First revision of existing air pollution control guides

A guidance note amending and extending official advice given over the past year or so on the local authority air pollution control regime established by the Environmental Protection Act 1990 has been issued by the Department of the Environment (DoE).1 The issues covered range from how local authorities should deal with late applications for authorisation to the control of dioxin emissions from incinerators.

The new guidance is the first in a series of "upgrading guidance" (UG) notes which will modify or add to advice given either in the 78 process guidance (PG) notes or the five general guidance (GG) notes on the air pollution control system.

Part of the new note explains the recent amendments of the statutory definitions of various processes prescribed for local authority control (ENDS Report 207, p 27

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