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The Groundwater Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Terms of authorisation of discharge of substances in list I or II

10.—(1) This regulation applies where–

(a)a direct discharge of any substance in list I or II is authorised in accordance with regulation 5(6) or 6; or

(b)waste water disposal which inevitably causes an indirect discharge of any substance in list II is authorised in accordance with regulation 6.

(2) In a case where this regulation applies the authorisation shall specify in particular–

(a)the place where the discharge may be made;

(b)the method of discharge which may be used;

(c)the essential precautions which must be taken, paying particular attention to the nature and concentration of any substance in list I or II present in the effluent, the characteristics of the receiving environment and the proximity of water catchment areas, in particular those for drinking, thermal and mineral water;

(d)the maximum quantity of any such substance permissible in the effluent during one or more specified periods of time and the appropriate requirements as to the concentration of any such substance;

(e)the arrangements for monitoring effluents discharged into groundwater;

(f)if necessary, measures for monitoring groundwater, and in particular its quality.

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