The European Regulatory Framework

The AirWare software system is designed to assist implementation of European and national environmental regulations, guidelines and Directives.

A summary of the European regulations relevant for Air Quality is available as an
on-line PowerPoint slide show.

The DG XI Guide to the Approximation of EU Environmental Legislation summarizes the EU regulations and Directives relevant for the accession states; this provides a convenient overview of EU environmental regulatory framework; specific sections relevant for air include:

The key Directive for air quality is the so-called Air Quality Framework Directive, the
Directive on Ambient Air Quality Assessment and Management (96/62/EC)
and its so-called Daughter Directives, recently consolidated and amended in

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, OJ L 152, 11.6.2008,
  2008/50/EC, EurLex on-line link

For the latest on-line information, visit the Community web-site

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