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Commission Implementing Decision of 12 December 2011 laying down rules for Directives 2004/107/EC and 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the reciprocal exchange of information and reporting on ambient air quality (notified under document C(2011) 9068) (2011/850/EU)

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Commission Implementing Decision of 12 December 2011 laying down rules for Directives 2004/107/EC and 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the reciprocal exchange of information and reporting on ambient air quality (notified under document C(2011) 9068) (2011/850/EU), Division (C) is up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 29 March 2020. There are changes that may be brought into force at a future date. Changes that have been made appear in the content and are referenced with annotations. Help about Changes to Legislation

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(C) Pollutants with monitoring requirements U.K.

The list includes all pollutants with monitoring requirements referred to in Directives 2004/107/EC and 2008/50/EC. A list including further pollutants on which Member States shall have reciprocal data exchange, as available, is kept by the European Environment Agency and is made available at the portal.

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NOx or the sum of NO and NO2 measures at the same spot can be reported. To be reported as μg NO2/m3.

Airbase codePollutant formulaPollutant nameMeasurement unit
Gaseous inorganic pollutants
1SO2Sulphur dioxideμg/m3
8NO2Nitrogen dioxideμg/m3
9NOx aNitrogen oxidesμg/m3
7O3Ozoneμg/m3
10COCarbon monoxidemg/m3
Particulate Matter (PM)
5PM10PM10μg/m3
6001PM2,5PM2,5μg/m3
PM2,5 Speciation
[X11047 SO 4 2- in PM 2,5 Sulphate in PM 2,5 μg/m 3]
1046NO3 - in PM2,5Nitrate in PM2,5μg/m3
1045NH4 + in PM2,5Ammonium in PM2,5μg/m3
1771elem. C in PM2,5Elemental Carbon in PM2,5μg/m3
1772org. C in PM2,5Organic Carbon in PM2,5μg/m3
1629Ca2 + in PM2,5Calcium in PM2,5μg/m3
1659Mg2 + in PM2,5Magnesium in PM2,5μg/m3
1657K + in PM2,5Potassium in PM2,5μg/m3
1668Na + in PM2,5Sodium in PM2,5μg/m3
1631Cl- in PM2,5Chloride in PM2,5μg/m3
Heavy Metals
[X15012 Pb in PM 10 Lead in PM 10 μg/m 3
5014 Cd in PM 10 Cadmium in PM 10 ng/m 3
5018 As in PM 10 Arsenic in PM 10 ng/m 3
5015 Ni in PM 10 Nickel in PM 10 ng/m 3]
Heavy Metals Deposition
[X17012 Pb deposition wet/total Pb deposition μg/m 2 .day
7014 Cd deposition wet/total Cd deposition μg/m 2 .day
7018 As deposition wet/total As deposition μg/m 2 .day
7015 Ni deposition wet/total Ni deposition μg/m 2 .day]
7013Hg depositionwet/total Hg depositionμg/m2.day
Mercury
4013Metallic gaseous Hgelemental gaseous Mercuryng/m3
4813Total gaseous HgTotal gaseous Hgng/m3
653Reactive gaseous Hgreactive gaseous Mercuryng/m3
[X15013 Hg in PM 10 Mercury in PM 10 ng/m 3]
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
5029B(a)PBenzo(a)pyrene in PM10ng/m3
5610Benzo(a)anthraceneBenzo(a)anthracene in PM10ng/m3
5617Benzo(b)fluorantheneBenzo(b)fluoranthene in PM10ng/m3
5759Benzo(j)fluorantheneBenzo(j)fluoranthene in PM10ng/m3
5626Benzo(k)fluorantheneBenzo(k)fluoranthene in PM10ng/m3
5655Indeno(1,2,3,-cd)pyreneIndeno(1,2,3,-cd)pyrene in PM10ng/m3
5763Dibenzo(a,h)anthraceneDibenzo(a,h)anthracene in PM10ng/m3
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Deposition
7029B(a)PBenzo(a)pyrene depositionμg/m2.day
611Benzo(a)anthraceneBenzo(a)anthracene depositionμg/m2.day
618Benzo(b)fluorantheneBenzo(b)fluoranthene depositionμg/m2.day
760Benzo(j)fluorantheneBenzo(j)fluoranthene depositionμg/m2.day
627Benzo(k)fluorantheneBenzo(k)fluoranthene depositionμg/m2.day
656Indeno(1,2,3,-cd)pyreneIndeno(1,2,3,-cd)pyrene depositionμg/m2.day
7419Dibenzo(a,h)anthraceneDibenzo(a,h)anthracene depositionμg/m2.day
[X1Volatile Organic Compounds]
20C6H6Benzeneμg/m3
428C2H6Ethaneμg/m3
430C2H4Ethene (ethylene)μg/m3
432HC≡CHEthyne (acetylene)μg/m3
503H3C-CH2-CH3Propaneμg/m3
505CH2 = CH-CH3Propeneμg/m3
394H3C-CH2-CH2-CH3n-butaneμg/m3
447H3C-CH(CH3)22-methylproprane (i-butane)μg/m3
6005H2C = CH-CH2-CH31-buteneμg/m3
6006H3C-CH = CH-CH3trans-2-buteneμg/m3
6007H3C-CH = CH-CH3cis-2-buteneμg/m3
24CH2 = CH-CH = CH21,3-butadieneμg/m3
486H3C-(CH2)3-CH3n-pentaneμg/m3
[X1450 H 3 C-CH 2 -CH(CH 3 ) 2 2-methylbutane (i-pentane) μg/m 3]
6008H2C = CH-CH2-CH2-CH31-penteneμg/m3
6009H3C-HC = CH-CH2-CH32-penteneμg/m3
451CH2 = CH-C(CH3) = CH22-methyl-1,3-butadiene (isoprene)μg/m3
443C6H14n-hexaneμg/m3
316(CH3)2-CH-CH2-CH2-CH32-methylpentane (i-hexane)μg/m3
441C7H16n-heptaneμg/m3
475C8H18n-octaneμg/m3
449(CH3)3-C-CH2-CH-(CH3)22,2,4-trimethylpentane (i-octane)μg/m3
[X121 C 6 H 5 -CH 3 Toluene μg/m 3
431 C 6 H 5 -C 2 H 5 Ethyl benzene μg/m 3
464 m,p-C 6 H 4 (CH 3 ) 2 m,p-xylene μg/m 3
482 o-C 6 H 4 (CH 3 ) 2 o-xylene μg/m 3]
6011C6H3(CH3)31,2,4-trimethylbenzeneμg/m3
6012C6H3(CH3)31,2,3-trimethylbenzeneμg/m3
6013C6H3(CH3)31,3,5-trimethylbenzeneμg/m3
32THC(NM)total non methane Hydrocarbonsμg/m3
25HCHOMethanal (formaldehyde)μg/m3

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