Local Authority Guidance Reports

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UK Automatic Network Site Operator's Manual (HTML)
Report Date: 02/07/2012
Categories: Local Authority Guidance, Monitoring Networks

Author: Rachel Yardley & Stewart Eaton


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Investigation of the Effects of Harmonising Diffusion Tube Methodology (PDF 1.68 MB)
Report Date: 05/07/2011
Categories: Local Authority Guidance, Urban Air Quality

Author: Alison Loader, Paul Willis, Jaume Targa


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Technical Guidance: Screening assessment for biomass boilers (PDF 170.48 KB)
Report Date: 26/06/2008
Categories: Local Authority Guidance

Author: John Abbott


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Analysis of Factors Influencing Diffusion Tube Performance (PDF 867.91 KB)
Report Date: 13/06/2008
Categories: Local Authority Guidance, Monitoring Networks, Urban Air Quality

Author: Prof Duncan Laxen, Dr Ben Marner and Sally Donovan


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Diffusion Tubes for Ambient NO2 Monitoring: Practical Guidance (PDF 1.34 MB)
Report Date: 14/02/2008
Categories: Local Authority Guidance, Monitoring Networks, Urban Air Quality

Author: Jaume Targa, Alison Loader, The Defra Working Group on Harmonisation of Diffusion Tubes


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UK Equivalence Programme for Monitoring of Particulate Matter. (PDF 1.85 MB)
Report Date: 05/06/2006
Categories: Local Authority Guidance, Monitoring Networks, Strategic Policy Analysis, Urban Air Quality

Author: David Harrison

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An Evaluation of the Air Quality Strategy (PDF 155.47 KB)
Report Date: 31/12/2004
Categories: Local Authority Guidance, Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Paul Watkiss, Sarah Baggot, Tony Bush, Sam Cross, Justin Goodwin, Mike Holland, Fintan Hurley, Alistair Hunt, Gwyn Jones, Sujith Kollamthodi, Tim Murrells, John Stedman and Keith Vincent

There are 9 additional files with this report.

The above link is for the Executive Summary of this report only. Please see the Additional Documents section below for all the report Chapters and Annexes.

The primary aim of the evaluation of the air quality strategy study was to evaluate selected policies, from the road transport and electricity generator sector, from 1990 onwards.

Some of the main messages from the report are:

  1. Policies in both sectors have led to major emissions reductions
  2. These policies have generated large benefits in reducing the health and environmental impacts
  3. These policies have been cost-effective in achieving the desired emissions reductions.

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Assistance with the review and assessment of PM10 concentrations in relation to the proposed EU Stage 1 Limit Values (HTML)
Report Date: 01/03/1999
Categories: Local Authority Guidance

Author: Stephen Moorcroft

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Dispersion modelling and mapping studies for review and assessment of PM10 (HTML)
Report Date: 01/03/1999
Categories: Local Authority Guidance

Author: John Abbott

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Examples of Air Quality Action Plan Measures (PDF 489.20 KB)
Report Date: Not available
Categories: Air Quality Communications, Local Authority Guidance, Strategic Policy Analysis, Urban Air Quality

Author: Dr C Beattie, P Wilson and Prof. D Laxen


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