Emission to air Environmental Assessments Levels (EALs) update (second phase)

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UK government consultation | Environment Agency

The Environment Agency uses Environmental Assessment Levels (EALs) to assess emissions from industrial sites and judge whether air emissions are at acceptable levels. EALs represent a pollutant concentration in ambient air which is expected to represent no significant risks to human health.

In 2012 the EA ran a consultation to identify a new hierarchy and methodology for the derivation of EALs, which were used in its 2021 consultation on the first phase of its EALs update to propose changes to EALs for ten existing substances and introduced EALs for two new substances.

This second phase has used the same methodology, and, working with the UK Health Security Agency, has reviewed EALs and confirmed values or proposed changes for 13 existing substances.

Read more here.

Deadline: 20 June 2023

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