by Eldbjørg Håkonsen Martinsen

The main topic of this book is the influence of The Council Directive 1996/61/EF of 24 September 1996, concerning integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC), in Norwegian law. The directive was implemented in Norway in 2002.

The IPPC Directive is about minimising pollution from various industrial sources throughout the European Union. It is formed on a model of integration of pollution and prevention, and concerns pollution from industry to the air, water and soil. The permit conditions including emission limit values must be based on Best Available Techniques (BAT), as defined in the IPPC Directive.

The book seeks to find out the meaning of the BAT-definition in the IPPC-directive. The BAT-definition is essential for the emission limit values and the purpose of the Directive is to ensure a high level of protection of the environment taken as a whole.