Factsheet: Decree on air quality

Decree on air quality

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
The Government Decree on air quality (38/2011)
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Valtioneuvoston asetus ilmanlaadusta 38/2011
Description: 
Finnish air quality objectives include binding limit values and non-binding national guideline values. The mandatory air quality limit values correspond to those of the European Union's Air Quality Framework Directive (96/62/EC, EUR-lex) and the three daughter directives: (1999/30/EC, EUR-lex), (2000/69/EC, EUR-lex) and (2002/3/EC). The provisions of these directives have been transposed into the national legislation by the Environmental Protection Act (86/2000), the Government Decree on air quality (711/2001, in Finnish) and the Government Decree on ozone in ambient air (783/2003). Air quality in buildings is regulated in accordance with the Health Protection Act (763/1994,) and falls under the supervision of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Government decrees on the reduction of emissions from transport are issued under the Vehicles Act (1090/2002)
Goal/Aim: 
Regulate air quality.
Responsible Authority: 
The Ministry of Environment, Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment in different parts of Finland

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2000
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2011