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The Surface Waters (Abstraction for Drinking Water) (Classification) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“the Department” means the Department of the Environment; and

“pollution control functions” means the Department’s functions under or by virtue of the following statutory provisions, that is to say—


the Water Act (Northern Ireland) 1972;


the Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1973;


regulations made by virtue of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, to the extent that the regulations relate to pollution of water.

(2) Expressions used in these Regulations which are also used in Directive 75/440/EEC(1) (quality required of surface waters used for abstraction of drinking water) or Directive 79/869/EEC(2) (methods of measurement and frequency of sampling and analysis of such waters) shall have the same meaning as in those Directives.

(3) In these Regulations any reference to the supply of water as drinking water shall be taken to be a reference to the supply of that water as drinking water after it has undergone purification treatment.

(4) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(3) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.


O.J. No. L194, 25.7.75, p. 26


O.J. No. L271, 29.10.79, p. 44

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