Firms operating waste plants need authorization for renewal permit or for inscription in the Register for waste management. This measure help the renewal.
Firms operating waste plants can provide auto certification for authorization renewal or for renewal of inscription in the Register for waste management. The auto certification must be provided to competent authorities and is considered de facto a substitute for the authorization. It applies to EMAS, Ecolabel and ISO14001 companies that manage waste plants.

For more information, see Legislative Decree 3 April 2006, n.152 Regulation on environmental topics art. 209 comma 1.

Resources needed

The measure does not requires additional economic costs by the Competent Authority, moreover, time savings of the Competent Authority are potentially high.

Evidence of success

The measure is very welcome by the EMAS registered organizations and, in the past, it has contributed/or it may potentially contribute to increase the numbers of EMAS.

For more information, see Reinforcing Added Value for EMAS (RAVE) Final Report.

Potential for learning or transfer

The measure was chosen as a practice to adopt by two partners in ENHANCE project, so it could be useful also for other member States.
Main institution
Abruzzo, Italy (Italia)
Start Date
May 2006
End Date


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