Call for Evidence: Clean Air Act Review

News published: 03/09/2013

A Call for Evidence has been launched from today to support a policy review of the Clean Air Act 1993 in England. The purpose is to seek views on Defra's evidence base and to obtain additional evidence based on stakeholders' experience and knowledge of the Act. Ideas for improving the Act and meeting the policy objectives described below are also being sought. Defra want to hear from the public, local authorities and businesses affected by the Clean Air Act such as boiler manufacturers, developers and the food industry.

The Clean Air Acts are now almost sixty years old and have around forty associated regulations and are being reviewed as part of the government's Red Tape Challenge. There are three main objectives of the review:

  • Reducing burdens on business and local authorities;
  • Making environmental rules and regulations more user friendly; and
  • Maintaining the quality of environmental regulations.

The Call is open from 3rd September to 29th October 2013 and can be found here: together with additional background information.

Responses should be provided via the Online Survey (

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