Even if combustion plants, such as furnaces and boilers, are too small to fall under the requirements of the Environmental Permitting Programme (EPP) in England and Wales and the Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) regimes in Scotland and Northern Ireland, there are still controls of emissions of smoke through provisions of the Clean Air Act 1993 and the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

The same laws also include provisions for controlling emissions of particulate matter from fireplace and stoves which burn coal or wood.

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