The Air Quality (Legislative Functions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Commencement: 15th June 2021
Amends: Regulation (EC) 166/2006 on the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register
Article 8 (Releases from diffuse sources) is amended to allow the European Commission to adopt delegated acts* in accordance with Article 18a, in order to initiate reporting on releases of relevant pollutants, where there is no data on the releases from diffuse sources**.
*Once an EU law is passed, it can be necessary to update it to reflect developments in a particular sector or to ensure that it is implemented properly. Parliament and Council can authorise the Commission to adopt delegated or implementing acts, respectively, in order to do this.
**Diffuse sources are the sources from which pollutants may be released to land, air or water, that have no specific point of discharge (e.g a pipe or chimney).
There is no change to duties for organisations.
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