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14Required content of a scheme

(1)A low emission zone scheme must specify—

(a)the zone to which it relates, which must be specified—

(i)by reference to an area on a map, and

(ii)by specifying the roads (or parts of a road) which form part of the zone,

(b)the date on which the scheme comes into effect,

(c)the types of vehicles to which it applies, which must be specified by reference to the vehicles’ construction (and subject to any exemptions specified by the Scottish Ministers in regulations under section 6(4)(b)),

(d)the scheme’s objectives,

(e)the grace periods applicable under section 15.

(2)Where a low emission zone scheme is made by two or more local authorities jointly, the scheme must make provision as to how any monies received from penalty charges in respect of the scheme are to be apportioned between (or among) those authorities.

(3)For the purpose of subsection (1)(a)(ii), a low emission zone scheme may not specify—

(a)a private road, or

(b)a special road,

within the meaning of section 151(1) of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984.

(4)The objectives specified under subsection (1)(d) must include—

(a)an objective of contributing towards meeting the air quality objectives prescribed under section 87(1) of the Environment Act 1995 (regulations about air quality), and,

(b)an objective of contributing towards meeting the emission reduction targets set out in Part 1 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.

(5)A scheme may make different provision for different purposes, types of vehicles, or areas.

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