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Local Authority Guidance Reports 

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Review of Effectiveness of Local Authority Action Plans and Future Policy Options for LAQM (PDF 293.64 KB)
Report Date: 27/06/2013
Categories: Local Authority Guidance, Strategic Policy Analysis
Author: Stephen Moorcroft and Chris Dore
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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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Local Site Operator Procedure Manual for the Magee Aethalometer - UK Black Smoke Network (PDF 707.95 KB)
Report Date: 24/08/2011
Categories: Local Authority Guidance, Monitoring Networks
Author: David Butterfield
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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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Review of Bus Fleet Compositions and Implications for Emissions Reduction Strategies (PDF 337.32 KB)
Report Date: 22/04/2009
Categories: Atmospheric Emissions, Local Authority Guidance, Strategic Policy Analysis, Transport, Urban Air Quality
Author: Penny Wilson
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Derivation of Screening Criteria for Review and Assessment of Airports - 2008 Update (PDF 162.35 KB)
Report Date: 28/10/2008
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
Author: Stephen Moorcroft
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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 the relationship between annual mean nitrogen dioxide concentration and exceedences of the 1-hour mean AQS Objective (PDF 523.94 KB)
Report Date: 26/06/2008
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
Author: Andy Cook
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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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Volatile Correction Model (VCM) for PM10 Application to hourly time resolution and AURN FDMS purge measurements (PDF 1.21 MB)
Report Date: 31/05/2008
Categories: Monitoring Networks, Local Authority Guidance, Strategic Policy Analysis, Urban Air Quality, Air Quality Modelling
Author: David Green, Timothy Baker and Gary Fuller
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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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Site Operational Procedures for TEOM FDMS Analysers (PDF 497.11 KB)
Report Date: 31/01/2008
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
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Nitrogen Dioxide Diffusion Tube Monitoring - Calendar of Suggested Exposure Periods 2008 (PDF 19.94 KB)
Report Date: 12/11/2007
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
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Deriving NO2 from NOx for air quality assessments of roads-updated to 2006 (PDF 910.60 KB)
Report Date: 01/03/2007
Categories: Local Authority Guidance, Monitoring Networks
Author: Duncan Laxen
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A Guide for Local Authorities Purchasing Air Quality Monitoring Equipment (PDF 162.60 KB)
Report Date: 01/08/2006
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
Author: Diane Mooney
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The Relationship Between Diffusion Tube Bias and Distance from the Road (PDF 825.94 KB)
Report Date: 31/07/2006
Categories: Local Authority Guidance, Monitoring Networks, Urban Air Quality
Author: Stephen Moorcroft
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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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NO2 Diffusion Tubes for LAQM: Guidance Note for Local Authorities (PDF 291.24 KB)
Report Date: 31/03/2006
Categories: Local Authority Guidance, Monitoring Networks
Author: Alison Loader
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Conversion Factors Between ppb and g m-3 and ppm and mgm-3 (PDF 64.57 KB)
Report Date: 01/02/2005
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
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Local Authority Air Pollution Monitoring Helpline: Operational Report for January to December 2004 (PDF 122.11 KB)
Report Date: 01/02/2005
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
Author: D. E. Mooney
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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
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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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UK Air Pollution (Brochure) (PDF 721.32 KB)
Report Date: 01/08/2004
Categories: Air Pollution Forecasting, Air Quality Communications, Atmospheric Emissions, Effects of Air Pollution on Natural Ecosystems, Local Authority Guidance, Monitoring Networks, Strategic Policy Analysis, Urban Air Quality
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Local Authority Air Pollution Monitoring Helpline: Operational Report for January to December 2003. (PDF 68.24 KB)
Report Date: 01/03/2004
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
Author: D. E. Mooney
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Local Authority Air Pollution Monitoring Helpline: Operational Report for July to September 2003 (PDF 49.13 KB)
Report Date: 01/10/2003
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
Author: D E Mooney
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Analysis of the Relationship Between 1-Hour and Annual Mean Nitrogen Dioxide at UK Roadside and Kerbside Monitoring Sites (PDF 197.46 KB)
Report Date: 01/07/2003
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
Author: Prof. Duncan Laxen
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Local Authority Air Pollution Monitoring Helpline: Operational Report for April to June 2003 (PDF 50.40 KB)
Report Date: 01/07/2003
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
Author: D E Mooney
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Local Authority Air Pollution Monitoring Helpline: Operational Report for January to March 2003 (PDF 43.73 KB)
Report Date: 01/04/2003
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
Author: D E Mooney
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Guidance Note for Use of Projection Factors for Background and Roadside Pollutant Concentrations (PDF 188.18 KB)
Report Date: 13/02/2003
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
Author: Yvonne Brown
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Local Air Quality Management Guidance (HTML)
Report Date: 06/02/2003
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
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Compilation of Diffusion Tube Collocation Studies Carried out by Local Authorities (PDF 340.57 KB)
Report Date: 01/11/2002
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
Author: Prof. Duncan Laxen
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A New Approach to Deriving NO2 from NOx for Air Quality Assessments of Roads (PDF 544.31 KB)
Report Date: 01/10/2002
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
Author: Prof. Duncan Laxen
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UK air quality modelling for annual reporting 2001 on ambient air quality assessment under Council Directives 96/62/EC and 1999/30/EC (PDF 833.18 KB)
Report Date: 01/09/2002
Categories: Urban Air Quality, Strategic Policy Analysis, Local Authority Guidance, Air Quality Modelling
Author: John R Stedman
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UK Ambient Hydrocarbon Non-Automatic Air Quality Network: Report on Pilot Study of Manually Pumped and Diffusive Sampling Techniques for Benzene Measurement (PDF 281.38 KB)
Report Date: 01/03/2002
Categories: Local Authority Guidance, Monitoring Networks, Urban Air Quality
Author: P Quincey
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Validation of the DMRB Model for Review and Assessment Purposes (PDF)
Report Date: 16/07/2001
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
Author: Clare Mann
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First Phase Air Quality Review and Assessment: A Summary (HTML)
Report Date: 01/03/2000
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
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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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Reports by the Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards (EPAQS) (HTML)
Report Date: -
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
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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: -
Categories: Local Authority Guidance
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