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The Water Framework Directive (Classification, Priority Substances and Shellfish Waters) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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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

  6. 5.For the priority substances numbered 2, 5, 15, 20, 22,...

  7. 6.Without prejudice to existing obligations, for the priority substances numbered...

  8. 7.Subject to regulation 8— (a) for the priority substances numbered...

  9. 8.(1) Subject to the conditions in paragraphs (2) and (3),...

  10. 9.Monitoring

  11. 10.Where, pursuant to Article 5 of Directive 2009/90/EC, the calculated...

  12. 11.For substances for which an environmental quality standard for sediment...

  13. 12.The Department may monitor the substances numbered 5, 21, 28,...

  14. 13.(1) On the basis of monitoring of surface water status...

  15. 14.The Department must carry out monitoring under regulation 13(1) in...

  16. 15.Watch List

  17. 16.The Department may opt not to undertake additional monitoring under...

  18. 17.(1) The Department must report the results of the monitoring...

  19. 18.Intermittent Standards

  20. 19.Standards for shellfish waters

  21. 20.Classification of surface waters

  22. 21.Classification of Groundwater

  23. 22.Designation of Mixing Zones

  24. 23.Inventory of emissions, discharges and losses

  25. 24.Transboundary Pollution

  26. 25.Coordination

  27. 26.Information to be included in River Basin Management Plan

  28. 27.Revocations and Savings

  29. 28.The Water Framework Directive (Priority Substances and Classification) (Amendment) Regulations...

  30. 29.The Water Framework Directive (Priority Substances and Classification) (Amendment) Regulations...

  31. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE1

      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 morphological conditions applicable to a river or...

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

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

        6. 6.To determine the lake level standards applicable to a lake...

        7. 7.To determine the morphological conditions applicable to a lake or...

      2. PART 2 Environmental Standards

        1. 1.Environmental standards for river water quality

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

        3. 3.The Department must apply, as applicable, the “high”, “good”, “moderate”,...

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

        5. 5.The Department must apply, as applicable, the “high”, “good”, “moderate”...

        6. 6.Environmental standards for river flows

        7. 7.Environmental standards for lake water quality

        8. 8.The Department must apply the “good” salinity standard specified in...

        9. 9.Once the Department has, in accordance with paragraph 5 of...

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

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

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

        13. 13.The Department must apply, as applicable, the dissolved inorganic nitrogen...

        14. 14.Environmental standards for specific pollutants

        15. Environmental Standards for River Water Quality

        16. Environmental Standards for Lake Water Quality

        17. Environmental Standards for Transitional and Coastal Water Quality

        18. Environmental Standards for Specific Pollutants

        19. 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 must apply, as applicable, to any river or...

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

        4. 4.The Department must apply, as applicable, to any river or...

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

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

        7. 7.The Department must apply, as applicable, to any lake or...

        8. 8.The Department must apply, as applicable, to any lake or...

        9. 9.The Department must apply, as applicable, to any lake or...

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

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

        12. 12.The Department must apply, as applicable, to any transitional water,...

        13. 13.The Department must apply, as applicable, to any transitional water,...

        14. 14.The Department must apply, as applicable, to any transitional water...

      4. PART4 Intermittent Discharge Standards

    2. SCHEDULE2

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

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

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

        1. 1.The Department must 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 must monitor morphological conditions within relevant water bodies....

        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 must determine the overall status of a surface...

    3. SCHEDULE3

      Determining Quantitative status of Groundwater

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

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Presentation of monitoring results and classification

    5. SCHEDULE5

      1. PART1 Shellfish Waters Standards

      2. PART2 Microbial Guideline Value

        1. 1.Microbial Guideline Value

        2. 2.Compliance with the microbial guideline value

        3. 3.Sampling and analysis

  32. Explanatory Note

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