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Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999

Section 1

12.Section 1 of the Act sets out the general purpose for which regulations may be made under section 2 of the Act, including, in particular, implementing the IPPC Directive. The new system will need to incorporate the concepts and principles used in the Directive (such as Best Available Techniques and the general principles concerning energy efficiency, the control of waste production and site restoration) in so far as the installations covered by the Directive are concerned. The Directive’s requirements will, however, where appropriate, be modified or disapplied for the purposes of applying the new control regime to installations not covered by the Directive.

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