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Support to local authorities for AQM (2005- 2010) - AQ0907

Support to Local Authorities for Air Quality Management (RMP 2877)

Project Summary

a. Contract Title – Support to Local Authorities for Air Quality Management

b. Duration – 01/12/2005 – 30/11/2008.

c. Description – (main contract plus Option 2.) Provision of the following services, aimed at assisting Local Authorities in the Local Air Quality Management process –

(i) Operation of a telephone/e-mail Helpdesk and Web Pages for Local Authorities undertaking air quality monitoring and modelling.

(ii) Provision of advice and assistance to Defra in dealing with applications for Air Quality Grants.

(iii) Provision of QA/QC support for NO2 diffusion tube measurements, including a Working Group on harmonisation of diffusion tube procedures.

(iv) Updates to Defra’s Technical Guidance to Local Authorities, including a major update in 2008 added as a contract variation.

(v) Publicising and raising awareness of the Helpdesk services.

Option 2: for 10 days’ ad hoc research per year, aimed at improving the performance of NO2 diffusion tubes.

Contract Value: £447,604 including Option 2.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2010

Cost: £755,112
Contractor / Funded Organisations
AEA Energy & Environment
Air Pollution              
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study
Air Quality