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Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) support and report appraisal functions. Defra, the Devolved Administrations and the Greater London Authority (GLA) have appointed new contractors with effect from 1 December 2010, to coordinate and provide support on LAQM. The new provisions have been streamlined with the following main changes:

  • A single LAQM Helpdesk for all LAQM issues, replacing the three previous helpdesks.
  • A single contractor undertaking all report appraisals for Review and Assessment and Action Planning.

The following organisations have been appointed:

  • Bureau Veritas with subcontractors AECOM and NPL to provide management and support services relating to LAQM. This includes the operation and management of the new LAQM Helpdesk and the LAQM webpages.
  • Transport and Travel Research Limited (TTR) with subcontractors Transport Research Laboratory will undertake the appraisal of local authorities’ Review and Assessment reports and Action Plans.

In view of the new contract, the Helpdesk contact details have changed and are now freephone. The new contact details are set out below.

Local Air Quality Management Helpdesk
Tel No: 0800 0327 953

Full details can be downloaded here.