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The Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

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Amendment of the Air Quality Standards (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2010

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8.—(1) The Air Quality Standards (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2010 are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 25—

(a)after paragraph (5), insert—

(5A) The air quality plan must assess the need to apply lower emission limit values for individual medium combustion plants than those set out in Directive 2015/2193/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25th November 2015 on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from medium combustion plants(1) (“the Medium Combustion Plant Directive”) provided that, in the opinion of the Department, applying such emission limit values would effectively contribute to a noticeable improvement to air quality.

(5B) In considering whether to impose lower emission limit values, the Department must take into account the results of the information exchange referred to in Article 6(10) of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive.;

(b)after paragraph (7) insert—

(8) In this regulation “emission limit values” and “medium combustion plants” have the meanings given in the Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013(2).

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