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Summary and Overview of the Odour Regulations Worldwide

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EOC Environmental Odour Consulting Corp, Oakville, ON L6J 2Y2, Canada
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Ambiente et Odora S.L., 48001 Bilbao, Spain
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Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
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St. Croix Sensory Inc., Stillwater, MN 55082, USA
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Atmospheric Science Global Ltd., Auckland 0600, New Zealand
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WG Environmental Health, Department for Biomedical Sciences, University of Veterinary Medicine, 1210 Vienna, Austria
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Environmental Engineering, LSR, IMT Mines Alès, 30319 Alès, France
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Silsoe Odours Ltd., Silsoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK45 4HP, UK
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Politecnico di Milano, Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta”, 20133 Milano, Italy
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Ecometrika, The Synergy Group, Santiago 1030000, Chile
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VITO, Flemish Institute for Technological Research, 2400 Mol, Belgium
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University of Liege, 8362 Arlon, Belgium
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Directorate of Sectorial and Urban Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Bogota 110311, Colombia
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College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
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North Rhine—WestphaliaOffice for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection (LANUV), 45133 Essen, Germany
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Van Belois Environmental Services, 6812 DM Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi 755-8611, Japan
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Academic Editor: Prashant Kumar
Atmosphere 2021, 12(2), 206; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12020206
Received: 5 December 2020 / Revised: 15 January 2021 / Accepted: 25 January 2021 / Published: 3 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environmental Odour)
When it comes to air pollution complaints, odours are often the most significant contributor. Sources of odour emissions range from natural to anthropogenic. Mitigation of odour can be challenging, multifaceted, site-specific, and is often confounded by its complexity—defined by existing (or non-existing) environmental laws, public ordinances, and socio-economic considerations. The objective of this paper is to review and summarise odour legislation in selected European countries (France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium), North America (the USA and Canada), and South America (Chile and Colombia), as well as Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) and Asia (Japan, China). Many countries have incorporated odour controls into their legislation. However, odour-related assessment criteria tend to be highly variable between countries, individual states, provinces, and even counties and towns. Legislation ranges from (1) no specific mention in environmental legislation that regulates pollutants which are known to have an odour impact to (2) extensive details about odour source testing, odour dispersion modelling, ambient odour monitoring, (3) setback distances, (4) process operations, and (5) odour control technologies and procedures. Agricultural operations are one specific source of odour emissions in rural and suburban areas and a model example of such complexities. Management of agricultural odour emissions is important because of the dense consolidation of animal feeding operations and the advance of housing development into rural areas. Overall, there is a need for continued survey, review, development, and adjustment of odour legislation that considers sustainable development, environmental stewardship, and socio-economic realities, all of which are amenable to a just, site-specific, and sector-specific application. View Full-Text
Keywords: odour legislation; air quality; air pollution; odor; smell; odour units; dispersion modelling; agriculture; environmental regulations; policy odour legislation; air quality; air pollution; odor; smell; odour units; dispersion modelling; agriculture; environmental regulations; policy
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Bokowa, A.; Diaz, C.; Koziel, J.A.; McGinley, M.; Barclay, J.; Schauberger, G.; Guillot, J.-M.; Sneath, R.; Capelli, L.; Zorich, V.; Izquierdo, C.; Bilsen, I.; Romain, A.-C.; del Carmen Cabeza, M.; Liu, D.; Both, R.; Van Belois, H.; Higuchi, T.; Wahe, L. Summary and Overview of the Odour Regulations Worldwide. Atmosphere 2021, 12, 206. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12020206

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Bokowa A, Diaz C, Koziel JA, McGinley M, Barclay J, Schauberger G, Guillot J-M, Sneath R, Capelli L, Zorich V, Izquierdo C, Bilsen I, Romain A-C, del Carmen Cabeza M, Liu D, Both R, Van Belois H, Higuchi T, Wahe L. Summary and Overview of the Odour Regulations Worldwide. Atmosphere. 2021; 12(2):206. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12020206

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Bokowa, Anna; Diaz, Carlos; Koziel, Jacek A.; McGinley, Michael; Barclay, Jennifer; Schauberger, Günther; Guillot, Jean-Michel; Sneath, Robert; Capelli, Laura; Zorich, Vania; Izquierdo, Cyntia; Bilsen, Ilse; Romain, Anne-Claude; del Carmen Cabeza, Maria; Liu, Dezhao; Both, Ralf; Van Belois, Hugo; Higuchi, Takaya; Wahe, Landon. 2021. "Summary and Overview of the Odour Regulations Worldwide" Atmosphere 12, no. 2: 206. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12020206

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