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1 General purpose of section 2 and definitions.E+W+S

(1)The purpose of section 2 is to enable provision to be made for or in connection with—

[F1(a)Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control);]

(b)regulating [F2, otherwise than in pursuance of that Directive,] activities which are capable of causing any environmental pollution;

(c)otherwise preventing or controlling emissions capable of causing any such pollution.

(2)In this Act—

(3)In the definition of “environmental pollution” in subsection (2), “harm” means—

(a)harm to the health of human beings or other living organisms;

(b)harm to the quality of the environment, including—

(i)harm to the quality of the environment taken as a whole,

(ii)harm to the quality of the air, water or land, and

(iii)other impairment of, or interference with, the ecological systems of which any living organisms form part;

(c)offence to the senses of human beings;

(d)damage to property; or

(e)impairment of, or interference with, amenities or other legitimate uses of the environment (expressions used in this paragraph having the same meaning as in [F3Directive 2010/75/EU]).