Protocol concerning the conditions and arrangements for admission of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union - Annex VI:List referred to in Article 20 of the Protocol: transitional measures, Bulgaria - 10.Environment - A.Air quality


Published: 2005-04-25

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Protocol concerning the conditions and arrangements for admission of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union - Annex VI:List referred to in Article 20 of the Protocol: transitional measures, Bulgaria - 10.Environment - A.Air quality

Official Journal L 157 , 21/06/2005 P. 0118 - 0119


A. AIR QUALITY

1. 31994 L 0063: European Parliament and Council Directive 94/63/EC of 20 December 1994 on the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions resulting from the storage of petrol and its distribution from terminals to service stations (OJ L 365, 31.12.1994, p. 24), as amended by:

- 32003 R 1882: Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29.9.2003 (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).

(a) By way of derogation from Article 3 and Annex I to Directive 94/63/EC, the requirements for existing storage installations at terminals shall not apply in Bulgaria:

- until 31 December 2007 for storage installations at 6 terminals with a throughput loaded greater than 25000 tonnes/year but less than or equal to 50000 tonnes/year;

- until 31 December 2009 for storage installations at 19 terminals with a throughput loaded less than or equal to 25000 tonnes/year.

(b) By way of derogation from Article 4 and Annex II to Directive 94/63/EC, the requirements for loading and unloading of existing mobile containers at terminals shall not apply in Bulgaria:

- until 31 December 2007 to 12 terminals with a throughput greater than 25000 tonnes/year but less than or equal to 150000 tonnes/year;

- until 31 December 2009 to 29 terminals with a throughput less than or equal to 25000 tonnes/year.

(c) By way of derogation from Article 5 of Directive 94/63/EC, the requirements for existing mobile containers at terminals shall not apply in Bulgaria:

- until 31 December 2007 to 50 road tankers;

- until 31 December 2009 to a further 466 road tankers.

(d) By way of derogation from Article 6 and Annex III to Directive 94/63/EC, the requirements for loading into existing storage installations at service stations shall not apply in Bulgaria:

- until 31 December 2007 to 355 service stations with a throughput greater than 500 m3/year but less than or equal to 1000 m3/year;

- until 31 December 2009 to 653 service stations with a throughput less than or equal to 500 m3/year.

2. 31999 L 0032: Council Directive 1999/32/EC of 26 April 1999 relating to a reduction in the sulphur content of certain liquid fuels amending Directive 93/12/EEC (OJ L 121, 11.5.1999, p. 13), as amended by:

- 32003 R 1882: Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29.9.2003 (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).

(a) By way of derogation from Article 3(1) of Directive 1999/32/EC, the requirements for the sulphur content of heavy fuel oils shall not apply in Bulgaria until 31 December 2011 for local use. During this transitional period the sulphur content shall not exceed 3,00 % by mass.

(b) By way of derogation from Article 4(1) of Directive 1999/32/EC, the requirements for the sulphur content of gas oils shall not apply in Bulgaria until 31 December 2009 for local use. During this transitional period the sulphur content shall not exceed 0,20 % by mass.

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