359. Integrated pollution prevention and control.

A European regulatory system for integrated pollution prevention and control has been established, requiring member states to take appropriate measures to prevent environmental impacts from industrial emissions1. The system is applicable to a range of industrial activities and also to specified slaughterhouses, food and milk processing operations, installations for the intensive rearing of poultry and pigs, and installations for the disposal or recycling of animal carcasses and animal waste2. Integrated pollution and control was implemented in England and Wales by statute3, under which the Secretary of State and the Welsh Ministers4 were empowered to prescribe processes for which authorisations