Best Available Technique-Associated Environmental Performance Level (BATAEPL

The range of environmental performance levels, except emission levels, obtained under normal operating conditions using a BAT or a combination of BATs. The most effective and advanced stage in the development of activities and their methods of operation which indicates the practical suitability of particular techniques for providing the basis for emission limit values and other permit conditions designed to prevent and, where that is not practicable, to reduce emissions and the impact on the environment as a whole: (i) “techniques” includes both the technology used and the way in which the installation is designed, built, maintained, operated and decommissioned; (ii) “available techniques” means those developed on a scale which allows implementation in the relevant industrial sector, under economically and technically viable conditions, taking into consideration the costs and advantages, whether or not the techniques are used or produced inside the Member State in question, as long as they are reasonably accessible to the operator; and (iii) “best” means most effective in achieving a high general level of protection of the environment as a whole.

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Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions
Best Available Technique-Associated Emission Level (BAT-AEL)
BREF or EU Best Available Techniques reference documents
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