Clean Air Act 1993

Applies to the whole UK

Title: Clean Air Act

Category: UK Law

Date: 1993

Reference: ISBN 0105411930 [Full text]

General Description:

This act seeks to consolidate the Clean Air Acts of 1956 and 1968 and certain related enactments, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission.

Part I - is concerned with dark smoke and the prohibition of dark smoke from chimneys, industrial and trade premises and the meaning of dark smoke.

Part II - establishes the requirement that any new furnaces must, as far as is practical, be smokeless. There are also imposed limits on emissions of grit and dust from furnaces, requirements for arrestment plants for non-domestic furnaces, emission monitoring provisions and chimney height regulations to ensure efficient and adequate dispersion of emissions.

Part III - is concerned with the creation of smoke control areas, prohibition on emission of smoke in controlled areas.

Part IV - establishes control procedures for certain types of air pollution - regulations about motor fuels, the sulphur content of oil fuels for furnaces and engines and cable burning.

Part V - provides information on air pollution via research and publicity, information on how to obtain information, notices requiring information and appeals processes.

Other parts of the regulation refers to special cases, and miscellaneous details.

Pertinence to Agriculture: Agricultural Pollution,Air Pollution

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