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The Water Framework Directive (Priority Substances and Classification) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Typology and Environmental Standards

  5. 4.Environmental standards for priority substances and other dangerous substances

  6. 5.Classification of surface waters

  7. 6.Classification of Groundwater

  8. 7.Designation of Mixing Zones

  9. 8.Inventory of emissions, discharges and losses

  10. 9.Revocations

  11. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. PART 1 Criteria for identifying the types of river, lake or transitional water to which the environmental standards specified in Part 2 of this Schedule apply

        1. 1.Subject to paragraph 2, to determine the dissolved oxygen, ammonia...

        2. 2.Having assigned a Type in accordance with Table 1, the...

        3. 3.To determine the reactive phosphorus standards applicable to a river...

        4. 4.To determine the morphological conditions applicable to a river or...

        5. 5.To determine the river flow standards applicable to a river...

        6. 6.To determine the dissolved oxygen standards applicable to a lake...

        7. 7.To determine the total phosphorus standards to apply to a...

        8. 8.To determine the lake water level standards and morphological conditions...

      2. PART 2 Environmental Standards

        1. 1.Environmental standards for river water quality

        2. 2.The Department shall apply the “high”, “good”, “moderate”, “poor” or...

        3. 3.Once the Department has, in accordance with paragraph 3 of...

        4. 4.The Department shall, as applicable, apply the “high”, “good”, “moderate”,...

        5. 5.Environmental standards for river flows

        6. 6.Environmental standards for lake water quality

        7. 7.The Department shall apply the “good” salinity standard specified in...

        8. 8.Once the Department has, in accordance with paragraph 8 of...

        9. 9.If the Department does not have the necessary data to...

        10. 10.Environmental standards for protection of inland lake water levels

        11. 11.Environmental standards for transitional and coastal water quality

        12. 12.The Department shall apply, as applicable, the dissolved inorganic nitrogen...

        13. 13.Environmental standards for specific pollutants

        14. Environmental Standards for River Water Quality

        15. Environmental Standards for Lake Water Quality

        16. Environmental Standards for Transitional and Coastal Water Quality

        17. Environmental Standards for Specific Pollutants

        18. Environmental Standards for Priority Substances and other Substances

      3. PART 3 Boundary values for biological quality elements

        1. 1.Boundary values for aquatic plants and animals in rivers

        2. 2.The Department shall apply, as applicable, to any river or...

        3. 3.The Department shall apply, as applicable, to any river or...

        4. 4.Boundary values for aquatic plants and animals in lakes

        5. 5.The Department shall apply, as applicable, to any lake or...

        6. 6.The Department shall apply, as applicable, to any lake or...

        7. 7.Boundary values for aquatic plants and animals in transitional and coastal waters

        8. 8.The Department shall apply, as applicable, to any transitional water,...

        9. 9.The Department shall apply, as applicable, to any transitional water,...

        10. 10.The Department shall apply, as applicable, to any transitional water,...

        11. 11.The Department shall apply, as applicable, to any transitional water...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      1. PART 1 Determining Ecological Status of Surface Waters that are not designated Heavily Modified or Artificial

        1. 1.The Department shall classify the ecological status of surface water...

        2. 2.In this part, “high impact alien species” means a non-native...

      2. PART 2 Determining Chemical Status of Surface Waters

        1. 1.The Department shall classify the chemical status of surface water...

      3. PART 3 Determining Ecological Potential of Heavily Modified and Artificial Water Bodies

        1. 1.The Department shall classify a surface water body designated as...

        2. 2.In order to determine how to classify surface water bodies...

        3. 3.When determining whether all practicable mitigation has been taken, mitigation...

      4. PART 4 Determining High Status for Morphological Elements

        1. 1.The Department shall undertake detailed screening of morphological conditions to...

        2. 2.High Status morphological condition must not be assigned to

      5. PART 5 Determining Overall Status of Surface Water Bodies

        1. 1.The Department shall determine the overall status of a surface...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Determining Quantitative status of Groundwater

      1. 1.(1) The Department shall determine the quantitative status of a...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Presentation of monitoring results and classification

  12. Explanatory Note

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