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The Air Quality Standards (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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8.—(1) The Scottish Ministers must assess the level of ozone in ambient air in all zones.

(2) The Scottish Ministers must ensure that fixed measurements are taken in any zone where concentrations of ozone have exceeded the long-term objectives specified in Schedule 4 during any of the five years preceding those measurements.

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (1), measurements must be carried out in accordance with the data quality objectives set out in Sections A and C of Annex I to Directive 2008/50/EC.

(4) Save as provided for in paragraph (5), for the purposes of paragraph (2), measurements must be taken in accordance with the reference measurement method specified in point 8 of Section A of Annex VI to Directive 2008/50/EC.

(5) Alternative methods to that referred to in paragraph (4) may be used provided the conditions set out in Section B of that Annex are complied with.

(6) Where fixed measurements are supplemented by modelling or indicative measurements the Scottish Ministers must take account of the results of those supplementary methods in assessing ambient air quality for the purposes of these Regulations.

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