Fabian Demicoli

Consultation Session on Environmental Permitting of Industrial Activities

 The Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC) in collaboration with the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) will be organising a consultation session 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. 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;

Quarries;

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; and

Hospitals and hotels.

Participants will also be 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.

The session, which will be conducted in Maltese, is being held as follows:

 Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Time: 15.00 – 17.00 hrs
Venue: 254, Europe House, St Paul Street, Valletta

Points raised during the session will be taken into consideration in the drafting and finalisation of the legislation.

Should you be interested in attending kindly confirm your attendance at your earliest on

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