Reporting on ambient air quality assessment in the EU Member States and other EEA member countries, 2011 ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2013/14

07 Jan 2014

Iulian Petchesi

with List of zones in relation to air quality standards (Annex IV)

In 2011, the percentage of zones in all reporting countries exceeding the LV or TV set for the protection of human health was highest for the daily LV of PM10 and for the health-related TV of O3. The percentages were 42% and 33%, respectively. For the NO2 annual LV this percentage was 33%. Compared to 2010 the fraction of zones in exceedance of PM10 LV is this year higher.
Looking at the population, the highest fraction potentially exposed to levels above the LV or TV is found for the daily LV of PM10 (49%), next the annual LV of NO2 (48%), followed by the O3 TV (31%).

The number of PM2.5 monitoring stations had still increased in 2011; nearly all stations also reported data under the Exchange of Information Decision. The designation of stations used for the calculation of the Averaged Exposure Indicator (AEI) has been completed in nearly all Member States. 24 Member States reported on the AEI (period 2009-2011); six MS reported an AEI above 20 µg/m3, the legally binding value for 2015.

Prepared by: Benno Jimmink, Frank de Leeuw (RIVM); Jana Ostatnická, Markéta Schreiberová (CHMI).

Published by: ETC/ACM, November 2013, 54 pp.