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Scottish Air Quality Revisions

25 May 2016

What is the new legislation:
Air Quality (Scotland) Amendment Regulations SSI 2016/162
What is the amended legislation
Air Quality (Scotland) Regulations SSI 2000/97
Who does this affect: Scotland
When does this change take place: 1st April 2016
They amend the Air Quality (Scotland) Regulations SSI 2000/97 by:

  • introducing a definition of PM2.5

  • setting an air quality objective for the substance PM2.5

  • prescribing the relevant period by which local authorities in Scotland are to review the air quality within their areas.

The full text of the Regulations may be found here.
Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk