If you run a company in the Netherlands that has a combustion plant (for example a (central-heating) boiler, gas turbine or process furnace) or waste incinerator, or you have one installed, you must abide by rules on air emissions, inspection, measurements and maintenance.
The Activities Decree (Activiteitenbesluit) sets out the environmental requirements for combustion plants and waste incineration plants. It also sets requirements on inspections, soil protection, energy consumption and discharges. Until 2016, version A of the Combustion Plant Emissions Requirements (Environmental Management) Decree (Besluit emissie-eisen stookinstallatie milieubeheer A or 'BEES A') applies to larger plants like refineries, power stations and large petrochemical companies. As of 1 January 2017 all medium-sized combustion plants must comply with the emission requirements set by the Activities Decree.
Regulations on inspection and maintenance
If your company has a new combustion plant installed, an accredited assessor or a certified installation company must demonstrate that you do not exceed the emission limits. A SCIOS-certified company (pdf) must carry out the inspection and monitor the maintenance. SCIOS is the Certification Inspection and Maintenance Combustion Plants Foundation. Your combustion plant’s capacity determines the frequency of inspections you need.