Control of Industrial Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions

Turkey is a candidate Member State of the EU and therefore intends to implement European environmental legislation. This EU twinning project was led by Germany with support from a Dutch consortium of experts from RIVM and InfoMil.

Project Objective

The overall objective of the project was the control of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions to improve environmental quality in Turkey, to reduce or prevent the potential risks to human health and to prevent ground level ozone pollution.

In this project, administrative and legal conditions and structures to harmonise and implement the three EU Volatile Organic Compound Directives (Storage-94/63/EC, Solvents-99/13/EC, Paints-2004/42/EC) were developed.

In Turkey the Air Quality Framework and its daughter EU Directives are fully transposed with the By-Law of Air Quality Management and Assessment which came into force on 6 June 2008. For the effective implementation of the Air Quality Framework Directive in Turkey, three VOC Directives had to be rapidly transposed. In particular to comply with ozone limit values in the By-Law of Air Quality Management and Assessment, decreasing Volatile Organic Compound Emissions are essential. Transposition of these three directives will help control and decrease VOC emissions and effect the implementation period of the Air Quality Framework Directive.

Project Duration

The project duration was 24 months from July 2011 untill July 2013.

More Information

For further information please contact InfoMil.

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