In Romania, the national emission ceilings for sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds and ammonia, set for 2010 and beyond, are set out in Appendix II to the Protocol CLRTAP on reducing acidification, eutrophication and ground-level ozone adopted Gothenburg on December 1, 1999 (the Gothenburg Protocol), ratified by Law 271/2003.


Gothenburg Protocol establishes measures to regulate and control the emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ammonia and volatile organic compounds from stationary sources and mobile sources, and regulates the maximum amount of a substance that can be issued nationwide within a calendar year (emission ceiling), by establishing for each Party or Member State of national emission ceilings for 2010 and beyond.


Gothenburg Protocol provisions are taken at EU level by Directive no. 2001/81 / EC on national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants (the NEC Directive), transposed into national legislation by GD. 1856/2005.


National emission ceilings set for Romania for 2010 and beyond are shown in the table below:

Sulfur dioxide (tons / year) Ozixi nitrogen (tons / year) Ammonia (tons / year)

Volatile organic compounds (tons / year)