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91 Interpretation of Part IV.E+W+S

(1)In this Part—

  • action plan” shall be construed in accordance with section 84(2)(b) above;

  • air quality objectives” means objectives prescribed by virtue of section 87(2)(b) above;

  • air quality review” means a review under section 82 or 85 above;

  • air quality standards” means standards prescribed by virtue of section 87(2)(a) above;

  • the appropriate new Agency” means—

    (a)

    in relation to England and Wales, the Agency;

    (b)

    in relation to Scotland, SEPA;

  • designated area” has the meaning given by section 83(1) above;

  • local authority”, in relation to England and Wales, means—

    (a)

    any unitary authority,

    (b)

    any district council, so far as it is not a unitary authority,

    (c)

    the Common Council of the City of London and, as respects the Temples, the Sub-Treasurer of the Inner Temple and the Under-Treasurer of the Middle Temple respectively,

    and, in relation to Scotland, means a council for an area constituted under section 2 of the M1Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994;

  • new Agency” means the Agency or SEPA;

  • prescribed” means prescribed, or of a description prescribed, by or under regulations;

  • regulations” means regulations made by the Secretary of State;

  • the relevant period”, in the case of any provision of this Part, means such period as may be prescribed for the purposes of that provision;

  • the strategy” has the meaning given by section 80(1) above;

  • unitary authority” means—

    (a)

    the council of a county, so far as it is the council of an area for which there are no district councils;

    (b)

    the council of any district comprised in an area for which there is no county council;

    (c)

    the council of a London borough;

    (d)

    the council of a county borough in Wales.

(2)Any reference in this Part to it appearing that any air quality standards or objectives are not likely within the relevant period to be achieved includes a reference to it appearing that those standards or objectives are likely within that period not to be achieved.

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