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Air Pollution

Volume 689: debated on Monday 19 February 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What their reporting arrangements are for pollutants under local authority air pollution control; and whether they have plans to integrate this information with Environment Agency pollution inventory data. [HL1746]

The system of local authority pollution prevention and control covers air pollution from industrial installations known as “Part Bs”. Permit applications from industrial operators must be advertised and permits must be put on a public register, as well as any monitoring information required supplied to the local authority. Authorities also collect and publish data about Part B processes as part of their air quality management responsibilities. The National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory also contains information about emissions from Part B processes, and we are considering the feasibility of expanding it. However, we do not currently have any plans to integrate data from Part B installations with Environment Agency pollution inventory data.