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Title: The Yarrow catchment : recommendations for statutory water quality objectives
Author: Environment Agency North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The Yarrow Catchment is one such pilot catchment, and statutory water quality objectives (SWQO) proposals for the catchment were contained in the consultation document; The Yarrow Catchment: Proposals fo r Statutory Water Quality Objectives. This document sets out the recommendations of the Agency to the Secretaries of State for the Environment and for Wales (the SoS) for Statutory Water Quality Objectives (SWQOs) for stretches of river in the Yarrow Catchment. The purpose of SWQOs is to establish targets, on a statutory basis, that provide an agreed planning framework for regulatory bodies, dischargers, abstractors and river users. SWQOs will secure achievements to date by providing a statutory backstop to existing Consents, as well as providing a vehicle for tackling discharges from non-water sectors of industry, agricultural and other diffuse pollution, and the effects of new or revised abstractions. The SWQO scheme is use-related, based upon a range of water quality standards that protect the "uses" to which waters may be put. There are a number of different potential river uses. River Ecosystem is the only use to date for which standards have been introduced.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: RiversWater qualityRegulationsWater abstractionEffluentsPlanning
Geographic Keywords: EA North WestYarrow (Lancashire)Douglas catchment
Extent: 21
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1672
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