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The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Introductory

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and application

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Duties on Departments

  3. PART 2 River basin districts and water bodies

    1. 4.River basin district and international river basin districts

    2. 5.Characterisation of river basin district and international river basin districts

    3. 6.Classification of water bodies

    4. 7.Economic analysis of water use in river basin district and international river basin districts

  4. PART 3 Protected areas

    1. 8.Bodies of water used for the abstraction of drinking water

    2. 9.Designation of shellfish waters

    3. 10.Register of protected areas

  5. PART 4 Monitoring

    1. 11.Monitoring programmes

  6. PART 5 Environmental Objectives and Programme of Measures

    1. 12.Procedure for setting environmental objectives and programmes of measures

    2. 13.The environmental objectives

    3. 14.Environmental objectives: application of regulations 15 to 19

    4. 15.Designation of bodies of surface water as artificial or heavily modified bodies of surface water

    5. 16.Extended deadlines for environmental objectives

    6. 17.Setting less stringent objectives

    7. 18.Natural causes or force majeure

    8. 19.Modifications to physical characteristics of water bodies

    9. 20.Content of programmes of measures

    10. 21.Implementation of programme of measures

    11. 22.Action where environmental objectives unlikely to be achieved

    12. 23.Recovery of costs for water service and provision of incentives for efficient water use

  7. PART 6 River Basin Management Plans

    1. 24.Application of this Part

    2. 25.River basin management plans: content

    3. 26.Review of river basin management plans

    4. 27.River basin management plans: public participation

    5. 28.River basin management plans: publication

    6. 29.Supplementary plans

    7. 30.River basin management plans: duties on public bodies

  8. PART 7 General

    1. 31.Publication of information

    2. 32.Provision of information and assistance by public bodies

    3. 33.Guidance to public bodies

    4. 34.Revocations

    5. 35.The Surface Waters (Shellfish) (Classification) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 are...

    6. 36.The Surface Waters (Shellfish) (Classification) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009...

    7. 37.Transitional provision

    8. 38.Consequential amendments

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Directive definitions

      1. 1.(1) In the definitions in paragraph (2) (which derive from...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Enactments in relation to which duties in regulation 3 apply

      1. 1.The Lough Neagh Drainage Acts (Northern Ireland) 1955 and 1970....

      2. 2.Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966.

      3. 3.Section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972.

      4. 4.The Drainage (Northern Ireland) (Order) 1973.

      5. 5.Part II of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985....

      6. 6.Part II of the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland)...

      7. 7.The Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.

      8. 8.The Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002.

      9. 9.The Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.

      10. 10.The Sludge (Use in Agriculture) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1990.

      11. 11.The Surface Waters (Abstraction for Drinking Water) (Classification) Regulations (Northern...

      12. 12.The Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil)...

      13. 13.The Anti-Pollution Works Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003.

      14. 14.The Landfill Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003.

      15. 15.The Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003.

      16. 16.The Protection of Water Against Agricultural Nitrate Pollution Regulations (Northern...

      17. 17.The Water Resources (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005....

      18. 18.The Water Abstraction and Impoundment (Licensing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006....

      19. 19.The Urban Waste Water Treatment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007.

      20. 20.The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007.

      21. 21.The Quality of Bathing Water Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008.

      22. 22.The Environmental Liability (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009....

      23. 23.Part 4 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009...

      24. 24.The Private Water Supply Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009.

      25. 25.The Water Environment (Floods Directive) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009.

      26. 26.The Groundwater Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009.

      27. 27.The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010....

      28. 28.The Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland)...

      29. 29.The Nitrates Action Programme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014.

      30. 30.The Phosphorus (Use in Agriculture) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014.

      31. 31.The Water Framework Directive (Classification, Priority Substances and Shellfish Waters)...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      EU instruments for the protection of water

      1. 1.Council Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban waste water treatment.

      2. 2.Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution...

      3. 3.Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and...

      4. 4.Council Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for...

      5. 5.Directive 2006/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council...

      6. 6.Directive 2006/118/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council...

      7. 7.Directive 2008/105/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council...

      8. 8.Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council...

      9. 9.Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council...

      10. 10.Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council...

      11. 11.Directive 2012/18/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Consequential amendments

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

      2. 2.The Water Environment (Floods Directive) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

      3. 3.The Marine Strategy Regulations 2010

      4. 4.The Groundwater Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

      5. 5.The Quality of Bathing Waters (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008

      6. 6.The Chemical Analysis of Water Status (Technical Specifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

  10. Explanatory Note

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