Air Quality Legislation

Air Quality Legislation

 

General

·         Chapter 435: Environmental Protection Act of 2001

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Air Quality – Large Combustion Plants

·         Subsidiary Legislation: Chapter 435.55 Large Combustion Plants Regulations

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o   L.N.172 of 2010.

·         L.N. 172 of 2010 Environment Protection Act (Cap. 435) - Large Combustion Plants Regulations, 2010 [Maltese and English texts]

o   Published 23.03.2010

o   Transposing EC Legislation: Directive 2001/80/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2001 on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from large combustion plants

·         L.N. 2 of 2008 Environment Protection Act (Cap. 435) - Limitations of Emissions of Certain Pollutants into the Air from Large Combustion Plants (Amendment) Regulations, 2008 [Maltese and English texts]

o   Published 04.01.2008 amends L.N. 329 of 2002. Repealed by LN 172 of 2010.

·         L.N. 329 of 2002 Environment Protection Act (Act No. XX of 2001) Limitations of Emissions of Certain Pollutants into the Air from Large Combustion Plants Regulations, 2002

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o   Publish 05.11.2002 came into force on 14th January, 2003 by LN 24 of 2003. Amended by L.N. 2 of 2008.Repealed by LN 172 of 2010

·         L.N. 164 of 2002 Environment Protection Act (Act No. XX of 2001) Limitations of Emissions of certain Pollutants into the Air from Large Combustion Plants Regulations, 2002

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o   Published 28.06.2002 came into force on 28th June, 2002 by LN173 of 2002 except requests made under section C. Repealed by L.N.329/2002

 

Air Quality – VOCs from Storage and Distribution of Petrol

·         Subsidiary Legislation: Chapter 435.16 Control of Volatile Organic Compund- VOC Emissions (Storage and Distribution of Petrol from Terminals to Service Stations) Regulations

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o   L.N. 54 of 2009, as amended by Legal Notice 163 of 2009

·         L.N. 54 of 2009 Environment Protection Act (Act No. XX of 2001) Control of Volatile Organic Compund- VOC Emissions (Storage and Distribution of Petrol from Terminals to Service Stations) Regulations, 2009 & repealing LN 214 of 2001

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o   Published and came into force 03.03.2009, amended by L.B. 163 of 2009

o   Transposing 94/63/EC Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions resulting from the Storage of Petrol and its distribution

·         L.N. 214 of 2001 Environment Protection Act (Act No. XX of 2001) Control of Volatile Organic Compund Emissions (Storage and Distribution of Petrol from Terminals to Service Stations) Regulations, 2001

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o   Published 18.09.2001 superseded by L.N. 54 of 2009.

 

Air Quality - Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, Nickel and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

·         Subsidiary Legislation: Chapter 435.78 Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, Nickel and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Ambient Air Regulations

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o   L.N. 292 of 2007, as amended by Legal Notice 426 of 2007.

·         L.N. 292 of 2007 Environment Protection Act (CAP. 435) Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, Nickel and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Ambient Air Regulations, 2007 [Maltese and English texts]

o   Published 12.10.2007

o   Transposing Directive 2004/107/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 2004 relating to arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air

 

Air Quality - VOCs

·         Subsidiary Legislation: Chapter 435.67 Limitation of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (Paints, Varnishes and Vehicle Refinishing Products) Regulations

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o   L.N. 78 of 2006, as amended by Legal Notices 426 of 2007 and 162 of 2008.

·         Subsidiary Legisaltion: Chapter 435.26 Limitation of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds Regulations

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o   L.N. 225 of 2001, as amended by Legal Notices 151 and 426 of 2007.

·         L.N. 151 of 2007 Environment Protection Act (CAP. 345) – The Limitation of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (Amendment) Regulations, 2007 [English and Maltese texts]

o   Published 05.06.2007 amending L.N. 225 of 2001

·         L.N. 225 of 2001 Environment Protection Act (Act No. XX of 2001) Limitation of Emissions Volatile Organic Compunds Regulations, 2001 + Annex

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o   Published 18.09.2001 came into force on 01.03.2002 by LN50 of 2002. Amended by L.N. 151 of 2007

o   Transposing 1999/13 Limitation of Emissions Volatile Organic Compounds due to the use of Organic Solvents in Certain Activities Installations

·         G.N. 641 of 2006 Environment Protection Act (CAP. 435) Permit Applications for Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from Solvents as per L.N. 225 of 2001.

o   Published 21.07.2006

 

Air Quality – Consumer Information re: CO2 Emissions – Marketing of New Passenger Cars

·         Subsidiary Legislation: Chapter 435.50 The availability of Consumer Information on Fuel Economy and Carbon dioxide Emissions in Respect of the Marketing of New Passenger Cars Regulations

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o   L.N. 235 of 2002, as amended by Legal Notices 417 of 2005, 312 of 2006 and 426 of 2007

·         L.N. 312 of 2006 Environment Protection Act (CAP. 435) - The availability of Consumer Information on Fuel Economy and Carbon dioxide Emissions in Respect of the Marketing of New Passenger Cars (Amendment) Regulations, 2006 [Maltese and English texts]

o   Published 07.12.2006 came into force. Amending LN 235 of 2002

·         L.N. 417 of 2005 Environment Protection Act (CAP. 435) The Availability of Consumer Information on Fuel Economy and Carbon dioxide Emissions in Respect of the Marketing of New Passenger Cars (Amendment) Regulations, 2005

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o   Published 30.12.2005 amending L.N. 235 of 2002

·         L.N. 235 of 2002 Environment Protection Act (Act No. XX of 2001) Availability of Consumer Information on Fuel Economy and Carbon dioxide Emissions in respect of the Marketing of New Passenger Car Regulations, 2002

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o   Published 20.08.2002 came into force on 01.05.2004 by LN 189 of 2004. Repealing L.N. 162 of 2002. Amended by L.N. 417 of 2005 and L.N. 312 of 2006.

o   Transposing Commission Directive 2003/73/EC of 24 July 2003 amending Annex III to Directive 1999/94/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on The availability of Consumer Information on Fuel Economy and CO2, Emissions in Marketing of New Passenger Cars

·         L.N. 162 of 2002 Environment Protection Act (Act No. XX of 2001) The Availability of Consumer Information on Fuel Economy and Carbondioxide Emissions in Respect of Marketing of New Passengers Cars, Regulations

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o   Published 28.06.2002 came into force on 20.08 2002. Repealed by L.N. 235 of 2002

o   Transposing 1999/94/EC The availability of Consumer Information on Fuel Economy and CO2, Emissions in Marketing of New Passenger Cars

 

Air Quality – Emissions of Gaseous and Particulate Pollutants from Internal Combustion Engines (NRMM)

·         Subsidiary Legislation: Chapter 435.30 Measures against the Emission of Gaseous and Particulate Pollutants from Internal Combustion Engines (Non-road Mobile Machinery) Regulations

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o   L.N. 229 of 2001, as amended by Legal Notices 77 of 2006 and 426 of 2007

·         L.N. 77 of 2006 Environment Protection Act (Cap. 435) - Measures against the Emission of Gaseous and Particulate Pollutants from Internal Combustion Engines (Non-road Mobile Machinery) (Amendment) Regulations, 2006

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o   Published 28.03.2006 amends L.N. 229 of 2001

o   Transposing Directive 2004/26/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 amending Directive 97/68/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to measures against the emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants from internal combustion engines to be installed in non-road mobile machinery

·         L.N. 229 of 2001 Environment Protection Act (Act No. XX of 2001) Measures Against the Emission of Gaseous and Particulate Pollutants from Internal Combustion Engines (Non-road Mobile Machinery) Regulations, 2001

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o   Published 28.09.2001 came into force on 28.06.2002 by LN173 of 2002 amended by L.N. 77 of 2006

o   Transposing 97/68/ as amended 2002/88 Measures against the Emission of Gaseous and Particulate pollutants from internal combustion engines to be installed in non-road mobile machinery

 

Air Quality – Ambient Air Quality Assessment and Management

·         Subsidiary Legislation: Chapter 435.18 Ambient Air Quality Assessment and Management Regulations

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o   L.N. 216 of 2001, as amended by Legal Notices 235 of 2004 and 426 of 2007.

·         L.N. 235 of 2004 Environment Protection Act, 2001 (Act No. XX of 2001) Ambient Air Quality Assessment and Management (Amendment) Regulations, 2004

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o   Published 30.04.2004 amends LN 216/2001

·         L.N. 216 of 2001 Environment Protection Act (Act No. XX of 2001) Ambient Air Quality Assessment and Management Regulations, 2001

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o   Published 18.09.2001 came into force on 08.10.2002 by LN 288 of 2002. Amended by LN235 of 2004

o   Transposing Council Directive 96/62/EC of 27th September 1996 on Ambient Air Quality Assessment and Management

 

Air Quality – National Emissions Ceilings

·         Subsidiary Legislation: Chapter 435.52 National Emission Ceilings for Certain Atmospheric Pollutants Regulations

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o   L.N. 291 of 2002, as amended by Legal Notices 232 of 2004 and 426 of 2007.

·         L.N. 232 of 2004 Environment Protection Act, 2001 (Act No. XX of 2001) National Emission Ceilings for Certain Atmospheric Pollutants (Amendment) Regulations, 2004

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o   Published 30.04.2004 amends LN 291 of 2002

·         L.N. 291 of 2002 Environment Protection Act (Act No. XX of 2001) National Emission Ceilings for Certain Atmospheric Pollutants Regulations, 2002

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o   Published 08.10.2002 came into force on 14.01.2003 by LN24 of 2003. Amended by LN232 of 2004

o   Transposing Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2001 on national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants

 

Air Quality – Limit Values: Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulphur Dioxide, Oxides of Nitrogen, Particular Matter, Lead

·         Subsidiary Legislation: Chapter 435.25 Limit Values for Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulphur Dioxide and Oxides of Nitrogen, Particulate Matter and Lead in Ambient Air Regulations

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o   L.N. 224 of 2001, as amended by Legal Notices 231 of 2004 and 426 of 2007.

·         L.N. 231 of 2004 Environment Protection Act, 2001 (Act No. XX of 2001) Limit Values for Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulphur Dioxide and Oxides of Nitrogen, Particulate Matter and Lead in Ambient Air (Amendment) Regulations, 2004

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o   Published 30.04.2004 amends LN 224 of 2001

·         L.N. 224 of 2001 Environment Protection Act (Act No. XX of 2001) Limit Values for Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulphur Dioxide and Oxides of Nitrogen, Particulate Matter and Lead in Ambient Air Regulations, 2001 + Annex

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o   Published 18.09.2001 came into force on 28th June, 2002 by LN173 of 2002.Amended by LN231 of 2004

o   Transposing Council Directive 1999/30/EC of 22 April 1999 relating to limit values for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter and lead in ambient air

 

Air Quality - Benzene and Carbon Monoxide Limit Values

·         Subsidiary Legislation: Chapter 435.45 Limit Values for Benzene and Carbon Monoxide in Ambient Air Regulations

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o   L.N. 163 of 2002, as amended by Legal Notice 426 of 2007.

·         L.N. 163 of 2002 Environment Protection Act (Act No. XX of 2001) Limit Values for Benzene and Carbon Monoxide in Ambient Air Regulations, 2002

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o   Published 28.06.2002 came into force on 01.04.2004 by LN 190 of 2004

o   Transposing Directive 2000/69/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 November 2000 relating to limit values for benzene and carbon monoxide in ambient air

 

Air Quality – Ozone

·         Subsidiary Legislation: Chapter 435.27 Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer (Incorporation) Regulations

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o   L.N. 226 of 2001.

·         Subsidiary Legislation: Chapter 435.56 Ozone in Ambient Air Regulations

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o   L.N. 11 of 2003, as amended by Legal Notice 426 of 2007.

·         L.N. 11 of 2003 Environment Protection Act (Act No. XX of 2001) Ozone in Ambient Air Regulations, 2003

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o   Published 10.01.2003 came into force on 14.01.2003 by LN24 of 2003

o   Transposing Directive 2002/3/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 February 2002 relating to ozone in ambient air

·         Subsidiary Legislation: Chapter 435.17 Air Pollution by Ozone Regulations

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o   L.N. 215 of 2001, as amended by Legal Notice 426 of 2007.

·         L.N. 215 of 2001 Environment Protection Act (Act No. XX of 2001) Air Pollution by Ozone Regulations, 2001

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o   Published 18.09.2001 came into force on 28.06.2002 by LN 173 of 2002

o   Transposing Council Directive 92/72/EEC of 21 September 1992 on air pollution by ozone repealed by Directive 2002/3/EC

·         Subsidiary Legislation: Chapter 435.07 Environment Protection (Control of Substances Depleting the Ozone Layer)

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o   L.N. 133 of 1995

·         Subsidiary Legislation: Chapter 435.74 Substances Depleting the Ozone Layer Regulations

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o   L.N. 145 of 2007, as amended by Legal Notice 426 of 2007.

 

Air Quality – Combating Air Pollution from Industrial Plants

·         Subsidiary Legislation: Chapter 435.13 Combating of Air Pollution from Industrial Plants Regulations

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o   L.N. 211 of 2001, as amended by Legal Notice 426 of 2007

·         L.N. 211 of 2001 Environment Protection Act (Act No. XX of 2001) Combating of Air Pollution from Industrial Plants Regulations, 2001

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o   Published 18.09.2001 came into force on 28.06.2002 by LN173 of 2002

o   Transposing Directive 84/360/EC Combating of air pollution from industrial plants

 

Air Quality – Clean Air Act

·         Chapter 200 Clean Air Act – to make provision for abating the pollution of the air

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o   ACT XVIII of 1967 as amended by Legal Notice 148 of 1975; Acts: XI of 1977, XIII of 1983 and VIII of 1990; and Legal Notice 410 of 2007.

·         Subsidiary Legislation - Chapter 200.01 Permitted Periods of Dark Smoke Regulations

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o   L.N. 28 of 1969.

·         Subsidiary Legislation – Chapter 200.02 Permitted Periods of Dark Smoke from Vessels Regulation

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o   L.N. 30 of 1969, as amended by Legal Notice 32 of 1969.

·         Subsidiary Legislation – Chapter 200.03 Procedure of the Clean Air Board Order

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o   L.N. 95 of 1971.