Summary title: Petition No 0884/2016 by Bogdan Ambrożek (Polish), on behalf of the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, and seven other signatories on supplementing Directive 2008/50/EC as regards air quality and preparing a directive on assessing and managing odour levels in the environment
Petition number: 0884/2016
Country: European Union
Name: European Parliament
The petitioner and a group of academics representing the air quality odour laboratory of the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin are calling on the Commission to prepare draft legislation to regulate the presence of odours in the environment. In this connection, the petitioner calls on the European Parliament to ask the Commission to present such draft legislation.The petitioner points out that the levels of odorous substances can be measured (e.g. pursuant to technical standard EN 13725:2003) and stresses the impact that odours can have on the wellbeing of local communities, as well as the need to include odorous substances among the pollutants regulated by Directive 2008/50/EC (the CAFE Directive). Requirements concerning the level of odour nuisance would have an impact on the locations of new installations emitting odours in the vicinity of residential buildings or would require installations deodorising emitted gases to be efficient.