Enhancing the exchange of information on the best available techniques, ensuring the appropriate application of BAT conclusions in permit procedures and encouraging the development and introduction of new techniques.
Implementation has started. (The implementation of one or more planned elements of the measure is underway.)
BAT work has been carried out on a long-term basis since the late 1990s. The national BAT network involves all key operators (permit and supervisory authorities, operators, research institutes, consultants, organisations). The work has produced a wide range of background studies and guidelines. The BAT conclusions are taken into account in permit decisions concerning installations covered by the directive. The HAZBREF project has provided new approaches to taking better account of hazardous substances in BAT reference documents. A guide to the application of the BREF document for the management of waste from extractive industries was completed in 2020.
Ministry of the Environment (YM, as the first responsible body), Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE)
Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), ELY Centres, Regional State Administrative Agencies (AVIs), Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)