IAQM Guidance on Assessment of the Impacts of Construction on Air Quality – Feedback

Posted on May 22nd, 2013
IAQM Guidance on Assessment of the Impacts of Construction on Air Quality – Feedback

IAQM guidance on the ‘Assessment of the Impacts of Construction on Air Quality and the Determination of their Significance’ was issued in December 2011. It was always our intention to update the guidance based on Members’ experience of using it. To feed into this process we would like you to participate in a short survey. The survey has just four questions and should only take a few minutes to complete….

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Air quality and planning law

Posted on May 20th, 2013
Air quality and planning law

This technical note seeks to examine the current UK legislative landscape within which the local authority air quality management duties reside. In the UK Local Authorities have a statutory duty for the management of local air quality (Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 – Part III of the Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002). As part of their responsibilities they are required to perform regular reviews and assessments of the…

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Letter to the Secretary of State for the Environment

Posted on May 20th, 2013

In May the IAQM undersigned a letter to the Secretary of State for the Environment welcome the ruling of the Supreme Court of 1st May, recognising that the United Kingdom is in breach of its obligations to comply with the nitrogen dioxide limit values provided for in Article 13 of Directive 2008/50/EC (“the Air Quality Directive”). The letter urged the Government to define a clear vision for how and when…

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Conference proceedings: ASPRS 2013 and AAG 2013

Posted on May 9th, 2013
Conference proceedings: ASPRS 2013 and AAG 2013

Fagbeja Mofoluso A., PhD, winner of the 2012 Ian McCrae Award, reports on the two conferences he attended, supported by the grant. Based on the findings from his doctoral study, Applying Remote Sensing, GIS and Emission Estimation Techniques to Air Quality and Carbon Dioxide Emissions Measurements and Monitoring in the Niger Delta, he submitted two papers for presentation at the ASPRS and the AAG conferences, both of which were accepted for oral…

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UK Government not doing enough to address air pollution

Posted on May 2nd, 2013
UK Government not doing enough to address air pollution

The Supreme Court has declared that the Government is failing in its legal duty to protect people from the harmful effects of air pollution. This landmark decision in ClientEarth’s case is a departure from the judgments of the lower courts and paves the way for the European Commission to take legal action against the UK. Air pollution causes 29,000 early deaths a year in the UK, more than obesity and…

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