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The Air Quality Standards Regulations 2010

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 General

    1. 1.Citation, commencement, application and extent

    2. 2.Definitions

    3. 3.Designation of competent authority

    4. 4.Zones and agglomerations

  3. PART 2 Assessment of ambient air quality

    1. CHAPTER 1 Sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter, lead, benzene and carbon monoxide

      1. 5.Assessment thresholds

      2. 6.Assessment criteria

      3. 7.Location and number of sampling points

    2. CHAPTER 2 Ozone

      1. 8.Assessment criteria

      2. 9.Location and number of sampling points

    3. CHAPTER 3 Arsenic, cadmium, nickel, mercury, benzo(a)pyrene and other polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

      1. 10.Assessment thresholds

      2. 11.Assessment criteria

      3. 12.Data quality objectives

      4. 13.Location and number of sampling points

      5. 14.Monitoring of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

      6. 15.Background monitoring

      7. 16.Reference methods for sampling and analysis

  4. PART 3 Duties of Secretary of State in relation to limit values etc.

    1. 17.Duty in relation to limit values

    2. 18.Duty in relation to target values

    3. 19.Date of application for limit values and target values

    4. 20.Duty in relation to long-term objectives for ozone

    5. 21.Duty in relation to information and alert thresholds

    6. 22.Duty in relation to critical levels for the protection of vegetation

  5. PART 4 National Exposure Reduction for PM2.5

    1. 23.Average exposure indicator

    2. 24.National exposure reduction target

    3. 25.Duty of the Secretary of State to limit exposure to PM2.5

  6. PART 5 Plans

    1. 26.Air quality plans

    2. 27.Short-term action plans

    3. 28.Public participation in drawing up air quality and short-term action plans

  7. PART 6 Public information

    1. 29.Public information

    2. 30.Annual reports

  8. PART 7 General

    1. 31.Power to give directions

    2. 32.Transboundary air pollution

    3. 33.Revocations

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Sampling points for measurement of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter, lead, benzene and carbon monoxide in ambient air

      1. PART 1

        1. General Ambient air quality must be assessed at sampling points located...

      2. PART 2

        1. Macroscale siting of sampling points

      3. PART 3

        1. 1.Microscale siting of sampling points

        2. 2.The following factors may also be taken into account—

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Limit values

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Target values

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Long term objectives for ozone

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Information and alert thresholds

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Critical levels for the protection of vegetation

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      National exposure reduction targets for PM2.5

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Information to be included in air quality plans

      1. 1.Location of excess pollution— (a) region; (b) city (map);

      2. 2.General information— (a) type of zone (city, industrial or rural...

      3. 3.Responsible authorities (names and addresses of persons responsible for the...

      4. 4.Nature and assessment of pollution— (a) concentrations observed over previous...

      5. 5.Origin of pollution— (a) list of the main emission sources...

      6. 6.Analysis of the situation— (a) details of those factors responsible...

      7. 7.Details of those measures or projects for improvements which existed...

      8. 8.Details of those measures or projects adopted with a view...

      9. 9.Details of the measures or projects planned or being researched...

      10. 10.List of the publications, documents and work etc. used to...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Public information in relation to alert and information thresholds for nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and ozone

      1. 1.In cases where either the information threshold or the alert...

      2. 2.In cases where either the information or alert thresholds are...

      3. 3.Information on any incident where information or alert thresholds are...

      4. 4.Forecast for the following afternoon, day and days—

      5. 5.Information on the type of population concerned, possible health effects...

      6. 6.Information provided under this Schedule must also include—

  10. Explanatory Note

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