Zones in relation to EU air quality thresholds

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Created 21 Aug 2014 Published 21 Aug 2014 Last modified 04 Sep 2014, 11:17 AM
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2012 - Member States provide an annual assessment of air quality in comparison to EU air quality thresholds

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Zone exceedance SO2, day, hour

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  • EU12_SH
Zone exceedance Ozone vegetation, health

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  • EU12_OH
  • EU12_OV
Zone exceedance Lead

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  • EU12_L
Zone exceedance PM10, hour, year

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  • EU12_PM10
Zone exceedance SO2, winter, year

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  • EU12_SE
Zone exceedance Benzene

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  • EU12_B
Zone exceedance NO2 hour, year

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  • EU12_NH
Zone exceedance NOx year

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  • EU12_NV
Zone exceedance CO

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  • EU12_C
Zone exceedance AsCdNi

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  • EU12_AsCdNi
Zone exceedance BaP

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  • EU12_BaP
Zone exceedance PM25

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  • EU12_PM25
Zone exceedance All Pollutants

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  • EU12_spatialite

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Additional information

Information is reported for the zones designated under the ambient air quality directives (2008/50/EC; 2004/107/EC). Member States have to divide their entire territory into zones. Zones can be regarded as the primary territorial units for assessment and management of air quality under the air quality directives. Consequently, unambiguous definition of all zones is needed. Member States have employed different approaches for the definition of their zones. Some Member States have divided their territory into a single set of zones serving all pollutants. Other Member States have defined a single base set of zones and modified some of the zones for the application to particular pollutants. Where a Member State has distinguished different sets of zones in relation to health protection and ecosystem/vegetation protection respectively, a single location can be situated in several zones, e.g. in a zone defined for all pollutants except lead and in another, larger zone defined for lead.

More information about EU air quality standards is available on the DG Environment web site at http://ec.europa.eu/environment/air/quality/standards.htm.

Pursuant to Article 22 of Directive 2008/50/EC, Member States may notify to the Commission when in their opinion the conditions are met in a given zone or agglomeration for postponing the attainment deadline for the limit values for nitrogen dioxide and benzene, or for being exempt from the limit values for PM10. More information is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/air/quality/legislation/time_extensions.htm .

Additional information is available in The annual technical overview and analysis of the reports submitted by Member States.

 

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