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Document 02001L0081-20180701

Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2001 on national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants

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DIRECTIVE 2001/81/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 23 October 2001

on national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants

(OJ L 309 27.11.2001, p. 22)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

 M1

COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2006/105/EC of 20 November 2006

  L 363

368

20.12.2006

 M2

REGULATION (EC) No 219/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 11 March 2009

  L 87

109

31.3.2009

►M3

COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2013/17/EU of 13 May 2013

  L 158

193

10.6.2013

►M4

DIRECTIVE (EU) 2016/2284 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL Text with EEA relevance of 14 December 2016

  L 344

1

17.12.2016


Amended by:

 A1

ACT concerning the conditions of accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic and the adjustments to the Treaties on which the European Union is founded

  L 236

33

23.9.2003




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DIRECTIVE 2001/81/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 23 October 2001

on national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants



Article 1

Objective

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 and to move 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, and by means of successive reviews as set out in Articles 4 and 10.

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Article 4

National emission ceilings

1.  By the year 2010 at the latest, Member States shall limit their annual national emissions of the pollutants sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOC) and ammonia (NH3) to amounts not greater than the emission ceilings laid down in Annex I, taking into account any modifications made by Community measures adopted following the reports referred to in Article 9.

2.  Member States shall ensure that the emission ceilings laid down in Annex I are not exceeded in any year after 2010.

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ANNEX I



NATIONAL EMISSION CEILINGS FOR SO2, NOx, VOC AND NH3, TO BE ATTAINED BY 2010 (1)

Country

SO2

Kilotonnes

NOx

Kilotonnes

VOC

Kilotonnes

NH3

Kilotonnes

Belgium

99

176

139

74

Bulgaria (2)

836

247

175

108

Czech Republic

265

286

220

80

Denmark

55

127

85

69

Germany

520

1 051

995

550

Estonia

100

60

49

29

Ireland

42

65

55

116

Greece

523

344

261

73

Spain

746

847

662

353

France

375

810

1 050

780

Croatia (3)

70

87

90

30

Italy

475

990

1 159

419

Cyprus

39

23

14

9

Latvia

101

61

136

44

Lithuania

145

110

92

84

Luxembourg

4

11

9

7

Hungary

500

198

137

90

Malta

9

8

12

3

Netherlands

50

260

185

128

Austria

39

103

159

66

Poland

1 397

879

800

468

Portugal

160

250

180

90

Romania (2)

918

437

523

210

Slovenia

27

45

40

20

Slovakia

110

130

140

39

Finland

110

170

130

31

Sweden

67

148

241

57

United Kingdom

585

1 167

1 200

297

EU 28

8 367

9 090

8 938

4 324

(1)   These national emission ceilings are designed with the aim of broadly meeting the interim environmental objectives set out in Article 5. Meeting those objectives is expected to result in a reduction of soil eutrophication to such an extent that the area of the Union with depositions of nutrient nitrogen in excess of the critical loads will be reduced by about 30 % compared with the situation in 1990.

(2)   These national emission ceilings are temporary and are without prejudice to the review according to Article 10 of this Directive, which is to be completed in 2008.

(3)   The national emission ceilings for Croatia are to be attained by the date of its accession to the Union.

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