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Control of Pollution Act 1974

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Waste on land

    1. Waste disposal arrangements

      1. 1.Arrangements for disposing of controlled waste

    2. Waste disposal plans

      1. 2.Preparation and revision of waste disposal plans

    3. Licensing of disposal of controlled waste

      1. 3.Prohibition of unlicensed disposal of waste

      2. 4.Provisions supplementary to s. 3

      3. 5.Licences to dispose of waste

      4. 6.Provisions supplementary to s. 5

      5. 7.Variation of conditions and revocation of licences

      6. 8.Transfer and relinquishment of licences

      7. 9.Supervision of licensed activities

      8. 10.Appeals to Secretary of State from decisions with respect to licences

      9. 11.Special provisions for land occupied by disposal authorities

    4. Collection and disposal of controlled waste

      1. 12.Collection of waste

      2. 13.Dustbins etc.

      3. 14.Disposal of waste in England and Wales

      4. 15.Disposal of waste in Scotland

      5. 16.Removal of waste deposited in breach of licensing provisions

      6. 17.Special provisions with respect to certain dangerous or intractable waste

    5. Waste other than controlled waste

      1. 18.Application of preceding provisions to other waste

      2. 19.Powers of disposal authorities as respects other waste

    6. Reclamation etc. of waste

      1. 20.Reclamation of waste

      2. 21.Production of heat and electricity from waste etc.

    7. Street cleaning and litter

      1. 22.Street cleaning etc.

      2. 23.Prohibition of parking to facilitate street cleaning

      3. 24.Litter

    8. Supplemental

      1. 25.Disposal of waste underground by Coal Board etc.

      2. 26.Outfall pipes for sewage disposal works

      3. 27.Interference with refuse tips and dustbins etc.

      4. 28.Supplementary provisions relating to pipes

      5. 29.Modification of Parts I and II to avoid duplication of control

      6. 30.Interpretation etc of Part I

  3. Part II Pollution of water

    1. Control of entry of polluting matter and effluents into water

      1. 31.Control of pollution of rivers and coastal waters etc.

      2. 32.Control of discharges of trade and sewage effluent etc into rivers and coastal waters etc.

      3. 33.Control of sanitary appliances on vessels

    2. Consents for discharges

      1. 34.Consents for discharges of trade and sewage effluent etc.

      2. 35.Reference to Secretary of State of certain applications for consent

      3. 36.Provisions supplementary to ss. 34 and 35

      4. 37.Revocation of consents and alteration and imposition of conditions

      5. 38.Restriction on variation and revocation of consent and of previous variation

      6. 39.Appeals to Secretary of State

      7. 40.Transitional provisions relating to consents

    3. Ancillary provisions relating to control of discharges

      1. 41.Registers

      2. 42.Power of Secretary of State to exempt applications, consents and conditions etc from publicity

    4. Control of discharges of trade effluent into public sewers

      1. 43.Control of discharges into sewers

      2. 44.Provisions supplementary to s. 43

      3. 45.Early variation of conditions of discharges

    5. Miscellaneous

      1. 46.Operations by water authorities to remedy or forestall pollution of water

      2. 47.Duty of water authorities to deal with waste from vessels etc.

      3. 48.Power of water authorities to exclude unregistered vessels from rivers etc.

      4. 49.Deposits and vegetation in rivers etc.

      5. 50.Investigation of water pollution problems arising from closures of mines

      6. 51.Notice to abstain from certain agricultural practices

      7. 52.Charges in respect of certain discharges in England and Wales

      8. 53.Charges in respect of certain discharges in Scotland

      9. 54.Exclusion of certain liability in respect of discharges etc with consent

    6. Supplemental

      1. 55.Discharges by water authorities

      2. 56.Interpretation etc of Part II

  4. Part III Noise

    1. Periodical inspections by local authorities

      1. 57.Periodical inspections by local authorities

    2. Summary proceedings to deal with noise

      1. 58.Summary proceedings by local authorities

      2. 59.Summary proceedings by occupier of premises

    3. Construction sites

      1. 60.Control of noise on construction sites

      2. 61.Prior consent for work on construction sites

    4. Noise in streets

      1. 62.Noise in streets

    5. Noise abatement zones

      1. 63.Designation of zones

      2. 64.Register of noise levels

      3. 65.Noise exceeding registered level

      4. 66.Reduction of noise levels

      5. 67.New buildings etc.

    6. Noise from plant or machinery

      1. 68.Noise from plant or machinery

    7. Supplemental

      1. 69.Execution of works by local authority

      2. 70.Appeals to Secretary of State and magistrates' court

      3. 71.Codes of practice for minimising noise

      4. 72." Best practicable means "

      5. 73.Interpretation and other supplementary provisions

      6. 74.Penalties

  5. Part IV Pollution of the atmosphere

    1. Prevention of atmospheric pollution

      1. 75.Regulations about motor fuel

      2. 76.Regulations about sulphur content of oil fuel for furnaces or engines

      3. 77.Provisions supplementary to ss. 75 and 76

      4. 78.Cable burning

    2. Information about atmospheric pollution

      1. 79.Research and publicity

      2. 80.Notices requiring information about air pollution

      3. 81.Appeals against notices

      4. 82.Regulations about research and publicity

      5. 83.Provision by local authorities of information for Secretary of State

    3. Interpretation

      1. 84.Interpretation of Part IV

  6. Part V Supplementary provisions

    1. Legal proceedings

      1. 85.Appeals to Crown Court or Court of Session against decisions of magistrates' court or sheriff

      2. 86.Protection of members and officers of authorities from personal liability

      3. 87.Miscellaneous provisions relating to legal proceedings

      4. 88.Civil liability for contravention of s. 3(3)

    2. Financial provisions

      1. 89.Expenses and receipts of Secretary of State etc.

      2. 90.Establishment charges and interest in respect of certain expenses of authorities

    3. Miscellaneous

      1. 91.Rights of entry and inspection etc.

      2. 92.Provisions supplementary to s. 91

      3. 93.Power of authorities to obtain information

      4. 94.Prohibition of disclosure of information

      5. 95.Service of documents on and by water authorities

      6. 96.Local inquiries

      7. 97.Default powers

      8. 98.Interpretation of Part V

  7. Part VI Miscellaneous and general

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 99.Alteration of penalties

      2. 100.Power to prohibit or restrict the importation and use etc of injurious substances

      3. 101.Disposal of waste etc by Atomic Energy Authority

      4. 102.Power to give effect to international agreements

      5. 103.Adaption of enactments to metric units

    2. General

      1. 104.Orders and regulations

      2. 105.Interpretation etc-general

      3. 106.General application to Scotland

      4. 107.Application to Isles of Scilly

      5. 108.Minor and consequential amendments of enactments, and repeals

      6. 109.Short title, commencement and extent

  8. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1

      Noise abatement zones

      1. 1.A local authority shall after making any noise abatement order—...

      2. 2.The requirements referred to in the preceding paragraph are that...

      3. 3.(1) If no objection is duly made to the Secretary...

      4. 4.An order when confirmed shall come into operation on such...

      5. 5.A local authority shall not exercise its powers under the...

    2. Schedule 2

      Alteration of penalties

      1. The Public Health (Scotland) Act 1897

        1. 1.In section 22 of the Public Health (Scotland) Act 1897...

        2. 2.In section 24 of that Act (which penalises failure to...

        3. 3.In section 36(1) of that Act (which provides for a...

      2. The Alkali, &c. Works Regulation Act 1906

        1. 4.In section 12(4) of the Alkali Act (under which obstruction...

        2. 5.In section. 16A of that Act (which provides for certain...

      3. The Public Health Act 1936

        1. 6.In section 19(3) of the Public Health Act 1936 (under...

        2. 7.In section 27 of that Act (which provides that certain...

        3. 8.In section 34(5) of that Act (under which a person...

        4. 9.In section 36(1) of that Act (under which a person...

        5. 10.In section 41(3) of that Act (under which a person...

        6. 11.In section 94(2) of that Act (under which a person...

        7. 12.In section 95(1) of that Act (under which a person...

      4. The Public Health (Drainage of Trade Premises) Act 1937

        1. 13.In section 2 of the Public Health (Drainage of Trade...

        2. 14.In section 9 of that Act (under which a person...

      5. The Water Act 1945

        1. 15.In section 19(3) of the Water Act 1945 (under which...

        2. 16.In section 21 of that Act (under which a person...

      6. The Water (Scotland) Act 1946

        1. 17.In section 62(3) of the Water (Scotland) Act 1946 (under...

        2. 18.In section 64 of that Act (under which a person...

      7. The Clean Air Act 1956

        1. 19.(1) In subsection (1) of section 27 of the Clean...

      8. The Radioactive Substances Act 1960

        1. 20.(1) In subsection (2) of section 13 of the Radioactive...

      9. The Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968

        1. 21.In section 12(8) of the Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968 (under...

        2. 22.In section 14(6) of that Act (under which a person...

        3. 23.In section 24(2) of that Act (under which an occupier...

        4. 24.In section 45(2) of that Act (under which a person...

        5. 25.In section 46 of that Act (which provides that certain...

      10. The Clean Air Act 1968

        1. 26.In the following provisions of the Clean Air Act 1968...

        2. 27.In section 9(1) of that Act (under which a person...

    3. Schedule 3

      Minor and consequential amendments of enactments

      1. The Alkali, &c. Works Regulation Act 1906

        1. 1.Sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Alkali Act (alkali...

        2. 2.Section 8 of that Act (which is superseded by paragraph...

        3. 3.(1) In section 27 of that Act as amended by...

        4. 4.(1) At the end of Schedule 1 to that Act,...

      2. The Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1923

        1. 5.In section 9(5) of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act...

      3. The Public Health Act 1936

        1. 6.In section 3(1)(b) of the Public Health Act 1936 (under...

        2. 7.Sections 79 and 80 of that Act (which relate to...

      4. The Public Health (Drainage of Trade Premises) Act 1937

        1. 8.Sections 2(4) and 3(2) of the Public Health (Drainage of...

        2. 9.In section 4(5) of that Act (under which disputes arising...

        3. 10.In section 10(1) of that Act (which authorises the taking...

      5. The Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Protection) (Scotland) Act 1951

        1. 11.In section 9 of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Protection)...

      6. The Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) (Scotland) Act 1951

        1. 12.In section 12(4) of the Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) (Scotland)...

        2. 13.In section 17(1) of that Act (which sets out the...

        3. 14.In section 18 of that Act (which relates to the...

        4. 15.In section 19 of that Act (which empowers river purification...

      7. The Clean Air Act 1956

        1. 16.(1) In subsection (1) of section 30 of the Clean...

      8. The Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) Act 1961

        1. 17.In section 10(1) of the Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) Act...

      9. The Public Health Act 1961

        1. 18.At the end of section 34(5) of the Public Health...

      10. The London Government Act 1963

        1. 19.In section 41(1)(b) of the London Government Act 1963 (which...

      11. The Water Resources Act 1963

        1. 20.In section 77(2) of the Water Resources Act 1963 (which...

        2. 21.In section 113(1) of that Act (which authorises water authorities...

      12. The Housing Act 1964

        1. 22.In section 95 of the Housing Act 1964, after subsection...

      13. The Spray Irrigation (Scotland) Act 1964

        1. 23.In section 9(2) of the Spray Irrigation (Scotland) Act 1964...

      14. The Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) (Scotland) Act 1965

        1. 24.In section 10(1) of the Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) (Scotland)...

      15. The Civic Amenities Act 1967

        1. 25.(1) In section 18(1) of the Civic Amenities Act 1967...

      16. The Hovercraft Act 1968

        1. 26.In section 1(1)(g) of the Hovercraft Act 1968 for the...

      17. The Water Act 1973

        1. 27.For the purposes of section 14 of the Water Act...

        2. 28.In subsection (12) of section 24 of that Act (which...

        3. 29.In section 36(3) of that Act (which among other things...

        4. 30.In paragraph 17(2) of Schedule 7 to that Act (which...

      18. The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973

        1. 31.In paragraph 1 of Schedule 28 to the Local Government...

    4. Schedule 4

      Repeals

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