What it contains

This guideline provides a framework to assess and control risks associated with air pollution. The objective is to help those responsible for commercial, industrial, agricultural, transport, mining and extractive activities understand, minimise and manage their air emissions, so that risks of harm to human health and the environment can be effectively minimised.

Who this guidance is for

This is a technical guideline for air pollution practitioners and specialists with a role managing pollution discharges to air. This guideline may also be of interest to planners, resource managers, lawyers and the broader community as it can support them in building their knowledge on approaches to assess and minimise the risks of air pollution to human health and the environment.

If you don't wish to download the document (at the bottom of this page), you may wish to read our summary.

Air quality guidance summary.

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23 February 2022
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Reviewed 23 January 2023