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The Groundwater Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Terms of authorisation for disposal or tipping for the purpose of disposal

11.—(1) This regulation applies where–

(a)any disposal, or tipping for the purpose of disposal, of any matter which might lead to an indirect discharge of any substance in list I or II is authorised in accordance with regulation 5 or 6; and

(b)in the case of a disposal, it is not a disposal of waste water to which regulation 10(1)(b) applies.

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

(a)the place where the disposal or tipping may be done;

(b)the methods of disposal or tipping which may be used;

(c)the essential precautions which must be taken, paying particular attention to the nature and concentration of any such substance present in the matter to be disposed of or tipped, 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 permissible, during one or more specified periods of time, of the matter containing any such substance and, where possible, of any such substance, to be tipped or disposed of and the appropriate requirements as to the concentration of any such substance;

(e)the technical precautions to be implemented to prevent any discharge into groundwater of any substance in list I and any pollution of such water by any substance in list II;

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

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