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Title: Discharge consent and compliance policy : a blueprint for the future
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The consents issued for each effluent discharge to inland and coastal waters have to serve at least two key purposes; as law enforcement instruments, setting obligations on the discharger and as technical specifications of limits and conditions that the discharge must stay within to avoid harm to the receiving waters. Compliance by discharges with these requirements has long been ragged, and piecemeal changes to the consent system in the last ten years have added to the anomalies and scope for confusion. This Report is not just aiming to sort out the consequences of piecemeal past changes, but to provide for more effective control of discharges in the 1990's as claims to use the water environment for waste disposal and other purposes threaten to become more intense and more likely to generate conflicts.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1990
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Water qualityWater resourcesWater pollutionInland watersCoastal waters
Extent: 77
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:4114
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