Air Quality Management Section

The Section
  • develops scientific foundations for policymakers and addresses questions relating to the definition of national and international policy on air pollution control;
  • is responsible for studying and assessing air pollution (exposure levels) and for managing the National Air Pollution Monitoring Network (NABEL);
  • assesses the effects of air pollution on human health and the environment;
  • is responsible for follow-up activities under the Federal Council's Air Pollution Control Strategy (LRK) and for dealing with cantonal submissions concerning planning for control measures;
  • participates in working groups under the UN/ECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution to develop Protocols on the reduction of air pollutants within a pan-European framework.

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Personnel

Richard Ballaman
Position:
head of section
Responsibilities: Technical and administrative management
Tel.: +41 58 462 64 96
E-mail: richard.ballaman@bafu.admin.ch

Hugo Amacker
Position: deputy head of section (in jobsharing)
Responsibilities: Air Pollution Control Strategy (LRK); Air pollution studies; Measurement technology
Tel.: +41 58 462 80 82
E-mail: hugo.amacker@bafu.admin.ch

Brigitte Gälli Purghart
Position: deputy head of section (in jobsharing)
Responsibilities: Air Pollution Control Strategy (LRK); Respirable fine particulates (PM10); NOx inputs
Tel.: +41 58 462 47 51
E-mail: brigitte.gaelli@bafu.admin.ch

Lara Lüthi
Compiti:
Effects of air pollution on human health
Tel.: +41 58 461 88 70
E-mail: lara.luethi@bafu.admin.ch

Reto Meier
Responsibilities: Effects of air pollutants on ecosystems; Exposure limit values, critical levels/loads; UN/ECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution: effects/strategies
Tel.:
+41 58 463 07 99
E-mail: reto.meier@bafu.admin.ch

Harald Menzi
Responsibilities: Ammonia abatement measures in the agricultural sector
Tel.: +41 58 467 54 80
E-mail: harald.menzi@bafu.admin.ch

Rudolf Weber
Responsibilities: Measurement and modelling of exposures; National Air Pollution Monitoring Network (NABEL); Management of monitoring centre
Tel.: +41 58 462 25 60
E-mail: rudolf.weber@bafu.admin.ch

Contact
Last modification 06.12.2018

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Contact

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Air Pollution Control and Chemicals Division

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices:
Worblentalstrasse 68, 3063 Ittigen

Tel.: +41 58 462 93 12
+41 58 462 69 70
+41 58 463 16 00
Fax: +41 58 464 01 37

E-mail Air pollution control
E-mail Chemicals

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