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190 Pollution control register.E+W

(1)It shall be the duty of the [F1Agency] to maintain, in accordance with regulations made by the Secretary of State, registers containing prescribed particulars of [F2or relating to]

(a)any notices of water quality objectives or other notices served under section 83 above;

(b)applications made for consents under Chapter II of Part III of this Act;

(c)consents given under that Chapter and the conditions to which the consents are subject;

F3(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(e)the following, that is to say—

(i)samples of water or effluent taken by the [F1Agency] for the purposes of any of the water pollution provisions of this Act;

(ii)information produced by analyses of those samples;

(iii)such information with respect to samples of water or effluent taken by any other person, and the analyses of those samples, as is acquired by the [F1Agency] from any person under arrangements made by the [F1Agency] for the purposes of any of those provisions; and

(iv)the steps taken in consequence of any such information as is mentioned in any of sub-paragraphs (i) to (iii) above;

F4. . .

F4(f). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F5(g)applications made to the Agency for the variation of discharge consents;

(h)enforcement notices served under section 90B above;

(j)revocations, under paragraph 7 of Schedule 10 to this Act, of discharge consents;

(k)appeals under section 91 above;

(l)directions given by the Secretary of State in relation to the Agency’s functions under the water pollution provisions of this Act;

(m)convictions, for offences under Part III of this Act, of persons who have the benefit of discharge consents;

(n)information obtained or furnished in pursuance of conditions of discharge consents;

(o)works notices under section 161A above;

(p)appeals under section 161C above;

(q)convictions for offences under section 161D above;

(r)such other matters relating to the quality of water or the pollution of water as may be prescribed by the Secretary of State.

(1A)Where information of any description is excluded from any register by virtue of section 191B below, a statement shall be entered in the register indicating the existence of information of that description.]

(2)It shall be the duty of the [F1Agency]

(a)to secure that the contents of registers maintained by the [F1Agency] under this section are available, at all reasonable times, for inspection by the public free of charge; and

(b)to afford members of the public reasonable facilities for obtaining from the [F1Agency], on payment of reasonable charges, copies of entries in any of the registers.

[F6and, for the purposes of this subsection, places may be prescribed by the Secretary of State at which any such registers or facilities as are mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) above are to be available or afforded to the public in pursuance of the paragraph in question.]

(3)Section 101 above shall have effect in relation to any regulations under this section as it has effect in relation to any subordinate legislation under Part III of this Act.

[F7(4)The Secretary of State may give to the Agency directions requiring the removal from any register maintained by it under this section of any specified information which is not prescribed for inclusion under subsection (1) above or which, by virtue of section 191A or 191B below, ought to have been excluded from the register.

(5)In this section “discharge consent” has the same meaning as in section 91 above.]

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F1Words in s. 190 substituted (subject to other provisions of the amending Act) (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 128 (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3 (with art. 4)

F2Words in s. 190(1) inserted (21.11.1996 for certain purposes and 31.12.1996 otherwise) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 169(2) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/2909, arts. 2, 3 (subject to saving provisions in art. 4)

F3S. 190(1)(d) repealed (21.11.1996 for certain purposes and 31.12.1996 otherwise) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1)(3), Sch. 22 para. 169(3), Sch. 24 (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/2909, arts. 2, 3 (subject to saving provisions in art. 4)

F4S. 190(1)(f) and word preceding it repealed (21.11.1996 for certain purposes and 31.12.1996 otherwise) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1)(3), Sch. 22 para. 169(4), Sch. 24 (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/2909, arts. 2, 3 (subject to saving provisions in art. 4)

F5S. 190(1)(g)-(r)(1A) added (21.11.1996 for certain purposes and 31.12.1996 otherwise) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 169(4) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/2909, arts. 2, 3 (subject to saving provisions in art. 4)

F6Words in s. 190(2) added (21.11.1996 for certain purposes and 31.12.1996 otherwise) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 169(5) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/2909, arts. 2, 3 (subject to saving provisions in art. 4)

F7S. 190(4)(5) added (21.11.1996 for certain purposes and 31.12.1996 otherwise) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 169(6) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/2909, arts. 2, 3 (subject to saving provisions in art. 4)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 190 amended (27.8.1993) by 1993 c. 12, ss. 40, 51(2), Sch. 3 Pt. I para. 9 (with s. 46).

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