Legislative instrument details: Air Quality Directive

Legal name Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe
Short name Air Quality Directive
CELEX reference 32008L0050
Identification number 2008/50/EC
Issued by European Parliament and Council
URL to issuer http://ec.europa.eu/environment/air/qual...
Parent legislative instrument
Related instrument(s) Air Quality Directive IPR
Valid from 11/06/2008
Abstract This new Directive includes the following key elements:

*The merging of most of existing legislation into a single directive (except for the fourth daughter directive) with no change to existing air quality objectives*
*New air quality objectives for PM2.5 (fine particles) including the limit value and exposure related objetives – exposure concentration obligation and exposure reduction target
*The possibility to discount natural sources of pollution when assessing compliance against limit values
*The possibility for time extensions of three years (PM10) or up to five years (NO2, benzene) for complying with limit values, based on conditions and the assessment by the European Commission
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Air
Geographic scope European Union