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

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Guideline values and no deterioration principle

5.  In discharging its pollution control functions in relation to any waters classified under these Regulations, the Department shall—

(a)endeavour to respect the guideline values specified in column G of Schedule 1 for waters of the relevant class;

(b)act in accordance with the principle that implementation of measures taken pursuant to Directive 75/440/EEC(1) may under no circumstances lead directly or indirectly to deterioration of the current quality of surface water.


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

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