs will handle the revision of the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Regulation and that of the Industrial Emissions Directive.
- June 2022: Establishing an industrial emissions portal (1st edition)
|Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on reporting of environmental data from industrial installations and establishing an industrial emissions portal|
|Committee responsible:||Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)||COM(2022) 157|
|Rapporteur:||Radan Kanev (EPP, Bulgaria)||2022/0105 (COD)|
|Shadow rapporteurs:||Mohammed Chahim (S&D, the Netherlands)|
Michal Wiezik (Renew, Slovakia)
Eleonora Evi (Greens/EFA, Italy)
Anna Zalewska (ECR, Poland)
Marisa Matias (The Left, Portugal)
|Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)|
|Next steps expected: Publication of draft report|