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3. (1) The Department, in exercising the functions listed in paragraph (2) shall in respect of rivers, lakes, transitional waters and coastal waters—
(a)assign a Type or Types in accordance with Part 1 of Schedule 1; and
(b)apply environmental standards and biological boundary values to each river, lake, transitional water and coastal water, or part thereof, according to its assigned Type or Types, as, in accordance with Part 2 and Part 3 of Schedule 1.
(2) The functions listed in paragraph (1) are—
(a)analysis and review of the characterisation of each river basin district in accordance with regulation 5(2) of the 2003 Regulations;
(b)monitoring of the status of the water environment in each river basin district in accordance with regulation 9 of the 2003 Regulations;
(c)setting of environmental objectives for each body of surface water in each river basin district in accordance with regulation 11(1)(a) of the 2003 Regulations; and
(d)preparing programmes of measures to achieve those objectives in accordance with regulation 11(1)(b) of the 2003 Regulations.
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