Poland delays petrol station air pollution goal

Economy ministry announces further postponement of limits on VOCs required from 2005

Poland's economy ministry proposed a further postponement on Tuesday to a deadline for petrol stations to meet limits in an EU directive limiting emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The move follows lobbying from independent filling station association Delfin, which said the current deadline of December this year would be too costly. The ministry's proposed new deadline is January 2011, three years later than the existing deadline and even more at odds with a requirement in Poland's accession agreement with the EU to implement the law by 2005 (EED 31/10/01). See Polish ministry press release and Delfin.

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