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Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
2008
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Air & atmosphere, Environment gen.
Keyword
Basic legislation Pollution control Air quality/air pollution Ozone layer Emissions Hazardous substances Monitoring Access-to-information Data collection/reporting Environmental standards
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Directive defines objectives for ambient air quality designed to avoid, prevent or reduce harmful effects on human health and the environment as a whole. To this end, it sets out measures for the assessment of ambient air quality in Member States as well as for obtaining information on ambient air quality in order to help combat air pollution and nuisance. The Directive aims at increasing cooperation between the Member States in reducing air pollution.

Full text
English
Website
europa.eu

References - Legislation

Repeals

Council Directive 96/62/EC on ambient air quality assessment and management.

Legislation | European Union | 1996 | Repealed

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 1999/30/EC relating to limit values for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter and lead in ambient air.

Legislation | European Union | 1999 | Repealed

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Access-to-information, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2002/3/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to ozone in ambient air

Legislation | European Union | 2002 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Transboundary effects, Data collection/reporting, Access-to-information, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2000/69/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to limit values for benzene and carbon monoxide in ambient air.

Legislation | European Union | 2000 | Repealed

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Access-to-information, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Décret n° 2008-1152 relatif à la qualité de l'air

Legislation | France | 2008

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Hazardous substances, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Air Quality Standards Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 1001 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Access-to-information, Monitoring, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on the air.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2010

Keyword: Basic legislation, Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Air Quality Standards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 (S.R. No. 188 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Access-to-information, Monitoring, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. 158 of 2009 amending the Environment Protection Act (implementation and derogation air quality requirements).

Legislation | Netherlands | 2009

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Air Quality Standards (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (S.S.I. No. 204 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Access-to-information, Monitoring, Transboundary effects, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Real Decreto Nº 102/2011 - Relativo a la mejora de la calidad del aire.

Legislation | Spain | 2011

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Arrêté du Gouvernement wallon relatif à l'évaluation et la gestion de la qualité de l'air ambiant.

Legislation | Belgium | 2010

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Ozone layer, Hazardous substances, Data collection/reporting, Access-to-information, Monitoring, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on assesment of ambient air quality and public information on ambient air quality.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2011

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Emissions, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ministerial Decree No. H.P. 14122/549/Ε.103 establishing measures for a better ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe, in compliance with the provisions of Directive 2008/50/EC.

Legislation | Greece | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Emissions, Hazardous substances, Monitoring, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on ambient air quality.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Emissions, Hazardous substances, Monitoring, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Air Quality Law, 2010 (Law No. 77(Ι)/2010).

Legislation | Cyprus | 2010

Keyword: Basic legislation, Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Emissions, Hazardous substances, Monitoring, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Implementing Decision 2011/850/EC laying down rules for Directives 2004/107/EC and 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the reciprocal exchange of information and reporting on ambient air quality.

Legislation | European Union | 2011

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Real Decreto Nº 89/2013 - Regula la concesión directa de ayudas del Plan de Impulso al Medio Ambiente "PIMA Aire" para la adquisición de vehículos comerciales.

Legislation | Spain | 2013

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Institution, Transport/storage, Subsidy/incentive, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the establishment of the list of measurement points for monitoring over the concentration of certain pollutants in the air and location of monitoring stations in the national network for permanent air quality monitoring.

Legislation | Croatia | 2014 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Emissions, Hazardous substances, Monitoring, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Air Protection Act.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2012

Keyword: Basic legislation, Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Emissions, Hazardous substances, Monitoring, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on evaluation of levels of substances in ambient air.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Pollution control, Ozone layer, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the scope and methof of reporting on air pollution.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on programs of air protection and plans of short-term activities.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Pollution control, Ozone layer, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on levels of certain substances in ambient air.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Pollution control, Ozone layer, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the calculation of the indicators of average exposure.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Pollution control, Ozone layer, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the national target of exposure reduction.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Pollution control, Ozone layer, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on the method of assessment and evaluation of pollution levels pollution, the scope of information on pollution levels and during smog.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2012

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on the air quality.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2010 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Hazardous substances, Data collection/reporting, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Air Quality Standards Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 180 of 2011).

Legislation | Ireland | 2011

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Institution, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Règlement grand-ducal portant application de la directive 2008/50/CE du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 21 mai 2008 concernant la qualité de l’air ambiant et un air pur pour l’Europe.

Legislation | Luxembourg | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Emissions, Hazardous substances, Monitoring, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1326 on assessment and management of air quality.

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Hazardous substances, Environmental standards, Monitoring, Zoning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Environment Protection Act (No. 13 of 2011).

Legislation | Finland | 2011

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ambient Air Quality Regulations (L.N. 478 of 2010).

Legislation | Malta | 2010

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Hazardous substances

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 4 of 2011 (I.14.) of the Ministry of Rural Development on the air pollution thresholds and emissions ceilings for located point sources of air pollutant.

Legislation | Hungary | 2013 (2011)

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Classification/declassification, Pollution control, Zoning, Environmental standards, Emissions

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Air Quality Standards (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016 (S.S.I. No. 376 of 2016).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Access-to-information, Monitoring, Transboundary effects, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordonnance portant le Code bruxellois de l'Air, du Climat et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie (1).

Legislation | Belgium | 2013

Keyword: Pollution control, Climate change, Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Environmental planning, EIA, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Environmental standards, Energy conservation/energy production, Renewable energy, Environmental security, Governance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legislative Decree No. 155 implementing Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe.

Legislation | Italy | 2010

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Emissions, Hazardous substances, Monitoring, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on the air quality.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2016

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Hazardous substances, Data collection/reporting, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

39th Federal Immission Protection Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2010

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Emissions trading, Inspection, Monitoring, Environmental standards, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Commission Directive (EU) 2015/1480 amending several annexes to Directives 2004/107/EC and 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the rules concerning reference methods, data validation and location of sampling points for the assessment of ambient air quality.

Legislation | European Union | 2015

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Hazardous substances, Environmental standards, Ozone layer, Emissions

Source: FAO, FAOLEX