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The European Union has adopted in 1996 a new Directive on Ambient Air Assessment and Management, which establishes a more integrated and coherent approach to air quality. This directive constitutes the framework for the development of specific daughter directives for a series of pollutants. The first Daughter Directive for SO(2), NO(2), PM10 and Pb has recently been submitted by the European Commission to the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament, and is expected to be adopted at the beginning of 1999. Further daughter directive proposals for Benzene and CO, as well as the revised 03 directive, are currently being finalized by the Commission and will be presented to the Council and the Parliament at the beginning of this year.

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Authors: DE SAEGER E, EI, JRC-Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Symposium on Standardization in the Field of Air Quality, Varsevia (RU), 24-25th March (1999)
Availability: Available from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
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