Horizontal guidance for environmental assessment and appraisal of Best Available Techniques (BAT)

Date published: 03 December 2003

Supplementary information, relevant to all sectors, to assist Applicants in responding to the requirements described in the Integrated Pollution Prevention and ControlSector and General Guidance Notes.


This guidance has been produced by the Environment Agency for England and Wales in collaboration with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Northern Ireland Environment and Heritage Service (EHS). 

It provides: 

  • methods for quantifying environmental impacts to all media
  • a method for calculating costs of environmental protection techniques
  • guidelines on resolving cross media conflicts and making cost / benefit judgements
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