New Strategy for Odour Management 2014-2017 in Chile

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sinia olores   In the month of November 2013, the Ministry of Environment of Chile signed the resolution that backs the Strategy for Odour Management 2014-2017, whose aim is to strengthen the regulatory frame through short-, median- and long-term actions to quantify, control and prevent the odour generation in the industry. The implementation of this Strategy is expected to increase the air quality of the citizens of Chile by including some tools in the environmental legislation of this country. One of the first actions of this Strategy is to elaborate a Law of Odour Control and Prevention. The works on this Law have been initiated in Chile in December 2013.

   The background information can be consulted in http://www.sinia.cl/1292/w3-propertyvalue-16541.html.

Integrated environmental authorisations, odour emissions limits in activities with a history of odour conflicts

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When establishing the framework for a potentially odour emitting activity with a prior history of complaints, it is necessary to objectively evaluate both the measures designed to reduce odour emissions and the limits that will be set for an Integrated Environmental Authorisation.

Díaz Jiménez C., Montalbán Núñez F., Estivill Baena G.
Olores.org.

Keywords: Integrated environmental authorisation, odour emissions limits, odour complaints, olfactometry.

Acronims: POEA, Potential Odour Emitting Activity; POACA, Potential Odour Annoyance Causing Activity; OACA, Odour Annoyance Causing Activity, EIA, environmental impact assessment.

 

Abstract

    When establishing the framework for a potentially odour emitting activity with a prior history of complaints, it is necessary to objectively evaluate both the measures designed to reduce odour emissions and the limits that will be set for an Integrated Environmental Authorisation. In the case of odour emissions, there are different limits set by different regulations. This article will discuss and analyse the need for limits on odour emissions, using several practical examples.