DoE eases burden of air pollution rules for timber processes

Air pollution control guidance for timber processes and wood combustion installations has been relaxed significantly by the Department of the Environment (DoE).1

The guidance was originally issued just before the local authority air pollution control system established by the Environmental Protection Act 1990 was brought into force on 1 April 1991. Eventually more than 70 guidance notes on specific processes were issued, and the DoE has promised to review these every four years in a rolling programme. One note, on cement storage and handling operations, has already been revised (ENDS Report 222, p 35

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