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The Air Quality Limit Values (Scotland) Regulations 2003

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PART IIIOZONE: MINIMUM NUMBER: OF SAMPLING POINTS FOR FIXED CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENT TO ASSESS AIR QUALITY IN VIEW OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE TARGET VALUES, LONG-TERM OBJECTIVES AND INFORMATION AND ALERT THRESHOLDS WHERE CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENT IS THE SOLE SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Population (× 1,000)Agglomerations (urban and suburban) (a)Other zones (suburban and rural (b)Rural background
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At least 1 station in suburban areas, where the highest exposure of the population is likely to occur. In agglomerations at least 50% of the stations should be located in suburban areas.

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One station per 25,000 km2 for complex terrain is recommended.

0–25011 station/50,000 km2 as an average density over all zones
251–50012
501–1,00022
1,001–1,50033
1,501–2,00034
2,001–2,75045
2,751–3,75056
> 3,7501 additional station per 2 million inhabitants1 additional station per 2 million inhabitants

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