Reference Document

In May 2010, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection began developing the first two national reference documents on best available techniques (BAT) – the BAT reference document for the production of food, drinks and milk and the BAT reference document for foundry and smithery. Engineers specializing in the industries and specialists in environmental audit and standardization have been invited to participate in the development of the documents. The development of these documents is based on the corresponding EU reference documents which were translated into Russian as part of the international technical assistance project funded by the World Bank “Enhancing Institutional and Legal Framework for Environmental Permitting in Belarus.”


 Reference document
1 Cement, Lime and Magnesium Oxide Manufacturing Industries 
2 Ceramic Manufacturing Industry 
3 Chlor-alkali Manufacturing Industry
4 Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment
5 Economics and Cross-media Effects
6 Emissions from Storage 
7 Energy Efficiency 
8 Ferrous Metals Processing Industry
9 General Principles of Monitoring
10 Glass Manufacturing Industry
11 Industrial Cooling Systems
12 Intensive Rearing of Poultry and Pigs
13 Iron and Steel Production
14 Large Combustion Plants
15 Large Volume Inorganic Chemicals – Ammonia, Acids and Fertilisers Industries 
16 Large Volume Inorganic Chemicals – Solids and Others Industry 
17 Large Volume Organic Chemical Industry
18  Management of Tailings and Waste-rock in Mining Activities
29 Manufacture of Organic Fine Chemicals 
20 Mineral Oil and Gas Refineries
21 Non-ferrous Metals Industries
22 Production of Polymers
23 Production of Speciality Inorganic Chemicals
24 Slaughterhouses and Animals By-products Industries
25 Surface Treatment of Metals and Plastics 
26 Surface Treatment using Organic Solvents 
27 Tanning of Hides and Skins
28 Textiles Industry
29 Waste Incineration 
30 Waste Treatments Industries
31 Wood-based Panels Production

Before introducing the national BAT reference documents translations of the outlines of some of EU reference documents will be placed at the web-site for familiarization.