Legislative instrument details: LCP Directive

Legal name Directive 2001/80/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2001 on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from large combustion plants
Short name LCP Directive
CELEX reference 32001L0080
Identification number 2001/80/EC
Issued by European Parliament and Council
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Parent legislative instrument
Valid from 27/11/2001
Abstract This Directive shall apply to combustion plants, the rated thermal input of which is equal to or greater than 50 MW, irrespective of the type of fuel used (solid, liquid or gaseous). Its purpose is to limit the emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and dust emitted from these plants.

New reporting obligations concerning the emission inventories apply since 2004 as set out in Annex VIII(B) of the Directive.
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Air
Comments This directive replaces directive 88/609/EEC and its amendment 94/66/EC. For the relevant reporting obligation as concerns EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway see Annex XX (page 12) of the agreement on the European Economic Area

A summary of the results of the emissions inventories that shows the emissions from refineries separately shall be communicated to the Commission every three years within twelve months from the end of the three-year period considered. The yearly plant-by-plant data shall be made available to the Commission upon request.


Repealed by Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control), with effect from 1 January 2016.