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Water Abstraction and Impoundment (Licensing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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2.  In these Regulations—

“authorisation” means an authorisation under regulation 5 or 10;

“controlled activity” means—

(a)

the abstraction of water from underground strata or waterways; and

(b)

the construction, alteration or operation of any impounding works;

“land” includes any works, plant or fixed machinery in, on or over land;

“licence” means an authorisation granted under regulation 10;

“operator” in relation to a controlled activity, means any person who carries on that activity;

“permitted controlled activity” has the meaning given in regulation 5;

the Order” means the Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999;

“the 1995 Regulations” means the Conservation (Natural Habitats, etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(1);

“the register” means the register maintained by the Department under Article 30 of the Order;

“water environment” means—

(a)

any waterway,

(b)

any water contained in underground strata,

(c)

any underground strata themselves,

or any flora or fauna dependent on any of them.

(1)

SR 1995 No. 380; relevant amending Regulations are SR 2004 No. 435

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