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Preparation of Regulatory Impact Assessments in Relation to Proposals For Air Quality Legislation - AQ01507

SPU 13
Preparation of Regulatory Impact Assessments in Relation to Proposals for Air Quality Legislation

The work is to carry out research and investigations to support the preparation of Regulatory Impact Assessments (RIAs) on proposals for air quality legislation and agreements under the European Commission’s Clean Air for Europe (CAFE) programme and the UNECE’s Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution. The RIAs are free standing documents which provide a detailed assessment of the impact of a policy in terms of the costs, benefits and risks of a proposal. The RIAs are of particular importance to Defra in that they help the policy maker to:
· Think through the full impacts of proposals;
· Identify alternative options to achieving the desired policy change;
· Assess options in relation to regulatory and non-regulatory methods of implementation;
· Ensure consultation is meaningful, well understood, and reaches the widest possible range of stakeholders;
· Inform on negations in the EU;
· Determine whether the benefits justify the costs; and
· Determine whether particular sectors are disproportionately affected.

Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2005

Cost: £146,951
Contractor / Funded Organisations
AEA Technology
Air Pollution              
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study
Air Quality