This webpage deals with different aspects of the implementation of the Air Quality Directives and provides an overview of the relevant documents. Main aspects of implementation can be described through the following elements:
Exceedances of limit values for public health: This link provides up-to-date information on zones and agglomerations in exceedance of mandatory limit values for public health.
The existing legislation is periodically being reviewed, providing opportunities to further develop legislation. Reviews are subject to the Comitology procedure as required in the legislation.
The first Daughter Directive has been reviewed in accordance to Article 10 of the Directive. The Commission prepared a Review Report of Council Directive 1999/30/EC (pdf ~125K) which was adopted in January 2005. The report is accompanied by a Staff Working Document (pdf ~195K) in support of the review of Council Directive 1999/30/EC, providing some more details. The Working Group on Implementation provided a report with Recommendations on the review of Council Directive 1999/30/EC (pdf~353K).