DoE reviews burdens on industry of air pollution rules

A review of the economic impacts of the local authority air pollution control system on industry has been commissioned by the Department of the Environment (DoE) and may lead to changes in controls on specific sectors, the National Society of Clean Air's annual conference was told in October. The DoE has also promised two consultation papers on local air quality management later this year.

The official perspective of the successes and problems of the local authority air pollution control system since it came into force in April 1991 under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 was outlined at the NSCA conference by Richard Mills, head of the DoE's Air Quality Division.

The DoE recently completed a detailed review of the operation of the controls among 25 local authorities (ENDS Report 222, pp 4-5

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