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Article 3

SCHEDULE 1

Ruminant related fluid satisfies the requirements of this Schedule if–

(a)it has a biological oxygen demand of no more than 60 mg/1 ascertained by reference to a five day incubation period with attenuated nitrification; and

(b)it contains a level of suspended solids of no more than 80 mg/1.

Article 4

SCHEDULE 2

Ruminant related fluid is tested in accordance with this Schedule if–

(a)the level of suspended solids contained therein are–

(i)tested 3 times within a period of 24 hours or are continuously monitored; and

(ii)tested once every week by a method which conforms with “Suspended Settleable and Total Dissolved Solids in Waters and Effluents”(1); and

(b)its biological oxygen demand is tested once every week by a method which conforms with the “5 day Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5)”(2).

(1)

This is set out in Methods for the Examination of Waters and Associated Materials HMSO 1980 ISBN 011751957X.

(2)

This is set out in Methods for the Examination of Waters and Associated Materials HMSO Second Edition 1988 ISBN 0117522120.