REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission pursuant to Directive (EU)2015/2193 on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into air from medium combustion plants

1. Directive (EU) 2015/21931 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 has put in place a regulatory framework to limit emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and dust into the air from medium combustion plants, with a view to reduce the related risks to human health and the environment. This Directive also lays down rules to monitor emissions of carbon monoxide (CO) in 2021, and other pollutants in 2026 and 2031. The Commission has committed to regularly releasing reports on the implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD).
This communication concerns a report from the EU Commission on the progress made to exercise the power to adopt delegated acts under the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/2193), i.e. what decisions the Commission has made on the MCPD over the past five years on the back of its delegated powers. The powers of delegation cover updates on delegated powers and the assessment of technical and scientific progress.
The Commission has, over the past five years, not exercised the delegated powers conferred to it under Directive (EU)2015/2193. Therefore, there are no policy implications observed for the UK.

Topic  Environment 
Department  DEFRA 
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COM Reference  COM(20)351 
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