Technical interfaces modelling forum Outcomes from the workshop 2013

Posted on July 16th, 2013
Technical interfaces modelling forum Outcomes from the workshop 2013

It has been felt for some time that conventional traffic models – as currently formulated – are not able to provide the accuracy and precise type of data that AQ models require and can undermine the air quality evidence base. With this in mind, the Transport and Air Quality Modelling Forum was organised for a practitioner-level discussion between Air Quality (AQ) and Transport Modellers (TM) to advance and seek to…

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Presentations from Vehicle Emissions Event

Posted on July 8th, 2013

Presentations from the IAQM event, Vehicle emissions – what’s new for air quality management?, held on 24th June in York are now available to download. Reading LEZ feasibility investigation – Graham Harker The Vehicle Emission Penalty of Traffic Congestion -James Tate Potential Impact of Road Transport Low Emission Strategies – Kevin Turpin PITHEM (Platform of Integrated Tranport, Health And Environmental Modelling) – Paul Goodman Using Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Data…

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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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