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The Urban Waste Water Treatment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

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Dumping of sludge from ships

9.—(1) It shall be the duty of the Department being the licensing authority (within the meaning of sections 24 and 25(3) of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985(1)), in the exercise of its functions under part II of that Act (deposits in the sea), to secure that—

(a)the dumping of sludge from ships to surface waters is phased out by 31st December 1998; and

(b)the total amount of toxic, persistent or bioaccumulable materials in sludge so disposed of is licensed for disposal and progressively reduced in the period ending on that date.

(2) In relation to the dumping of sludge by the Department, it shall be the duty of the Department to secure that each of the requirements set out in paragraph (1) at sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) are satisfied or complied with.

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