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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2007 No. 56

CLEAN AIR

The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007

Made

7th February 2007

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

8th February 2007

Coming into force

2nd March 2007

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 20(6) and 63(1) of the Clean Air Act 1993(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 and come into force on 2nd March 2007.

(2) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

Amendments to the Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Scotland) Regulations 2001

2.—(1) Schedule 1 (authorised fuels) to the Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Scotland) Regulations 2001(2) is amended as follows.

(2) After paragraph 6, insert–

6A.  Briteflame briquettes, manufactured by Maxibrite Limited at Mwyndy Industrial Estate, Llantrisant, Mid Glamorgan, which–

(a)comprise 10 to 15 per cent bituminous coal, 10 to 15 per cent petroleum coke, 70 to 80 per cent anthracite duff and starch binder (as to the remaining weight);

(b)were manufactured from those constituents by a process involving roll-pressing and heat treatment at about 260°C;

(c)are unmarked pillow-shaped briquettes;

(d)have an average weight of 140 grammes per briquette; and

(e)have a sulphur content not exceeding 1.9 per cent sulphur on a dry basis..

(3) After paragraph 32, insert–

32A.  ZIP Firelogs, manufactured by Allspan B.V., Macroweg 4, 5804 CL Venray, The Netherlands, which–

(a)comprise slack wax as to approximately 58 to 59 per cent of the total weight and hardwood sawdust as to the remaining weight;

(b)were manufactured from those constituents by a process of heat treatment and extrusion;

(c)are firelogs approximately 265 millimetres in length and 80 millimetres in depth, with grooves along the faces;

(d)have an average weight of 1.3 kilogrammes per firelog; and

(e)have a sulphur content not exceeding 0.1 per cent of the total weight..

SARAH BOYACK

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

7th February 2007

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations, which extend to Scotland only, amend the Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Scotland) Regulations 2001.

They introduce new paragraphs 6A (describing Briteflame briquettes) and 32A (describing an additional type of ZIP Firelogs) to Schedule 1 to those Regulations (regulation 2). Fuels listed in that Schedule are authorised fuels for the purposes of the Clean Air Act 1993.

A regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for these Regulations as they have no impact on the costs of business.

(1)

1993 c. 11. Section 63(1) was amended by the Environment Act 1995 (c. 25), Schedule 22, paragraph 199. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred, insofar as within devolved competence, to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

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