This Directive establishes the emission reduction commitments for the MS' anthropogenic atmospheric emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC), ammonia (NH3) and fine particulate matter (PM2,5) and requires that national air pollution control programmes be drawn up, adopted and implemented and that emissions of those pollutants and the other pollutants referred to in Annex I, as well as their impacts, be monitored and reported. (Art.1)
No specific provisions
Member States - monitoring and reporting European Commission - reporting obligations Industry - specific obligations are regulated by the MS national pieces of legislation
Relevant product types
No reference data are required.
Yes Directive 2003/35/EC providing for public participation in respect of the drawing up of certain plans and programmes relating to the environment Directive 2003/4/EC on public access to environmental information Regulation (EC) 1367/2006 on the application of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention Regulation (EU) 182/2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission' exercise of implementing powers
Obligations based on CLP hazard class
No specific provisions
Obligations based on properties of concerns
EU-level occupational exposure limits
EU-level emission limit values
Substance-centric data source(s) at the EU level
European Environment Agency (EEA) EIONET/Reporting Obligation Database containing the MS national emission inventories as reported to the Commission and the EEA. Member States emission inventories MS shall prepare and annually updated emission inventories for pollutants set out in Table A of Annex I. (Art.8 (1)) MS may prepare and annually update national emission inventories for pollutants set out in Table B of Annex I. (Art. 8(2)) MS shall prepare and update every 4 years spatially disaggregated national emission inventories and large point source inventories and, every 2 years, national emission projections for the pollutants set out in Table C of Annex I. MS shall draw up an informative inventory report, which shall accompany the national emission inventories and projections, in accordance with requirements set out in Table D of Annex I.
Industry submission system in place
This is regulated by the MS national pieces of legislation transposing the Directive.
Format for industry submission
This is regulated by the MS national pieces of legislation transposing the Directive. Format for the MS national emission inventories is defined by the EEA; however, not regulated by any Commission act. Format for preparation of the MS National air pollution control programmes shall be specified by the Commission by means of implementing act. The format is expected to be defined by the end of 2017.
DG Environment and EEA
Member States submit emission inventories to the Commission and the EEA. EEA consolidates and submits at the EU level data to the UNECE.
- Ambient Air Quality Directive
Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Counsel of 21 May 2008 on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe
- As, Cd, Hg, Ni, PAHs in Ambient Air Directive
Directive 2004/107/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 2004 relating to arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air