Environment Agency accepts air quality duties from DEFRA

Supervision of air quality monitoring contractors shifted from DEFRA to the Environment Agency on 1 April. Noise monitoring and mapping may follow

The EA has taken on the management of air quality monitoring UK-wide. Photograph: John Evans CC BY-SA 2.0The Environment Agency (EA) has taken over responsibility for managing the UK’s air quality monitoring networks from DEFRA.

The transfer took place on 1 April, although discussions have been going on since last summer. Formal agreement was reached in March.

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