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The Air Quality Standards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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16.—(1) The Department shall operate background sampling points to provide the indicative measurements of—

(a)concentrations of—

(i)arsenic, cadmium, nickel and benzo(a)pyrene;

(ii)the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in paragraph (1) of regulation 15; and

(iii)total gaseous mercury.

(b)total depositions of—

(i)arsenic, cadmium, nickel and benzo(a)pyrene within the PM10 fraction;

(ii)the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in paragraph (1) of regulation 15; and

(iii)mercury.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1) the Department shall ensure that—

(a)at least one sampling point is installed for every 100,000km2; and

(b)each sampling point is located in accordance with Annex III to Council Directive 2004/107/EC.

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