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air quality control


Clean air plans

According to Community law, all EU Member States are required to set up clean air and action plans if air quality thresholds are exceeded. In Germany, public authorities at the Laender and municipal level cooperate closely to develop these plans. The plans consist of more or less large bundles of individual measures.Cities and municipalities may apply urban and regional planning measures in their... read more


Air Quality Control in Europe

Industrial installations are only granted a license if model calculations have demonstrated that the emissions of the planned installation will not cause permitted levels of pollutants in ambient air to be exceeded. In Germany, the Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control (Technische Anleitung zur Reinhaltung der Luft, TA Luft) lay down requirements for such model calculations, and similar pr... read more


The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment