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The National Emission Ceilings Regulations 2002

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

  • “emission” means the release of a substance from a point or diffuse source into the atmosphere, with the exception of—

    (a)

    emissions from international maritime traffic; and

    (b)

    aircraft emissions beyond the landing and take-off cycle, being a cycle represented by the following time in each operating mode:

    (i)

    4 minutes for approach;

    (ii)

    26 minutes for taxi/ground idle;

    (iii)

    0.7 minutes for take-off; and

    (iv)

    2.2 minutes for climb;

  • “nitrogen oxides” means nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide, expressed as nitrogen dioxide;

  • “relevant pollutant” means sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX), volatile organic compounds (VOC) or ammonia (NH3);

  • “volatile organic compound” means all organic compounds (other than methane) arising from human activities which are capable of producing photochemical oxidants by reactions with nitrogen oxides in the presence of sunlight.

(2) For the purposes of these Regulations, references to the “United Kingdom” shall include—

(a)the area adjacent to the United Kingdom up to the seaward limits of territorial waters; and

(b)any area for the time being designated under section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964(1) (designation of areas of continental shelf).

(3) For the purpose of regulations 4(4) and 5(4), “the public” includes any organisation or body representing or having an interest in the environment, health, business or consumers.

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