Local air quality management: policy guidance

Updated guidance for local authorities to take account of Environmental Standards Scotland's recommendations to strengthen the local air quality management regime.

16: Glossary

AQMA Air Quality Management Area

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

COSLA Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

DAQI Daily Air Quality Index

END Environmental Noise Directive

ESS Environmental Standards Scotland

EU European Union

HPS Health Protection Scotland (now Public Health Scotland)

LAQM Local Air Quality Management

LEZ Low Emission Zone

NHS National Health Service

NLEF National Low Emissions Framework

NMF National Modelling Framework

NO2 Nitrogen Dioxide

NOx Oxides of Nitrogen

NPF National Planning Framework

NTS National Transport Strategy

PAN Planning Advice Note

PCLG Pollution Control Liaison Group

PG 22 LAQM Policy Guidance 22 (England and Wales)

PG (S) 23 LAQM Policy Guidance 23 (Scotland)

PHS Public Health Scotland

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

QA/QC Quality Assurance/Quality Control

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

SPP Scottish Planning Policy

TG 22 LAQM Technical Guidance (UK-wide)

UK United Kingdom

WHO World Health Organisation


Email: Andrew.Taylor2@gov.scot

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