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The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) Regulations 1987

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Statutory Instruments

1987 No. 625


The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) Regulations 1987


2nd April 1987

Laid before Parliament

10th April 1987

Coming into force

1st May 1987

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 34(1)(1) of the Clean Air Act 1956(2) and now vested in him(3), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) Regulations 1987 and shall come into force on 1st May 1987.

(2) These Regulations shall extend to England and Wales.

Authorised fuel for purposes of the Clean Air Act 1956

2.  The fuel described in the Schedule to these Regulations, having—

(a)the maximum sulphur content,

(b)the minimum and maximum gross calorific values, and

(c)the minimum and maximum contents of moisture, ash, volatile matter and fixed carbon

specified in relation to it in the said Schedule, is hereby declared to be an authorised fuel for the purposes of the Clean Air Act 1956.

Regulation 2


Trade name and manufacturerMaximum sulphur content expressed as a percentage of the total weight of the fuelMinimum and maximum gross calorific value in Kilojoules/KilogrammeMinimum and maximum contents of moisture, ash, volatile matter and fixed carbon expressed as percentages of the total weight of the fuel when analysed as received
MoistureAshVolatile matterFixed Carbon
Calco Cosycoke manufactured by the Cooperative Wholesale Society Limited2.029,10031,4006.

Nicholas Ridley

Secretary of State for the Environment

2nd April 1987

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

Section 11 of the Clean Air Act 1956 makes the occupier of a building within a smoke control area guilty of an offence if smoke is emitted from the chimney of that building, unless it can be proved that the emission of smoke was caused solely by the use of an authorised fuel. These Regulations, which apply to England and Wales, declare Calco Cosycoke to be an authorised fuel.


See the definitions of “authorised fuel” and “the Minister”.


S.I. 1970/1681.

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