Legislative instrument details: NEC Directive

Legal name Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2001 on national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants
Short name NEC Directive
CELEX reference 32001L0081
Identification number 2001/81/EC
Issued by European Parliament and Council
URL to issuer http://ec.europa.eu/environment/air/inde...
Parent legislative instrument
Valid from 23/11/2001
Abstract The aim of this Directive is to limit emissions of acidifying and eutrophying pollutants and ozone precursors in order to improve the protection in the Community of the environment and human health against risks of adverse effects from acidification, soil eutrophication and ground-level ozone. In addition the Directive aims at moving towards the long-term objectives of not exceeding critical levels and loads and of effective protection of all people against recognised health risks from air pollution by establishing national emission ceilings, taking the years 2010 and 2020 as benchmarks.

Member States shall each year, report their national emission inventories and their emission projections for 2010 established in accordance with Article 7 to the Commission and the European Environment Agency. They shall report their final emission inventories for the previous year but one and their provisional emission inventories for the previous year. Emission projections shall include information to enable a quantitative understanding of the key socioeconomic assumptions used in their preparation.
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Air
Comments relates to Gothenburg Protocol of CLRTAP