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 Standards Regulations 2010 is a UK legislation aimed at reducing harmful air pollutants and protecting public health and the environment. The regulation sets legally binding limits for various pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter, and sulfur dioxide, in ambient air. It also requires local authorities to monitor and report on air quality, develop action plans to address areas of concern, and take measures to improve air quality where necessary. The purpose of the regulation is to ensure that the air we breathe is clean and safe for all.
The Air Quality Standards Regulations 2010 require local authorities in the UK to monitor and report on air quality in their areas. The monitoring must be conducted in accordance with standard methods, and the results must be made publicly available. The regulations set out specific requirements for the measurement and reporting of various pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter, and sulfur dioxide.
In addition, local authorities are required to develop and implement action plans to address areas of poor air quality. These plans must be based on the best available evidence and should include measures to reduce emissions from sources such as road traffic, industry, and domestic heating.
The regulations also set out requirements for public consultation and engagement, and for the review and update of air quality plans.
Overall, the evidence requirements of The Air Quality Standards Regulations 2010 are designed to ensure that local authorities have the information they need to take effective action to improve air quality and protect public health.
The Air Quality Standards Regulations 2010 do not provide any general exemptions from the requirements to monitor and report on air quality or to develop and implement action plans to address areas of poor air quality. However, there are some specific exemptions in certain circumstances, which are outlined below:
It is important to note that these exemptions are limited and subject to specific conditions. In general, the regulations require that every effort be made to reduce air pollution and protect public health, regardless of the presence of exemptions.
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Including our quarterly legal compliance updates that are a great resource for evidence for your ISO audits.