ISPRA's activity for environmental control about industrial pollution

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ImgWith the terminology Integrated Pollution Prevention and Limitation you is the Italian translation of  the acronym IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) internationally known as an acronym for one of the most important environmental  Directive of the EU's, Directive 96/61 / EC then codified by Directive 2008/1/UE.

The IPPC legislation has been transposed into national environmental law with the enactment of Legislative Decree 59 of 2005, which regulates the issue of Integrated Environmental Authorization (IEA) and controls. The responsibilities of the ISPRA on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Limitation are originated by  Legislative Decree n. 59 of 2005, now merged with the environmental ‘Testo Unico ‘ (D.lgs.152/06 as amended by Legislative Decree no. 128/10, Art. 29)

Article 29, paragraph 3, ISPRA for plants under State jurisdiction, ARPA for those of regional competence, ensure:


a) compliance the conditions of Integrated Environmental Authorization (IEA)
b) the regularity of inspections by the operator
c) that the operator has fulfilled its obligations

The competence of ISPRA are divided on the front of the control environment, as a result of the release of the IEA. ISPRA performs this task by using the Regional Agencies for Environmental Protection (ARPA) with which has entered cooperation agreements.

In the case of IPPC and EIA, ISPRA has played, and still plays, an important activity of technical support and advice to the Competent Authority,  the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea. Technical support was provided to the Ministry in two specific framework agreements in the years 2005 - 2007 (preparation of the technical elements for the initiation of the procedures for the granting of integrated environmental) and in the years 2008 to 2010 (technical support operating the Commission IPPC-EIA)