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The Protection of Water Against Agricultural Nitrate Pollution (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Protection of Water Against Agricultural Nitrate Pollution (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 and shall come into operation on 28th July 1997.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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2.  After regulation 7 of the Protection of Water Against Agricultural Nitrate Pollution Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(2) there shall be inserted the following regulation—

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8.(1) Where any waters identified by the Departments in accordance with regulation 3(1) are affected by pollution from waters from the Republic of Ireland draining directly or indirectly in to them, the Departments shall notify the competent authorities in the Republic of Ireland and the Commission of the relevant facts.

(2) The Departments, in consultation with the competent authorities in the Republic of Ireland shall organise, where appropriate with the Commission, the concertation necessary to identify the sources in question and the measures to be taken to protect the waters that are affected.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on

L.S.

R. W. Rogers

Assistant Secretary

28th May 1997.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture on

L.S.

Liam McKibben

Assistant Secretary

28th May 1997.

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