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Air Quality Assessment for Rugby Borough Council James Richer Technical Director One of the most comprehensive air quality assessments in the UK: Air Quality Monitoring network Air Quality Helpline Updating & Screening Assessment Detailed Assessment

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rugby borough council air quality assessment
One of the most comprehensive air quality assessments in the UK:

Air Quality Monitoring network

Air Quality Helpline

Updating & Screening Assessment

Detailed Assessment

Dispersion Modelling of all pollution sources within Rugby BC

Regular public consultation

RUGBY BOROUGH COUNCIL AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT
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WHY CARRY OUT AN AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT?

  • Under Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 Local Authorities must complete Air Quality Review and Assessments to safeguard public health
  • Rugby In Plume
  • Other Public Interest
air quality review and assessment
Completed following guidance published by Defra LAQM.TG(03)

Updating & Screening Assessment

Detailed Assessment

All reports are reviewed by Defra

AIR QUALITY REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT
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BACKGROUND TO AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT

Air Quality Regulations 2002

Health based criteria for key pollutants

Exposure and averaging periods

Dust nuisance issues

Main sources of pollution

Road traffic (Rugby BC, County Council & Highways Agency)

Industrial sources (Rugby BC & Environment Agency)_

access to air quality data and reports
All reports will be made available electronically once approved by Defra

Hard copy of reports in Public Library

Air quality monitoring data

Quarterly reports containing ratified data

Unratified data currently provided fortnightly

Live data access will be provided

ACCESS TO AIR QUALITY DATA AND REPORTS
air quality helpline
Free service to provide advice on air quality issues

Available to all members of the public

Tel: 0870 905 2580

Email: airquality.helpline@rugby.gov.uk

Open: 9am to 5pm

Monday to Friday

Answerphone out of hours

AIR QUALITY HELPLINE
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PROGRESS TO DATE

  • 2 Air Quality Monitoring Stations installed
  • 19 Turnkey PM monitors installed
  • 2 additional Air Quality Monitoring Stations will be installed ASAP
  • Draft Updating & Screening Assessment
  • Air Quality Monitoring Report – Dec 2003
  • Further work – Detailed Assessment (incl. Modelling
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MONITORING EQUIPMENT

  • 4 Air Quality Monitoring Station (AQMS)
  • TEOM particulate monitors – used in the UK AURN
  • Chemiluminescent Nitrogen Dioxide Analyser
  • Ultra-Violet Fluorescence Sulphur Dioxide Analyser
  • 19 Turnkey Osiris Particulate Monitors
  • Environment Agency AQMS
types of site exposure
TYPES OF SITE & EXPOSURE
  • Urban Centre
  • Urban Background
  • Suburban
  • Roadside
  • Kerbside
  • Industrial
  • Rural
  • Other – special source-orientated location
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GENERAL SITING CRITERIA

  • Phase 1 Air Quality Review and Assessment studies
  • Modelling
  • Sources and emissions
  • Meteorology
  • Topography
  • Spatial and temporal factors
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LOCAL SITING CRITERIA

  • Proximity to public exposure
  • Trees
  • Buildings
  • Security
  • Electricity Supply
  • Site Access
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SITE LOCATIONS

  • General Overview
  • Individual Sites