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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) is up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 06 April 2020. There are changes that may be brought into force at a future date. Help about Changes to Legislation

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS

    1. Article 1.Subject matter

    2. Article 2.Definitions

  3. CHAPTER II COMMON PROVISIONS ON THE PROCESS FOR TRANSMITTING INFORMATION AND ON QUALITY CONTROL

    1. Article 3.Ambient air quality portal and data repository

    2. Article 4.Encoding of information

    3. Article 5.Procedure for making information available

  4. CHAPTER III MAKING AVAILABLE MEMBER STATES’ INFORMATION ON AMBIENT AIR QUALITY

    1. Article 6.Zones and agglomerations

    2. Article 7.Assessment regime

    3. Article 8.Methods for the demonstration and subtraction of exceedances attributable to natural sources or to winter-sanding or -salting

    4. Article 9.Assessment methods

    5. Article 10.Primary validated assessment data and primary up-to-date assessment data

    6. Article 11.Aggregated validated assessment data

    7. Article 12.Attainment of environmental objectives

    8. Article 13.Air quality plans

    9. Article 14.Measures to comply with the target values of Directive 2004/107/EC

  5. CHAPTER IV TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

    1. Article 15.Repeal

    2. Article 16.Applicability

    3. Article 17.Addressees

    1. ANNEX I

      1. (A) Data requirements

        1. (1) Reporting of time

        2. (2) Number of digits and rounding

        3. (3) Equivalence

        4. (4) Standardisation

        5. (5) Provisions for PM2,5

          1. Limit values plus margin of tolerance

          2. Calculation of the Average Exposure Indicator (AEI) in accordance with...

      2. (B) Environmental objectives and reporting metrics

      3. (C) Pollutants with monitoring requirements

    2. ANNEX II

      1. (A) Common Data types

        1. (1) Data type ‘Contact Details’

          1. 1. Name of responsible authority, institution or body

          2. 2. Name of responsible person

          3. 3. Web address

          4. 4. Address

          5. 5. Telephone number

          6. 6. E-mail

        2. (2) Data type ‘Exceedance Situation’

          1. 1. Exceedance Situation ID

          2. 2. Exceeded environmental objective

          3. 3. Area of the exceedance situation (data type ‘Spatial Extent’)

          4. 4. Classification of the area

          5. 5. Administrative units

          6. 6. Estimate of the surface area where the level was above...

          7. 7. Estimate of the length of road where the level was...

          8. 8. Monitoring stations in exceedance area (link to D)

          9. 9. Modelled exceedance (link to D)

          10. 10. Estimate of the total resident population in the exceedance area...

          11. 11. Estimate of the ecosystem/vegetation area exposed above the environmental objective...

          12. 12. Reference year

        3. (3) Data type ‘Environmental Objective’

          1. 1. Objective type

          2. 2. Averaging period of assessment

          3. 3. Protection target

        4. (4) Data type ‘Spatial Extent’

          1. 1. GIS information provided as coordinates

        5. (5) Data type ‘Spatial Observation’

          1. 1. Spatial assessment data

        6. (6) Data type ‘Publication’

          1. 1. Publication

          2. 2. Title

          3. 3. Author(s)

          4. 4. Publication date

          5. 5. Publisher

          6. 6. Web link

        7. (7) Data type ‘Documentation of Change’

          1. 1. Change

          2. 2. Description of change

      2. (B) Information on zones and agglomerations (Article 6)

        1. (1) Provider (data type ‘Contact Details’)

        2. (2) Change documentation (data type ‘Documentation of Change’)

        3. (3) Zone code

        4. (4) Zone name

        5. (5) Zone type

        6. (6) Zone delimitation (data type ‘Spatial Extent’)

        7. (7) Zone history: application start and end date

        8. (8) Predecessors (link to B)

        9. (9) Resident population

        10. (10) Resident population reference year

        11. (11) Code of designated pollutant

        12. (12) Protection Target

        13. (13) Exemption or postponement according to Article 22 of Directive 2008/50/EC...

      3. (C) Information on the assessment regime (Article 7)

        1. (1) Provider (data type ‘Contact Details’)

        2. (2) Change documentation (data type ‘Documentation of Change’)

        3. (3) Information on zone (link to B)

        4. (4) Pollutant

        5. (5) Environmental objective (data type ‘Environmental Objective’)

        6. (6) Attainment of assessment threshold

        7. (7) Assessment threshold classification year

        8. (8) Documentation of the classification (web link)

        9. (9) Assessment type

        10. (10) Assessment type: Description

        11. (11) Individual assessment metadata, including station ID, location information (link to...

        12. (12) Authority responsible for the assessment of air quality (data type...

        13. (13) Authority responsible for the approval of measurement systems (data type...

        14. (14) Authority responsible for ensuring the accuracy of measurements (data type...

        15. (15) Authority responsible for the analysis of assessment method (data type...

        16. (16) Authority responsible for the coordination of nation-wide quality assurance (data...

        17. (17) Authority responsible for the cooperation with other Member States and...

      4. (D) Information on the assessment methods (Articles 8 and 9)

        1. (i) General: information for all assessment methods

          1. (1) Provider (data type ‘Contact Details’)

          2. (2) Change documentation (data type ‘Documentation of change’)

          3. (3) Assessment Type

          4. (4) Information on zone (Link to B)

          5. (5) Pollutant

        2. (ii) Fixed measurement Information

          1. (1) Measurement configuration ID

          2. (2) European station ID

          3. (3) Network ID

          4. (4) National station code

          5. (5) Name of the monitoring station

          6. (6) Name of the municipality

          7. (7) Measurement start and end date

          8. (8) Measurement type

          9. (9) Measurement/sampling/analytical method

          10. (10) Measurement/sampling equipment (where available)

          11. (11) Detection limit (where available)

          12. (12) Demonstration of equivalence

          13. (13) Demonstration of equivalence: Documentation (web link)

          14. (14) Sampling time

          15. (15) Sampling interval

          16. (16) Spatial Extent of representative area (data type ‘Spatial Extent’) (where...

          17. (17) Evaluation of representativeness (where available)

          18. (18) Documentation of representativeness (web link) (where available)

          19. (19) Sampling point location: height of air inlet above ground

          20. (20) Sampling point location: horizontal distance of air inlet from the...

          21. (21) Sampling point location: Distance of air inlet from nearest lane...

          22. (22) Classification of station in relation to predominant emission sources relevant...

          23. (23) Main sources (traffic, domestic heating, industrial sources or source area...

          24. (24) Distance from predominant industrial source or source area (for industrial...

          25. (25) Station time references: start and end date

          26. (26) Geographical coordinates: longitude, latitude and altitude of monitoring station

          27. (27) Documentation of station information including maps and photographs (web link)...

          28. (28) Classification of the area

          29. (29) Distance to major junction (for traffic stations)

          30. (30) Assessed traffic volume (for traffic stations)

          31. (31) Heavy-duty fraction of traffic (for traffic stations, where available)

          32. (32) Traffic speed (for traffic stations, where available)

          33. (33) Street canyon — width of street (for traffic stations, where...

          34. (34) Street canyon — mean height of building facades (for traffic...

          35. (35) Network name

          36. (36) Network: start and end date of operation

          37. (37) Body responsible for network management (data type ‘Contact Details’)

          38. (38) Assessment method for winter sanding and salting (where Article 21...

          39. (39) Assessment method for natural contribution (where Article 20 of Directive...

          40. (40) Data quality objectives: time coverage

          41. (41) Data quality objectives: data capture

          42. (42) Data quality objectives: uncertainty estimation

          43. (43) Data quality objectives: documentation of traceability and uncertainty estimation

          44. (44) Data quality objectives: documentation of QA/QC (Web Link)

        3. (iii) Indicative Measurement Information

          1. (1) Indicative measurement ID

          2. (2) Description of measurement method

          3. (3) Measurement type

          4. (4) Measurement method

          5. (5) Measurement/sampling equipment (where available)

          6. (6) Detection limit (where available)

          7. (7) Sampling time

          8. (8) Sampling interval

          9. (9) Geographical coordinates: geographical longitude, latitude and altitude

          10. (10) Assessment method for winter sanding and salting (where Article 21...

          11. (11) Assessment method for natural contribution (where Article 20 of Directive...

          12. (12) Data quality objectives: time coverage

          13. (13) Data quality objectives: data capture

          14. (14) Data quality objectives: uncertainty estimation

          15. (15) Data quality objectives: documentation of traceability and uncertainty estimation

          16. (16) Data quality objectives: documentation of QA/QC (Web Link)

        4. (iv) Modelling Information

          1. (1) Modelling ID

          2. (2) Environmental objective type (data type ‘Environmental Objective’)

          3. (3) Modelling method: name

          4. (4) Modelling method: description

          5. (5) Modelling method: documentation (web link)

          6. (6) Modelling method: validation by measurement

          7. (7) Modelling method: validation by measurement at sites not reported under...

          8. (8) Modelling period

          9. (9) Area for modelling (data type ‘Spatial Extent’)

          10. (10) Spatial resolution

          11. (11) Assessment method for winter sanding and salting (where Article 21...

          12. (12) Assessment method for natural contribution (where Article 20 of Directive...

          13. (13) Data quality objectives: uncertainty estimation

          14. (14) Data quality objectives: documentation of QA/QC (Web Link)

        5. (v) Objective Estimation Information

          1. (1) Objective estimation ID

          2. (2) Description

          3. (3) Area for objective estimation (data type ‘Spatial Extent’)

          4. (4) Data quality objective: uncertainty estimation

          5. (5) Data quality objectives: documentation of traceability and uncertainty estimation

          6. (6) Data quality objectives: documentation of QA/QC (Web Link)

      5. (E) Information on primary validated assessment data and primary up-to-date assessment...

        1. (1) Provider (data type ‘Contact Details’)

        2. (2) Documentation of change (data type ‘Documentation of Change’)

        3. (3) Version number

        4. (4) Pollutant

        5. (5) Unit of pollutant

        6. (6) Assessment Type

        7. (7) Assessment Method (Link to D)

        8. (8) Start and end date of sampling

        9. (9) Time units and number of units of sampling

        10. (10) Measurement value (including quantity of pollutant concentration levels attributed to...

        11. (11) Modelled value (data type ‘Spatial Observation’) (including quantity of pollutant...

        12. (12) Validity

        13. (13) Verification status

      6. (F) Information on generated aggregated data (Article 11)

        1. (1) Assessment ID

        2. (2) Information on zone (Link to B)

        3. (3) Pollutant

        4. (4) Unit of pollutant

        5. (5) Environmental Objective (data type ‘Environmental Objective’)

        6. (6) Assessment Type

        7. (7) Assessment Method (link to D)

        8. (8) Time reference: start and end date of aggregation period

        9. (9) Aggregated measurement value

        10. (10) Aggregated modelled value (data type ‘Spatial Observation’)

        11. (11) Data quality objective: time coverage

        12. (12) Data quality objective: data capture

        13. (13) Data quality objective: uncertainty estimation

        14. (14) Validity

        15. (15) Verification status

      7. (G) Information on the attainment of environmental objectives (Article 12)

        1. (1) Provider (data type ‘Contact Details’)

        2. (2) Reporting year

        3. (3) Change documentation (data type ‘Documentation of Change’)

        4. (4) Information on zone (link to B)

        5. (5) Exceedance situation (data type ‘Exceedance Situation’)

        6. (6) Pollutant

        7. (7) Assessment information (link to D)

        8. (8) Exceedance of the environmental objective

        9. (9) Exceedance of the environmental objective plus margin of tolerance

        10. (10) Exceedance taking into account natural sources

        11. (11) Exceedance taking into account winter sanding or salting

        12. (12) Exceedance situation after consideration of natural contributions and winter sanding...

        13. (13) Total numbers of exceedances (according to 8 to 11)

      8. (H) Information on air quality plans (Article 13)

        1. (1) Provider (data type ‘Contact Details’)

        2. (2) Change documentation (data type ‘Documentation of Change’)

        3. (3) Air quality plan: code

        4. (4) Air quality plan: name

        5. (5) Air quality plan: reference year of first exceedance

        6. (6) Competent authority (data type ‘Contact Details’)

        7. (7) Air quality plan: status

        8. (8) Air quality plan: pollutants covered

        9. (9) Air quality plan: date of official adoption

        10. (10) Air quality plan: timetable of implementation

        11. (11) Reference to air quality plan (web link)

        12. (12) Reference to implementation (web link)

        13. (13) Relevant publication (data type ‘Publication’)

        14. (14) Code of the relevant exceedance situation(s) (link to G)

      9. (I) Information on source apportionment (Article 13)

        1. (1) Code(s) of exceedance situation (link to G)

        2. (2) Reference year

        3. (3) Regional background: total

        4. (4) Regional background: from within Member State

        5. (5) Regional background: transboundary

        6. (6) Regional background: natural

        7. (7) Urban background increment: total

        8. (8) Urban background increment: traffic

        9. (9) Urban background increment: industry including heat and power production

        10. (10) Urban background increment: agriculture

        11. (11) Urban background increment: commercial and residential

        12. (12) Urban background increment: shipping

        13. (13) Urban background increment: off-road mobile machinery

        14. (14) Urban background increment: natural

        15. (15) Urban background increment: transboundary

        16. (16) Local increment: total

        17. (17) Local increment: traffic

        18. (18) Local increment: industry including heat and power production

        19. (19) Local increment: agriculture

        20. (20) Local increment: commercial and residential

        21. (21) Local increment: shipping

        22. (22) Local increment: off-road mobile machinery

        23. (23) Local increment: natural

        24. (24) Local increment: transboundary

      10. (J) Information on the scenario for the attainment year (Article 13)...

        1. (1) Code of exceedance situation (link to G)

        2. (2) Code of scenario

        3. (3) Code of air quality plan (link to H)

        4. (4) Reference year for which projections are developed

        5. (5) Reference year from which projections are started

        6. (6) Source apportionment (link to I)

        7. (7) Relevant publication (data type ‘Publication’)

        8. (8) Baseline: description of the emission scenario

        9. (9) Baseline: total emissions in the relevant spatial unit

        10. (10) Baseline: included measures (link to K)

        11. (11) Baseline: expected concentration levels in the projection year

        12. (12) Baseline: expected number of exceedances in the projection year

        13. (13) Projection: description of the emission scenario

        14. (14) Projection: total emissions in the relevant spatial unit

        15. (15) Projection: included measures (Link to K)

        16. (16) Projection: expected concentration levels in the projection year

        17. (17) Projection: expected number of exceedances in the projection year

      11. (K) Information on measures (Articles 13 and 14)

        1. (1) Code(s) of exceedance situation (link to G)

        2. (2) Code of air quality plan (link to H)

        3. (3) Code of evaluation scenario (link to J)

        4. (4) Measure: code

        5. (5) Measure: name

        6. (6) Measure: description

        7. (7) Measure: classification

        8. (8) Measure: type

        9. (9) Measure: administrative level

        10. (10) Measure: time scale

        11. (11) Measure: affected source sector

        12. (12) Measure: spatial scale

        13. (13) Estimated implementation costs (where available)

        14. (14) Planned implementation: start and end date

        15. (15) Date when the measure is planned to take full effect...

        16. (16) Other key implementation dates

        17. (17) Indicator for monitoring progress

        18. (18) Reduction in annual emissions due to applied measure

        19. (19) Expected impact in level of concentrations in the projection year...

        20. (20) Expected impact in number of exceedances in the projection year...

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