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Title: Seminar on water pollution control
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
Amongst the most environmentally significant duties of water authorities which have been transferred to the Authority is the responsibility for control of water pollution, previously provided for under Part II of the Control of Pollution Act 1974. In relation to England and Wales, the Water Act 1989 replaces Part II of the 1974 Act with new provisions governing the protection and management of rivers and other waters. The new provisions, under Chapter I of Part III of the 1989 Act (ss. 103 to 124), are significantly different from those previously operative and involve a strengthening of water pollution regulation in several important respects. Most notably, provision is made for the classification of water quality to be placed on a statutory footing (under ss. 104 to 106), and for a range of precautionary measures to prevent pollution, including the facility for designation of water protection zones and nitrate sensitive areas. This report gathers different materials about water pollution control.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: [1991]
Publication Place: London
Subject Keywords: National Rivers AuthorityWater pollutionPollution controlWater qualityClassification
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: n.p. [213]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3151
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