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The Air Quality Standards (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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National Exposure Reduction for PM2.5

Duty to limit exposure to PM2.5

23.—(1) The Scottish Ministers must ensure that all necessary measures not entailing disproportionate costs are taken in relation to Scotland with a view to attaining the national exposure reduction target by 2020.

(2) The Scottish Ministers must base assessment of compliance with paragraph (1) on a comparison of the average exposure indicator for 2020 with that for 2010.

(3) The Scottish Ministers must ensure that all appropriate measures are taken in relation to Scotland with a view to ensuring that the average exposure indicator for 2015 does not exceed 20µg/m3.

(4) In this regulation—

(a)“national exposure reduction target” means the target established by the Secretary of State in accordance with regulation 24 of the Air Quality Standards Regulations 2010(1); and

(b)references to an average exposure indicator for a certain year are references to the indicator for that year calculated by the Secretary of State in accordance with regulation 23 of those Regulations.

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