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As part of our commitment to continually improve our service and to help our clients meet their legal obligations, we continue to update the Legal Registers on our website and provide free quarterly legal compliance updates to anyone who subscribes. The purpose of these updates is to ensure you stay up to date with any changes in your legal compliance obligations, our updates can also be kept and can be used as evidence that your business is staying up to date with any changes in the legislation, this can be very helpful at audit time.
The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 aim to reduce harmful emissions from domestic burning of solid fuels such as wood and coal in England. The regulations set limits on the maximum sulfur and smoke emissions permitted from these fuels, with the goal of improving air quality and reducing public health risks associated with air pollution. The regulations apply to households, businesses, and other premises that burn solid fuels for heating or cooking purposes.
The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 require that evidence be provided to demonstrate compliance with the sulfur and smoke emission limits set by the regulations. This evidence may include product testing results, technical data sheets, and manufacturer or supplier statements. The evidence must be retained by the person responsible for selling, distributing or supplying the solid fuels, and made available upon request to the local authority or enforcement officers. Additionally, retailers are required to provide customers with clear and accurate information about the sulfur and smoke emission levels of the solid fuels they sell, to help ensure that households and other users are using compliant fuels.
The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 include a few exemptions. These exemptions apply to specific situations or types of fuel, and include:
It is important to note that these exemptions are subject to specific conditions and limitations, and should be carefully reviewed to ensure compliance with the regulations.
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Including our quarterly legal compliance updates that are a great resource for evidence for your ISO audits.