Air pollution is one of the most significant challenges facing London. London is in breach of European legal limits for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and many areas exceed safe limits for Particulate Matter (PM) as set by the World Health Organisation. The Mayor has proposed measures to tackle emissions from road transport in particular diesel vehicles. This is to be extended for NRMM relating to construction sites which is also a significant contributor to adverse Air Quality in London. Current estimates of emissions from NRMM used on construction sites are shown to be responsible for 7% of NOx emissions, 14% for PM2.5 and 8% of PM10 emissions across the Capital.
WHAT DO CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION COMPANIES NEED TO DO?
In order to comply with the GLA's NRMM LEZ policy there is a requirement for developments to keep an inventory of all NRMM used at the site.
This inventory of all NRMM will state the emission limits for all equipment. All machinery should be regularly serviced and service logs kept on-site for inspection. This documentation should be made available to local authority officers as required.
The NRMM register is an automated online inventory which is handled at: http://nrmm.london/
Details of all NRMM with a net power between 37kW and 560kW should be recorded as it is delivered to the site with an indication of the proposed duration of use no matter how short or long this may be. If you know what machines will be used they can be entered in advance, this can be particularly useful where an exemption is required.
REGIONS COVERED FOR NRMM STANDARDS
This map shows the area of the Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) standards will apply. These standards have been active since 1st September 2015. There are two zones - Greater London (shown in blue), and the Central Activity Zone (CAZ) and Canary Wharf (shown in orange). The central London areas have a tighter emissions standard applied to them.
A Useful Practical guide can be seen here:
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