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Air pollution - National Responses (Belgium)

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Ozone and or air quality action plans at the Belgian Federal level.
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22 Dec 2010
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Published: 05 Nov 2010 Modified: 21 Mar 2015 Feed synced: 22 Dec 2010 original
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Ozone and or air quality action plans have been adopted during the last ten years at both the federal and regional level in order to reduce, through a comprehensive set of measures, the level of concentrations of various air pollutants, in particular ozone, particulate matters and NOx.

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  • A Royal Decree on boilers was adopted in July 2009 in order to limit emissions of NOX and particulate matters emissions and a Royal Decree on pellet-fired boilers is under preparation.

  • The Euro 5 standard has been introduced for private vehicles.

  • For company vehicles, with effect from the fiscal year 2007, a tax deduction of EUR150 (not indexed) is available for the purchase of new diesel vehicles equipped with a particle filter and with CO2 emissions not higher than 130 grams per km and those with particulate matters (soot) of maximum 0.005 g/km. For the calendar year 2009, a reduction of EUR210 (indexed net amount) is available by direct deduction from the purchase invoice.



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