AQ e-Reporting - background

In 2008, the Air Quality Directive (AQD - 2008/50/EC ) was agreed. A key feature of the new directive was that it combined into one place legislative elements that previously were scattered across a number of separate directives – including the previous Air Quality Framework Directive and several of its ‘daughter’ directives. The AQD was followed in 2011 by a Commission Implementing Decision 2011/850 commonly referred to as the Implementing Provisions on Reporting (IPR). The IPR establishes the new formal requirements regarding the Member States' obligations to report on the assessment and management of ambient air quality as well as the reciprocal exchange of information on air quality.