Local air quality management: policy guidance

Guidance to help local authorities with their local air quality management (LAQM) duties under Part IV of the Environment Act 1995.

14. Glossary

AQMA Air Quality Management Area

APAS Air Pollution Assessment Service

APR Annual Progress Report

AURN Automatic Urban and Rural Network

CAFS Cleaner Air for Scotland – The Road to a Healthier Future

CAFS2 Cleaner Air for Scotland 2 – Towards a Better Place for Everyone

CCC Committee on Climate Change

COSLA Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

DAQI Daily Air Quality Index

DTDES Diffusion Tube Data Entry Systems

EIA Environmental Impact Assessment

EU European Union

JNCC Joint Nature Conservation Committee

LDP Local Development Plan

LEZ Low Emission Zone

NHS National Health Service

NLEF National Low Emissions Framework

NMF National Modelling Framework

NO2 Nitrogen Dioxide

NOx Oxides of Nitrogen

NPF4 National Planning Framework 4

NTS2 National Transport Strategy 2

PAN Planning Advice Note

PCLG Pollution Control Liaison Group

PDR Permitted Development Rights

PG 22 LAQM Policy Guidance 22 (England and Wales)

PG (S) 24 LAQM Policy Guidance 24 (Scotland)

PHS Public Health Scotland

PM10/2.5 Particulate Matter less than 10 micrometres and less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter respectively

PPC Pollution Prevention and Control

QA/QC Quality Assurance/Quality Control

RTP Regional Transport Partnerships

ScotZEB Scottish Zero Emission Bus Challenge Fund

SEA Strategic Environmental Assessment

SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SO2 Sulphur Dioxide

Sox Oxides of Sulphur

SNH Scottish Natural Heritage (now NatureScot)

SPCCC Scottish Pollution Control Coordinating Committee

STAG Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance

STPR2 Strategic Transport Projects Review

TG 22 LAQM Technical Guidance (UK-wide)

UK United Kingdom

WHO World Health Organisation


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