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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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Report on the state of the environment

351The Mayor’s environmental report

(1)The Mayor shall produce and publish a report on the environment in Greater London to be known as a “state of the environment report”.

(2)The report required of the Mayor under subsection (1) shall be published—

(a)in the case of the first state of the environment report, before the end of the period of three years beginning with the day of the first ordinary election, and

(b)in the case of each state of the environment report subsequent to the first, before the end of the period of four years beginning with the day on which the previous state of the environment report was published.

(3)A state of the environment report shall contain information about the following matters in relation to Greater London—

(a)air quality and emissions to air, including in particular emissions from road traffic,

(b)road traffic levels,

(c)water quality and emissions to water,

(d)ground water levels,

(e)energy consumption and the emission of substances which contribute to climate change,

(f)land quality,

(g)biodiversity,

(h)the production, minimisation, recycling and disposal of waste,

(i)noise,

(j)natural resources, and

(k)litter,

and may contain information about any other matters in relation to Greater London which the Mayor considers appropriate.

(4)Before producing a state of the environment report, the Mayor shall consult—

(a)the Environment Agency,

(b)each London borough council,

(c)the Common Council, and

(d)any other person who the Mayor considers it appropriate to consult.

(5)A copy of each state of the environment report shall be kept available for the appropriate period by the Mayor for inspection by any person on request free of charge at the principal offices of the Authority at reasonable hours.

(6)A copy of each state of the environment report, or any part of such a report, shall be supplied to any person on request during the appropriate period for such reasonable fee as the Mayor may determine.

(7)In this section “the appropriate period” in the case of any state of the environment report is the period of six years beginning with the date of publication of that report pursuant to this section.

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