DEFRA: Local Air Quality Management policy guidance (PG16): statutory guidance for local authorities in England on their duties under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 2990 and the Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) system to assess air quality in their area and designate Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) if improvements are necessary. The process has been streamlined so that while the quality of information is retained, the requirements are more consistent and less burdensome and enable local authorities to clearly point to the actions that are being or will be taken. The guidance has been designed to maximise the public health benefits of local authority action, in particular on priority pollutants such as NO2 and particulate matter (PM10/PM2.5).
There is also Technical Guidance for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland excluding London and separate London Local Air Quality Management (LLAQM) Policy Guidance and Technical Guidance for local authorities in London. (8 April 2016)
DEFRA: New penalties to crack down on fly-tipping: announces that local authorities now have greater powers to tackle waste crime by issuing fixed penalty notices of between £150 and £400 to those caught in the act of fly-tipping. (9 May 2016)