Catalogue description Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Quality Strategy: Registered Files (NLAQP Prefix)

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Reference: MAF 781
Title: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Quality Strategy: Registered Files (NLAQP Prefix)

This series contains records comprising of the Minister requesting clearance for the Air Quality Strategy Review and agreement for further development of the UK line on the next round of EU vehicle emission standards for cars and vans.

Date: 2003-2006
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: NLAQP
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Quality Division, 1999-2009

Physical description: 2 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 2022 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Accruals: Series is accruing
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Local air quality is legislated for under Part 4 of the Environment Act 1995 which introduces Local Air Quality Management (LAQM), guided by The Air Quality Strategy for England, Wales and Northern Ireland published by DEFRA in 2000. LAQM is a statutory obligation for all Local Authorities. It involves a rolling programme of air quality assessment, impacting on decisions made by all internal and external bodies responsible for transport planning, highways, growth agendas, development plans and environmental protection. The Air Quality Strategy provides Local Authorities with air quality objectives and a year by which the objectives should be achieved. With the use of prediction tools and air quality modelling, it is possible to estimate future concentrations of a pollutant at various receptors. If exceedances of any one of the objectives is identified at a receptor point, an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) is declared.

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