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2004/461/EC:Commission Decision of 29 April 2004 laying down a questionnaire to be used for annual reporting on ambient air quality assessment under Council Directives 96/62/EC and 1999/30/EC and under Directives 2000/69/EC and 2002/3/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council [notified under document number C(2004) 1714] (Text with EEA relevance)

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30.4.2004   

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Official Journal of the European Communities

L 156/78


COMMISSION DECISION

of 29 April 2004

laying down a questionnaire to be used for annual reporting on ambient air quality assessment under Council Directives 96/62/EC and 1999/30/EC and under Directives 2000/69/EC and 2002/3/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

(notified under document number C(2004) 1714)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2004/461/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 96/62/EC of 27 September 1996 on ambient air quality assessment and management (1), and in particular Article 12(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Directive 96/62/EC establishes the framework for assessment and management of ambient air quality and provides that detailed arrangements are to be laid down for the reporting of information on air quality.

(2)

Council Directive 1999/30/EC of 22 April 1999 relating to limit values for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter and lead in ambient air (2) lays down limit values to be met on a certain target date.

(3)

Commission Decision 2001/839/EC laying down a questionnaire to be used for annual reporting on ambient air quality assessment under Directives 96/62/EC and 1999/30/EC (3) provided a model on the basis of which Member States were to provide the information on air quality required under those Directives.

(4)

Directive 2000/69/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2000 relating to limit values for benzene and carbon monoxide in ambient air (4) lays down limit values to be met on a certain target date. Directive 2002/3/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 February 2002 relating to ozone in ambient air (5) lays down target values, long-term objectives, information and alert thresholds which create certain obligations. Regular reporting by Member States is an integral element of those Directives, read in conjunction with Directive 96/62/EC and indispensable for checking compliance with those obligations.

(5)

Moreover, a number of items set out in Article 11 of Directive 96/62/EC with regard to the pollutants covered by Directives 1999/30/EC, 2002/69/EC and 2002/3/EC must be reported on an annual basis.

(6)

According to Directive 1999/30/EC, provisions on reporting under Council Directive 80/779/EEC on air quality limit values and guide values for sulphur dioxide and suspended particulates (6),Council Directive 82/884/EEC of 3 December 1982 on a limit value for lead in the air (7) and Council Directive 85/203/EEC of 7 March 1982 on air quality standards for nitrogen dioxide (8) are repealed with effect from 19 July 2001, although the limit values under these Directives remain in force until 2005 for Directives 80/779/EEC and 82/884/EEC, and 2010 for Directive 85/203/EEC and reporting on exceedences of these limit values continues according to Article 9(6) of Directive 1999/30/EC.

(7)

In order to ensure that the required information is supplied in the correct format, Member States should be required to submit it on the basis of a standardised questionnaire.

(8)

The questionnaire laid down by Decision 2001/839/EC should be extended to cover also the annual reporting obligations resulting from Directives 2000/69/EC and 2002/3/EC, while at the same time introducing some amendments related to Directive 1999/30/EC, which are made for clarification and in order to ensure a better assessment of the reports.

(9)

Decision 2001/839/EC should be replaced in the interests of clarity.

(10)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee instituted by Article 12 (2) of Directive 96/62/EC,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Member States shall use the questionnaire set out in the Annex as a basis for forwarding the information to be provided on an annual basis in accordance with Articles 11(1) and 12(1) of Directive 96l62fEC and the following provisions:

Articles 3(1), (3) and (4), 4(1), 5(1), (2), (4) and (5), 6, 7(1), (2) and (3), and 9(6) of Directive 1999/30/EC,

Articles 3(1), 4, and 5(1), (2), (3) and (5) of Directive 2000/69/EC and

Articles 3(1) and (2), 4(1) and (2), 5, 9 (1) and (3), and 10 (1)(a) and (2)(b) of Directive 2002/3/EC.

Article 2

Decision 2001/839/EC is hereby repealed.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 29 April 2004.

For the Commission

Margot WALLSTRÖM

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 296, 21.11.1996, p. 55. Directive as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 163, 29.6.1999, p.41. Directive as amended by Decision 2001/744/EC (OJ L 278, 23.10.2001, p. 35).

(3)  OJ L 319, 4.12.2001, p.45.

(4)  OJ L 313, 13.12.2000, p.12.

(5)  OJ L 67, 9.3.2002, p. 14.

(6)  OJ L 229, 30.8.1980, p.30.

(7)  OJ L378, 31.12.1982, p.15.

(8)  OJ L 87, 27.3.1985, p.1.


ANNEX

Reporting Questionnaire

on

Council Directive 96/62/EC on ambient air quality assessment and management and Council Directive 1999/30/EC relating to limit values for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter and lead in ambient air as well as Directives 2000/69/EC relating to limit values for benzene and carbon monoxide in ambient air and 2002/3/EC relating to ozone in ambient air of the European Parliament and the Council

MEMBER STATE: ...

CONTACT ADDRESS: ...

REFERENCE YEAR: ...

COMPILATION DATE: ...

The following forms distinguish between items that are legally required to report and items that are voluntary to report for the Member State. Voluntary items are printed in italic.

Many of the forms below contain and indefinite number of rows or columns to be filled in. In the form description, the number of empty rows or columns to be filled in is then limited to three and a dashed borderline indicates that the form should be extended as needed.

In addition to the forms, which are to be filled in by the Member State, some tables are also provided. The tables provide information such as fixed codes that are not to be changed by the Member State.

List of forms

Form 1

Contact body and address

Form 2

Delimitation of zones and agglomerations

Form 3

Stations and measuring methods used for assessment under 1999/30/EC and 2000/69/EC

Form 4

Stations used for assessment of ozone, including nitrogen dioxide and nitrogen oxides in relation to ozone

Form 5

Stations and measuring methods used for the assessment of recommended volatile organic compounds

Form 6

Stations and measurement methods used for the assessment of other ozone precursor substances

Form 7

Methods used to sample and measure PM10 and PM2,5 and ozone precursor substances: optional additional codes to be defined by the Member State

Form 8

List of zones and agglomerations where levels exceed or do not exceed limit values or limit values plus margin of tolerance

Form 9

List of zones and agglomerations where levels exceed or do not exceed target values or long term objectives for ozone

Form 10

List of zones and agglomerations where levels exceed or do not exceed upper assessment thresholds or lower assessment thresholds, including information on the application of supplementary assessment methods

Form 11

Individual exceedences of limit values and limit values plus the margin of tolerance

Form 12

Reasons for individual exceedences: optional additional codes to be defined by the Member State

Form 13

Individual exceedences of ozone thresholds

Form 14

Exceedence of ozone target values

Form 15

Annual statistics of ozone

Form 16

Annual average concentrations of ozone precursor substances

Form 17

Monitoring data on 10 minutes mean SO2 levels

Form 18

Monitoring data on 24hr mean PM2,5 levels

Form 19

Tabular results of and methods used for supplementary assessment

Form 20

List of references to supplementary assessment methods referred to in Form 19

Form 21

Exceedence of limit values for SO2 due to natural sources

Form 22

Natural SO2 sources: optional additional codes to be defined by Member State

Form 23

Exceedence of limit values of PM10 due to natural events

Form 24

Exceedence of limit values of PM10 due to winter sanding

Form 25

Consultations on transboundary pollution

Form 26

Exceedences of limit values laid down in Directives 80/779/EEC, 82/884/EEC and 85/203/EEC

Form 27

Reasons for exceedences of limit values laid down in Directives 80/779/EEC, 82/884/EEC and 85/203/EEC: optional additional codes to be defined by the Member State


List of tables

Table 1

Methods used to sample and measure PM10 and PM2,5 and ozone precursor substances: standard codes

Table 2

Reasons for individual exceedences: standard codes

Table 3

Statistical parameters to be used in concentration maps

Table 4

Natural SO2 sources: standard codes

Table 5

Natural events causing limit value exceedences for PM10: standard codes

Form 1 Contact body and address

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Note to Form 1:

The Member State is asked to fill in the contact body, and if possible, the contact person at national level, that the Commission may approach on details regarding this questionnaire if needed.

Form 2 Delimitation of zones and agglomerations (96/62/EC Articles 5 and ll(1b))

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Notes to Form 2:

(1)

The Member State should give not only the zone name, but also a unique zone code.

(2)

The Member State should indicate the pollutant(s) to which the zone applies using the codes: ‘S’ for SO2, ‘N’ for NO2/NOX, ‘P’ for PM10, ‘L’ for lead, ‘B’ for benzene, ‘C’ for carbon monoxide and ‘O’ for ozone, separated by a semicolon, or ‘A’ if the zone applies to all these pollutants. If zones have been separately defined for health, ecosystem and vegetation protection, the Member State should use the following codes: ‘SH’ for SO2 health protection, ‘SE’ for SO2 ecosystem protection, ‘NH’ for NO2 health protection, ‘NV’ for NOX vegetation protection.

(3)

It should be indicated whether the zone is an agglomeration (code: ‘ag’) or not (code: ‘nonag’).

(4)

Optionally, the Member States may add the area and population size of the zone for further processing of the data at European level.

(5)

For further processing, the Member State is requested to fill in the zone borders in a standard format (polygons, using the geographical coordinates according to ISO 6709: geographical longitude and latitude). The Member State is requested to provide separately a map of the zones (as an electronic file or on paper) to facilitate the correct interpretation of the zone data. The Member State must provide at least either the zone borders in Form 2 or a map.

Form 3 Stations and measuring methods used for assessment under 1999/30/EC (Annex IX) and 2000/69/EC (Annex VII)

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Notes to Form 3:

(1)

In Form 3 and other forms in this questionnaire, ‘Eol station code’ refers to the code that is used for the exchange of data under the Exchange of Information Decision 97/101/EC. ‘Local station code’ is the code used within the Member State or region.

(2)

The Member State is requested to identify in the third column the zone(s) applying to ozone in which the station is located. If more than one zone is concerned, the codes should be separated by a semicolon.

(3)

The Member State is requested to use the columns headed by ‘SO2’‘NO2’‘NOX’, ‘Lead’, ‘Benzene’ and ‘CO’ for indicating whether the measurement is used for assessment under Directive 1999/30/EC or 2000/69/EC respectively, ticking with ‘y’ if used and leaving the cell empty if not used. It should be noted that ticking NOX implies that the station is sited at a location where the limit value for vegetation applies. If the station is in the immediate vicinity of specific sources of lead as referred to in Annex IV to Directive 1999/30/EC, the Member State is requested to tick with ‘SS’ instead of ‘y’.

(4)

The Member State should use the columns headed by ‘PM10’ and ‘PM2,5’ for indicating whether the measurement is used for assessment under Directive 1999/30/EC and indicate at the same time which measurement method is used. If the measurement is used for assessment under the Directive, the Member State should fill in the measuring method code (see Note 5); if the measurement is not used for assessment under the Directive, the cell should be left empty. For PM2,5 levels formal assessment under Article 6 of Directive 96/62/EC is not required.

(5)

The measurement method code for PM10 and PM2,5 can be indicated by one of the standard codes provided by this questionnaire (see Table 1) or a code defined by the Member State that refers to a separate list of methods described by the Member State (see Form 7). The description defined by the Member State may also be a reference to a separate document added to the questionnaire. If the measurement method has been changed during the year, the Member State is requested to fill in both method codes: first the method that was used for the longest time in the year, followed by the other one, separated by a semicolon.

(6)

When the measurement method for PM10 or PM2,5 is not the reference method, respectively the provisional reference method, set out in Directive 1999/30/EC, Annex IX, the Member State is requested to fill in the correction factor by which the measured concentrations have been multiplied to obtain the concentrations reported in this questionnaire or to fill in the corresponding correction equation. If a correction equation has been applied, a free format can be used in which the measured concentration should be denoted by ‘CM’ and the reported concentration by ‘CR’, preferably using the format CR = f(CM). If the results of the method have been demonstrated to be equivalent without the application of a correction, the Member State is requested to indicate this by entering the value ‘1’ for the correction factor or equation.

(7)

‘Function of station’ indicates whether the station is sited at a location where (a) the limit values for health, the SO2 limit value for ecosystems and the NOX limit value for vegetation apply (code ‘HEV’), (b) only the limit values for health and the SO2 limit value for ecosystems apply (code ‘HE’), (c) only the limit value for health and the NOX limit value for vegetation apply (code ‘HV’) or (d) only the limit values for health apply (code ‘H’).

Form 4 Stations used for assessment of ozone, including nitrogen dioxide and nitrogen oxides in relation to ozone (2002/3/EC Annex III, IV, VI)

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Notes to Form 4:

(1)

The Member State is requested to identify in the third column the zone in which the station is located.

(2)

The Member State should use the columns headed by ‘O3’, ‘NO2’ and ‘NOX’ for indicating whether the measurement is used for assessment under Directive 2002/3/EC, ticking with ‘y’ if used and leaving the cell empty if not used. The column headed by ‘NO2’ indicates measurement as mentioned in 2002/3/EC, Article 9(1), the column headed by ‘NOx’ indicates measurement as mentioned in 2002/3/EC, Article 9(3).

(3)

‘Type of station’ is defined according to 2002/3/EC, Annex IV. The following codes should be used: ‘U’ for urban, ‘S’ for suburban, ‘R’ for rural and ‘RB’ for rural background.

Form 5 Stations and measurement methods used for the assessment of recommended volatile organic compounds (2002/3/EC Annex VI)

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Notes to Form 5:

(1)

The Member State should indicate in Form 5 for each station and for each substance assessed under 2002/3/EC Article 9(3) the measurement method by one of the standard codes provided by this questionnaire (see Table 1) or a code defined by the Member State (Form 7).

(2)

Whereas reporting obligations of ozone precursor substances must include “appropriate volatile organic compounds”, the list presented in Form 5 is only a recommendation according to Annex VI of Directive 2002/3/EC.

Form 6 Stations and measurement methods used for the assessment of other ozone precursor substances (2002/3/EC Annex VI)

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Note to Form 6:

In the leftmost column of Form 6 the Member State should indicate ozone precursor substances assessed under 2002/3/EC Article 9(3) other than those described in Form 5. The Member State should indicate in Form 6 for each station and each substance the measurement method by one of the standard codes provided by this questionnaire (see Table 1) or a code defined by the Member State (Form 7). Note (2) of Form 5 applies for Form 6 accordingly.

Table 1 Methods used to sample and measure PM10, PM2,5 and ozone precursor substances: standard codes  (1)

Method code

Description

M1

PM10 or PM2.5: Beta-absorption

M2

PM10 or PM2.5: Gravimetry for PM10 and/or PM2.5 - continuous measurement

M2dxxx

PM10 or PM2.5: Gravimetry for PM10 and/or PM2,5 — random measurement; xxx should be the number of measured days. Example: random sampling on 180 days of the year is indicated by M2dl80.

M3

PM10 or PM2.5: Oscillating microbalance for PM10 and/or PM2,5

M4

Lumped sum NMHC: automated, semi-continuous monitoring, NMHC calculated from Total HC minus methane; FID

M5

Lumped sum NMHC: automated semi-continuous monitoring, after chromatographic separation of NMHC from methane; FID

M6

Individual VOC: automated sampling and on line analysis; cryogenic sample pre-concentration, GC/FID (MS) detection

M7

Individual VOC: whole air canister sampling; offline analysis by GC/FID (MS)

M8

Individual VOC: active solid adsorbent sampling; offline analysis by GC/FID (MS) after solvent or thermal desorption

M9

Individual VOC: diffusive solid adsorbent sampling; offline analysis by GC/FID(MS) after solvent or thermal desorption

M10subcode  (2)

Formaldehyde: sampling with DNPH; off line analysis of hydrazones by HPLC with UV detection (360 nm).

M11subcode  (2)

Formaldehyde: sampling with HMP; offline analysis of oxazolidine by GC-NPD

M12suhcode  (2)

Formaldehyde: sampling withy bisulfite and chromotropic acid; off line analysis by spectrometry (580 nm)

Form 7 Methods used to sample and measure PM10, PM2,5 and ozone precursor substances: optional additional codes to be defined by the Member State (1999/30/EC Annex IX and 2002/3/EC Annex VI)

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Form 8 List of zones and agglomerations where levels exceed or do not exceed limit values (LV) or limit values plus margin of tolerance (LV + MOT) (96/62/EC Articles 8,9 and 11,1999/30/EC Annexes I, II, III and IV, 2000/69/EC Annexes I and II)

-   Form 8a List of zones in relation to limit value exceedences for SO2

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-   Form 8b List of zones in relation to limit value exceedences for NO2/NOx

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-   Form 8c List of zones in relation to limit value exceedences for PM10

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-   Form 8d List of zones in relation to limit value exceedences for lead

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-   Form 8e List of zones in relation to limit value exceedences for benzene

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-   Form 8f List of zones in relation to limit value for carbon monoxide

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Notes to Form 8:

(1)

The column headings have the following meaning:

>LV + MOT

:

above the limit value plus the margin of tolerance;

≤LV + MOT; >LV

:

below or equal to the limit value plus the margin of tolerance but above the limit value;

≤LV

:

below or equal to the limit value;

>LV

:

above the limit value;

SS

:

due to specific sources, see Note 7.

Art 3(2)

:

extension period granted, see Note 8.

(2)

‘>LV + MOT’ should be read as ‘>LV’ when the margin of tolerance has decreased to 0 %. In that case the column headed by ‘≤LV + MOT; >LV’ should not be used.

(3)

If the column heading describes the status of the zone, tick with ‘y’.

(4)

If exceedence has been concluded from model calculations solely, tick with ‘m’ instead of ‘y’.

(5)

For thresholds for ecosystems and vegetation, tick only when exceedence occurred in areas where these limit values apply. For zones in which no areas exist where these limit values apply, tick column ‘≤LV’ by ‘n’.

(6)

The winter mean is defined as the period from 1 October of the year preceding the reference year to 31 March of the reference year.

(7)

If the exceedence status indicated in Form 8d is solely due to exceedence in an area in the immediate vicinity of specific sources designated according to Annex IV to Directive 1999/30/EC, the Member State is requested to indicate this by ticking column ‘SS’ by ‘y’.

(8)

In Form 8e, ‘LV’ refers to the limit value specified in Directive 2000/69/EC Annex I. For zones for which the Commission has granted an extension period for benzene according to Article 3(2) to Directive 2000/69/EC, the Member State is requested to indicate this by ticking column ‘Art3(2)’ by ‘y’.

Form 9 List of zones and agglomerations where levels exceed or do not exceed target values or long term objectives for ozone (2002/3/EC, Annex I)

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Notes to Form 9:

The column headings have the following meaning:

>TV

:

above the target value for ozone;

≤TV; >LTO

:

below or equal to the target value but above the long term objective for ozone;

≤LTO

:

below or equal to the long term objective for ozone.

(1)

If the column heading describes the status of the zone, tick with ’y’.

(2)

If exceedence has been concluded from model calculations solely, tick with ‘m’ instead of ’y’.

(3)

The status is to be assessed over 3 years for the health target value and over 5 years for the vegetation target value.

Form 10 List of zones and agglomerations where levels exceed or do not exceed upper assessment thresholds (UAT) or lower assessment thresholds (LAT), including information on the application of supplementary assessment methods (96/62/EC Article 6,1999/30/EC Article 7(3) and Annex V, 2000/69/EC Article 5(3) and Annex III, 2002/3/EC Article 9(1) and Annex VII)

-   Form 10a List of zones in relation to assessment threshold exceedences and supplementary assessment for SO2

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-   Form 10b List of zones in relation to assessment threshold exceedences and supplementary assessment for NO2/NOX

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-   Form 10c List of zones in relation to assessment threshold exceedences and supplementary assessment for PM10

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-   Form 10d List of zones in relation to assessment threshold exceedences and supplementary assessment for lead

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-   Form 10e List of zones in relation to assessment threshold exceedences and supplementary assessment for benzene

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-   Form 10f List of zones in relation to assessment threshold exceedences and supplementary assessment for carbon monoxide

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-   Form 10g List of zones in relation to supplementary assessment for ozone

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Notes to Form 10:

(1)

The column headings have the following meaning:

>UAT

:

above the upper assessment threshold;

≤UAT; >LAT

:

below or equal to upper assessment threshold, but above the lower assessment threshold;

≤LAT

:

below or equal to the lower assessment threshold;

SA

:

supplementary assessment, see Note 6.

(2)

If the column heading describes the status of the zone, tick with ‘y’.

(3)

If exceedence has been concluded from model calculations solely, tick with ‘m’ instead of ‘y’.

(4)

For thresholds for ecosystems, tick only when exceedence occurred in areas where the limit values for ecosystems apply.

(5)

Exceedence of UAT and LAT is judged on the basis of the reference year and the preceding four years in accordance with the specification in Annex V(II) of Directives 1999/30/EC and Annex III(II) of 2000/69/EC respectively, ity

(6)

The Member State is requested to indicate in the column ‘SA’ whether information from fixed measuring stations has been supplemented by information from other sources as referred to in Article 7(3) of Directive 1999/30/EC, Article 5(3) of Directive 2000/69/EC and Article 9(1) of Directive 2002/3/EC.

Form 11 Individual exceedences of limit values and limit values plus margin of tolerance (MOT) (96/62/EC Article 11(1) (a) (i) and (ii), 1999/30/EC Annexes I, II, IV and V and 2000/69/EC Annexes I and II)

-   Form 11a Exceedence of SO2 limit value plus MOT for health (1hr mean)

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-   Form 11b Exceedence of SO2 limit value for health (24hr mean)

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-   Form 11c Exceedence of SO2 limit value for ecosystems (annual mean)

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-   Form 11d Exceedence of SO2 limit value for ecosystems (winter mean)

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-   Form 11e Exceedence of NO2 limit value plus MOT for health (1hr mean)

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-   Form 11f Exceedence of NO2 limit value plus MOT for health (annual mean)

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-   Form 11g Exceedence of NOx limit value for vegetation

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-   Form 11h Exceedence of PM10 limit value plus MOT (stage 1; 24hr mean)

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-   Form 11i Exceedence of PM10 limit value plus MOT (stage 1; annual mean)

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-   Form 11j Exceedence of lead limit value plus MOT

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-   Form 11k Exceedence of benzene limit value plus MOT

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-   Form 11l Exceedence of carbon monoxide limit value plus MOT

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Notes to Form 11:

(1)

Identifying the station by filling in the EoI station code is not mandatory, but highly recommended.

(2)

The phrase ‘limit value plus MOT’ should be read as ‘limit value’ when the margin of tolerance has decreased to 0%.

(3)

‘Month’ and ‘Day of month’ should be indicated by its number (1-12 and 1-31 respectively). ‘Hour’ should be indicated as ‘1’ for the hour between 00:00h and 01:00h etc.

(4)

All exceedences of the limit value plus the margin of tolerance at a station are reported if the total number of exceedences is above the allowed number. If the total number of exceedences at a station is lower than or equal to the allowed number, no exceedences are reported.

(5)

The reason of exceedence can be indicated by one or several standard codes provided by this questionnaire (see Table 2) or a code defined by the Member State that refers to a separate list of reasons described by the Member State (Form 12). If more than one reason is indicated, the codes should be separated by a semicolon. The description given by the Member State could also be a reference to a separate document added to the questionnaire.

(6)

For exceedences in zones for which the Commission has, according to Directive 2000/69/EC Article 3(2), granted a time-limited extension, the Member State is requested to enter ‘y’ in the column headed by ‘Article 3(2)’.

(7)

If no exceedences above the number of allowed exceedences have been observed, the Member State is requested to enter ‘No exceedences’ in the left cell of the first row.

Table 2 Reasons for individual exceedences: standard codes

Reason code

Description

S1

Heavily trafficked urban centre

S2

Proximity to a major road

S3

Local industry including power production

S4

Quarrying or mining activities

S5

Domestic heating

S6

Accidental emission from industrial source

S7

Accidental emission from non-industrial source

S8

Natural source(s) or natural event(s)

S9

Winter sanding of roads

S10

Transport of air pollution originating from sources outside the Member State

S11

Local petrol station

S12

Parking facility

S13

Benzene storage

Form 12 Reasons for individual exceedences: optional additional codes to be defined by the Member State (96/62/EC Article 11(1) (a) (i) and (ii)) and 1999/30/EC Annexes I, II, IV and V, 2000/69/EC Annexes I and II)

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Form 13 Individual exceedences of ozone thresholds (2002/3/EC, Article 10(2b) and Annex III)

-   Form 13a Exceedence of ozone information threshold value

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-   Form 13b Exceedence of ozone alert threshold value

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-   Form 13c Exceedence of ozone long term objective for health protection

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Notes to Form 13:

(1)

For ‘Reason code(s)’ see Note 5 to Form 11.

(2)

13a and 13b: An exceedence period is a continuous period on a single calendar day during which a threshold was continuously exceeded. A period cannot include hours of more than a single calendar day. If more than one exceedence period occurs on a calendar day, each period must be reported separately.

(3)

The requirement to report NO2 measurements is restricted to a minimum of 50% of the O3 sampling point (Article 9(1) of 2003/3/EC)

Form 14 Exceedence of ozone target values (2002/3/EC, Article 10(2b) and Annex III)

-   Form 14a Stations where the ozone target value for human health is exceeded

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-   Form 14b Stations where the ozone target value for vegetation is exceeded

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Notes to Form 14:

(1)

The data should be consistent with the requirements in Directive 2002/3/EC, Annex I(II), Footnotes b and c. If the three or five year averages could not be determined on the basis of a full and consecutive set of annual data, each year taken into account in the calculation should be indicated in the rightmost column, separated by a semicolon from other years.

(2)

Form 14a: All exceedences of the target value at a station are reported if the total number of exceedences is above the allowed number. If the total number of exceedences at a station is lower than or equal to the allowed number, no exceedences are reported.

Form 15 Annual statistics of ozone (2002/3/EC, Article 10(2b) and Annex III)

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Note to Form 15:

The number of valid data for AOT40 refers to the hourly data available in the relevant period (for vegetation protection between 8:00 and 20:00 from May to July, maximum 1104 hours; for forest protection between 8:00 and 20:00 from April-September, maximum 2196 hours).

Form 16 Annual average concentrations of ozone precursor substances (2002/3/EC Article 10(2b) and Annex VI)

-   Form 16a Annual average concentrations of recommended volatile organic compounds

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-   Form 16b Annual average concentrations of other ozone precursor substances

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Notes to Form 16:

(1)

In the first line of Form 16a the Member State should report the EoI station codes and in the following lines the annual average concentration of ozone precursor substances assessed under Directive 2002/3/EC Article 9(3).

(2)

For ozone precursor substances other than those described in Form 16a and assessed under Directive 2002/3/EC Article 9(3), the Member State should fill in Form 16b following the structure of Form 16a, indicating these other substances in the first column.

(3)

Whereas reporting obligations of ozone precursor substances must include “appropriate volatile organic compounds”, the list presented in Form 16a is only a recommendation according to Annex VI of Directive 2002/3/EC.

(4)

Concentrations that have been reported under the Exchange of Information Decision 97/101/EC should not be reported in Form 16.

Form 17 Monitoring data on 10 minutes mean SO2 levels (1999/30/EC Article 3(3))

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Note to Form 17:

Where it is not practicable for a Member State to record data on concentrations of sulphur dioxide averaged over 10 minutes this form does not have to be completed.

Form 18 Monitoring data on 24hr mean PM2,5 levels (1999/30/EC Article 5(2))

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Form 19 Tabular results of and methods used for supplementary assessment (1999/30/EC Article 7(3) and Annex VIII(II), 2000/69/EC Article 5(3) and Annex VI(II) and 2002/3/EC Article 9(1) and Annex VII(II))

-   Form 19a Results of and methods used for supplementary assessment for SO2

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-   Form 19b Results of and methods used for supplementary assessment for NO2/NOX

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-   Form 19c.1 Results of and methods used for supplementary assessment for PM10 (Stage 1)

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-   Form 19c.2 Results of and methods used for supplementary assessment for PM10 (Stage 2)

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-   Form 19d Results of and methods used for supplementary assessment for lead

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-   Form 19e Results of and methods used for supplementary assessment for benzene

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-   Form 19f Results of and methods used for supplementary assessment for carbon monoxide

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-   Form 19g Results of and methods used for supplementary assessment for ozone

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Notes to Form 19:

(1)

‘Method’ is a code defined by the Member State that refers to a separate list of references (Form 20) on publications or reports in which the supplementary method is documented. Form 20 is part of the report to the Commission; the publications or reports referred to are not to be sent to the Commission.

(2)

Form 19 can be complemented by maps showing concentration distributions. It is recommended that the Member State, if possible, compiles maps showing concentration distributions within each zone and agglomeration. It is recommended to provide concentration iso-lines of the parameters in which the air quality thresholds are expressed (see Table 3) using iso-lines at intervals of 10% of the threshold.

(3)

The information should refer to the appropriate averaging period for the long term objectives (1 year), the target value for health (3 years) and the target value for vegetation (5 years).

Table 3 Statistical parameters to be used in concentration maps

Pollutant

Parameters

SO2

99.7 percentile of 1h means; 98.9 percentile of 24h means; annual mean; winter mean

NO2

99.8 percentile of 1h means

NO2/NOX

Annual mean

PM10

90.1 percentile of 24h means (stage 1); 97.8 percentile of 24h means (stage 2)

PM10 and PM2,5

Annual mean

Lead

Annual mean

Benzene

Annual mean

Carbon monoxide

Maximum daily 8-hour mean

Ozone

92.9 percentile of daily 8-hour means averaged over the last 3 years; maximum daily 8-hour mean in reference year; AOT40 (May to July) averaged over the last 5 years

Form 20 List of references to supplementary assessment methods referred to in Form 19 (1999/30/EC Article 7(3) and Annex VIII(II))

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Form 21 Excecdence of limit values of SO2 due to natural sources (1999/30/EC Article 3(4))

-   Form 21a SO2 limit value for health (1hr mean)

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-   Form 21b SO2 limit value for health (24hr mean)

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-   Form 21c SO2 limit value for ecosystems (annual mean)

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-   Form 21d SO2 limit value for ecosystems (winter mean)

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Note to Form 21:

The natural source can be indicated by one or several standard codes provided by this questionnaire (see Table 4) or a code defined by the Member State that refers to a separate list of natural sources described by the Member State (Form 22).

Table 4 Natural SO2 sources: standard codes

Natural source code

Description

A1

Volcanism inside the Member State

A2

Volcanism outside the Member State

B

Coastal wetlands

C1

Natural fires inside the Member State

C2

Natural fires outside the Member State

Form 22 Natural SO2 sources: optional additional codes to be defined by Member State (1999/30/EC Article 3(4))

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Form 23 Exceedence of limit values of PM10 due to natural events (1999/30/EC Article 5(4))

-   Form 23a Contribution of natural events to exceedence of the PM10 limit value (stage 1; 24hr mean)

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-   Form 23b Contribution of natural events to exceedence of the PM10 limit value (stage 1; annual mean)

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Note to Form 23:

The natural event can be indicated by one or several standard codes provided by this questionnaire (see Table 5).

Table 5 Natural events causing limit value exceedences for PM10: standard codes

Natural event code

Description

A1

Volcanic eruption inside the Member State

A2

Volcanic eruption outside the Member State

B1

Seismic activity inside the Member State

B2

Seismic activity outside the Member State

C1

Geothermal activity inside the Member State

C2

Geothermal activity outside the Member State

D1

Wild-land fire inside the Member State

D2

Wild-land fire outside the Member State

E1

High wind event inside the Member State

E2

High wind event outside the Member State

F1

Atmospheric resuspension inside the Member State

F2

Atmospheric resuspension outside the Member State

G1

Transport of natural particles from dry regions inside the Member State

G2

Transport of natural particles from dry regions outside the Member State

Form 24 Exceedence of limit values of PM10 due to winter sanding (1999/30/EC Article 5(5))

-   Form 24a Contribution of winter sanding to exceedence of the PM10 limit value (stage 1; 24hr mean)

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-   Form 24b Contribution of winter sanding to exceedence of the PM10 limit value (stage 1; annual mean)

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Form 25 Consultations on transboundary pollution (96/62/EC Article 8(6))

-   Form 25a General

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-   Form 25b Specification per Member State

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Note to Form 25b:

Tick only if yes, using ‘y’.

Form 26 Exceedences of limit values laid down in Directives 80/779/EEC, 82/884/EEC and 85/203/EEC to be reported under 1999/30/EC Article 9(6))

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Notes to Form 26:

(1)

The numerical value of the limit value exceeded should be indicated in the second column.

(2)

For SO2 and suspended particulates it should be indicated whether the black-smoke or the gravimetric method was used.

(3)

Identifying the station is not mandatory, but highly recommended.

(4)

The reason for exceedence can be indicated by one or several standard codes provided by this questionnaire (see Table 5) or a code defined by the Member State that refers to a separate list of reasons described by the Member State (Form 27). If more than one reason is indicated, the codes should be separated by a semicolon. The description given by the Member State could also be a reference to a separate document added to the questionnaire.

Form 27 Reasons for exceedences of limit values laid down in Directives 80/779/EEC, 82/884/EEC and 85/203/EEC: optional additional codes to be defined by the Member State (1999/30/EC Article 9(6))

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(1)  DNPH: Dinitrophenylhydrazine; FID: Flame Ionisation Detection; GC: Gas Chromatography; HC: hydrocarbons; HMP: Hydroxy-methyl-piperidine; HPLC: High Pressure Liquid Chromatography; MS: Mass Spectrometer; NMHC: Non-methane hydrocarbons; NPD: Nitrogen and Phosphorus Detector; UV: Ultra Violet; VOC: Volatile Organic Compounds.

(2)  For sampling with impinger: use subcode ‘IM’; active sampling on sorbent: subcode ‘AS’; diffusive sampling: subcode ‘DI’ Example: ‘M10AS’.


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