Air Quality Standards Regulations 2011

S.I. No. 180 of 2011

Summary: These Regulations transpose the Directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for europe (CAFE) into Irish law. They introduce a limit value to PM2.5 in addition to the existing limit values for PM10, nitrogen dioxide and oxides of nitrogen, sulphur dioxide, lead, ozone, carbon monoxide and benzene.

Published: 2011

ISBN: 978-1-4064-7977-5

Pages: 55

Filesize: 244KB

Format: pdf

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These Regulations implement Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe (this Directive replaces Council Directive 96/62/EC on ambient air quality assessment and management, Council Directive 1999/30 EC relating to limits for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter and lead in ambient air, Council Directive 2000/69/EC relating to limit values for benzene and carbon monoxide in ambient air and Council Directive 2002/3/EC relating to ozone in ambient air.)

The Environmental Protection Agency is the competent authority for the purpose of Directive 2008/50/EC and these Regulations. The Agency is required to send an annual report to the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and to the European Commission.

These Regulations also provide for the dissemination of public information, including information on any exceedances of the target values, the reasons for the exceedances, the area( s ) in which they occurred and appropriate information regarding effects on health and impact on the environment. These Regulations replace S.I. No. 33 of 1999, S.I. No. 271 of 2002 and S.I. No. 53 of 2004 which are revoked.

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