B2.3.4 Scotland Legislation

You do not need detailed knowledge of legislation for the exam.

Please note that due to the IEMA ending the course, this section is no longer being up-dated.


Clean Air (Emission of Dark Smoke) (Exemption) (Scotland) Regulations 1969 [SSI No. 1389]

These regulations create exemptions under the Clean Air Regulations regarding the emission of dark smoke caused by burning certain materials, subject to specified conditions, e.g. timber from a building demolition.

Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 [SSI No.433]

These Regulations consolidate the nine sets of regulations that previously declared fuels to be authorised fuels for the purposes of the Clean Air Act 1993.

Four additional fuels are now authorized. Certain authorised fuels are no longer manufactured or sold. The maximum sulphur contents of certain briquettes were increased and the manufacture of certain briquettes was changed.

Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 [SSI 527]

These Regulations, amend above Regulations so that Dragonglow briquettes and Dragonbrite briquettes meeting the conditions set out in regulation 2(3) are authorised fuels.

Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 [SSI 614]

These Regulations, amend the 2001 Regulations by making minor changes to the descriptions of Ancit briquettes, Phurnacite briquettes and Taybrite briquettes and introducing new paragraphs describing Duraflame Firelogs, Multiheat briquettes, Stoveheat Premium briquettes, ZIP Cracklelog firelogs, ZIP Crackle-log firelogs and ZIP Crackling Log firelogs) and ZIP Firelogs.

Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels (Scotland) Regulations 2007 [SSI 27]

These regulations make it an offence to use heavy fuel oil or gas oil containing more than the prescribed amount of sulphur.

Non-Domestic Rates (Renewable Energy Generation Relief) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 [SSI 44]

From the start of financial year 2010-2011, reduces on a sliding scale (from 100% to 2.5%) the amount payable as non-domestic rates for business premises in Scotland used solely for the generation of renewable heat or power (or both).