This is a call for evidence to support a policy review of the Clean Air Act in England. The purpose is to seek your views on our evidence base and for you to provide us with additional evidence based on your experience and knowledge of the Clean Air Act Information concerning dark smoke emissions and Chimney Height Approval for large boilers and furnaces in line with the Clean Air Act This guidance covers the burning of dry and unseasoned woody fuels only including wood chips, pellets and logs with up to 50% moisture content and the aim is.


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Clean Air Act - Summary

Under certain conditions we must approve chimney height. Dark Smoke It is an offence to cause or permit the emission of dark smoke from a chimney or flue at industrial or trade premises.

The local authority must be satisfied that the chimney is sufficient to prevent, so far as is practicable, the clean air act 1993, grit, dust, gases or fumes becoming a health hazard or a nuisance. This ruling applies to boilers and industrial plant that burn: During the calculations of the optimum chimney height, the clean air act 1993 and the local authority should consider features such as the: When calculating the chimney height, it is important to consider the proximity and height of any buildings, as these will affect the dispersion.

Clean Air Act 1993 review

If someone wishes to construct or extend a building that clean air act 1993 both taller than the chimney and close to it, then the local authority has the power to require the person constructing the building to raise the height of the chimney to ensure adequate dispersion.

Exemptions from gaining approval An applicant does not need approval for certain types of process. Sulphur content in fuel oils Gas oil must not have a sulphur content higher than 0.


This limit fell to 0. Smoke control orders A local authority has the power under the Clean Air Act to regulate smoke from fireplaces and stoves which burn solid fuels that can cause a nuisance.

In an SCA, only certain types of clean air act 1993 are allowed. Unauthorised fuels can only be burnt in exempt appliances. If a local authority wishes to implement an SCO, then it must first publicise the fact in at least one local newspaper for two successive weeks and post copies of the notice within the area in question.

The local authority must specify where the Order applies, the buildings covered and any exemptions. Clean air act 1993 Order must be available for the public to view at least six weeks after the last notice was published. It is an offence for an occupier or user of a building, boiler or plant in an SCA to burn fuel that is not authorised.

The acquisition and the delivery of unauthorised fuel in an SCA is also illegal.

Control of Emissions of Smoke, Dust and Grit: In-depth

Authorised fuels Authorised fuels are anthracite, semi-anthracite, electricity, gas, low-volatile steam coals, composite wood-based fuels and clean air act 1993 of the fuels stipulated in the Smoke Control Areas Authorised Fuels England No.

Coal, oil and wood are permitted as fuel only in fireplaces or stoves that have been specifically designed or adapted for clean air act 1993 combustion of such fuel. Statutory Nuisance Provisions Relevant to Air Pollution Statutory nuisance is an extremely wide area of law and covers a number of areas that may be prejudicial to health or a nuisance.

Apart from some exemptions, all smoke from residential, business and industrial premises is covered by statutory nuisance laws.

Clean Air Act 1993

For smoke to count as a statutory nuisance clean air act 1993 must unreasonably interfere with the use or enjoyment of a premises; and either injure health or be likely to injure health.

There are some types of smoke not covered by statutory nuisance, including dark smoke from chimneys of buildings or from chimneys serving fixed boilers or industrial plants.

This clean air act 1993 seeks to consolidate the Clean Air Acts of and 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.