Local air quality management
Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) was introduced by Part IV of the Environment Act 1995.
Under LAQM we are required to regularly review and assess air quality within the district, and determine whether or not the air quality objectives are likely to be achieved.
Where an exceedance is considered likely the Council must declare an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) and prepare an Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) setting out measures it intends to put in place in pursuit of the objectives.
The Annual Status Report (ASR) is an annual requirement showing the strategies employed by Epping Forest District to improve air quality and any progress that has been made.