The Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC) in collaboration with the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) organised two consultation sessions on MEPA’s proposal for an Environmental Permitting System with the aim of improving the current regulatory framework applicable for industrial activities of environmental significance. Further information on the proposal is available here.
The proposed environmental permitting system will cover in particular:
- Waste management installations e.g. inert waste landfills, material recovery facilities and civic amenity sites;
- Sewage treatment plants;
- Reverse osmosis plants;
- Manufacturing plants;
- Chemical and pharmaceutical plants;
- Batching and asphalt plants;
- Petrol stations;
- Volatile organic compound (VOC) solvent activities e.g. printing, surface coating and drycleaners;
- Shipyards, marinas, sea ports, fish farms and airports;
- Hospitals and hotels.
Participants were given an update on the recent developments regarding the transposition of the new Industrial Emissions Directive (2010/75/EU). This Directive was already discussed during an information session organised by MEUSAC together with MEPA on March 21, 2011 for which relevant stakeholders were invited.
These two very well attended sessions were held on January 24 and 26, 2012 at Europe House in Valletta.
Points raised during the session will be taken into consideration in the drafting and finalisation of the legislation.
Gallery - First Session
Gallery - Second Session