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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

Scope

The objectives of this Directive shall be to (Article 1): (a) establish a target value for the concentration of arsenic, cadmium, nickel and benzo(a)pyrene in ambient air so as to avoid, prevent or reduce harmful effects of arsenic, cadmium, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on human health and the environment as a whole; (b) ensure, with respect to arsenic, cadmium, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, that ambient air quality is maintained where it is good and that it is improved in other cases; (c) determine common methods and criteria for the assessment of concentrations of arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air as well as of the deposition of arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; (d) ensure that adequate information on concentrations of arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air as well as on the deposition of arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons is obtained and ensure that it is made available to the public.

Exemptions

Not specified

Regulatory activities

Article 3 Target values Member States shall take all necessary measures not entailing disproportionate costs to ensure that concentrations of arsenic, cadmium, nickel and benzo(a)pyrene, do not exceed the target values laid down in Annex I. Member States shall draw up a list of zones and agglomerations in which the levels of arsenic, cadmium, nickel, and benzo(a)pyrene are below the respective target values. Article 5 Transmission of information and reporting Member States shall forward the following information to the Commission: (a) the lists of the zones and agglomerations concerned, (b) the areas of exceedance, (c) the concentration values assessed, (d) the reasons for exceedance, and in particular any sources contributing to it, (e) the population exposed to such exceedance. Article 10 Implementation Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive.

Relevant product types

Yes List of PAHs

Reference documents

No

Obligations based on CLP hazard class

Not specified

Obligations based on properties of concerns

Not specified

EU-level occupational exposure limits

No

EU-level emission limit values

Yes Directive on As, Cd, Hg, Ni and PAHs, Annex I- target values for arsenic, cadmium, nickel and benzo (a) pyrene Determination of requirements for assessment of concentrations of arsenic, cadmium, nickel and benzo(a)pyrene in ambient air within a zone or agglomeration

Substance-centric data source(s) at the EU level

No

Industry submission system in place

Not applicable

Format for industry submission

Not applicable

Owner

DG ENV

Update process

DG ENV and Member States

Amendments

REGULATION (EC) No 219/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 11 March 2009 COMMISSION DIRECTIVE (EU) 2015/1480 of 28 August 2015

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