Search Legislation

The Air Quality Standards (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Opening Options

 Help about opening options

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Air Quality Standards (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016 and come into force on 31st December 2016.

Amendment of the Air Quality Standards (Scotland) Regulations 2010

2.  The Air Quality Standards (Scotland) Regulations 2010(1) are amended in accordance with regulations 3 and 4.

Amendment of regulation 2

3.  In regulation 2 (definitions)—

(a)for the definition of “Directive 2004/107/EC”, substitute—

Directive 2004/107/EC” means Directive 2004/107/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air(2);; and

(b)for the definition of “Directive 2008/50/EC”, substitute—

Directive 2008/50/EC” means Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe(3);.

Amendment of schedule 1

4.  Part 3 of schedule 1 is amended as follows—

(a)for paragraph 1(a) and (b) substitute—

(a)the flow around the inlet sampling probe must be unrestricted (in general free in an arc of at least 270°, or 180° for sampling points at the building line) without any obstructions affecting the airflow in the vicinity of the inlet. The inlet sampling probe must normally be some metres away from buildings, balconies, trees and other obstacles and at least 0.5 m from the nearest building in the case of sampling points representing air quality at the building line;

(b)in general, the inlet sampling point must be between 1.5 m (the breathing zone) and 4 m above the ground. Higher siting may also be appropriate if the station is representative of a large area. Any derogations must be fully documented;;

(b)at the end of paragraph 1(e) add “A ‘major junction’ is a junction which interrupts the traffic flow and as a result causes different emissions from the rest of the road.”; and

(c)after paragraph 1 insert—

1A.  Any deviation from the criteria set out in this Part must be fully documented through the procedures described in Section D of Annex III to Directive 2008/50/EC..

R CUNNINGHAM

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

16th November 2016

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Policy Note

Policy Note sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Scottish Statutory Instrument and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Scottish Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified and accompany any Scottish Statutory Instrument or Draft Scottish Statutory Instrument laid before the Scottish Parliament from July 2012 onwards. Prior to this date these type of notes existed as ‘Executive Notes’ and accompanied Scottish Statutory Instruments from July 2005 until July 2012.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources