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The Control of Pollution (Registers) Regulations 1989

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Samples of effluent and water

7.—(1) The register shall–

(a)contain such particulars as are mentioned in paragraph (2) with respect to samples taken by the Authority for the purposes of its functions under Chapter I;

(b)indicate in relation to each sample so taken whether the requirements of section 148(1) (admissibility of analyses of samples) were complied with or are treated, by virtue of section 148(2), as having been complied with; and

(c)contain such of the particulars mentioned in paragraph (2)(a) to (c) as may be ascertained from such information with respect to any sample taken by a person other than the Authority and the analysis of that sample as is acquired by the Authority from any person under arrangements made by it for the purposes of Chapter I.

(2) The particulars mentioned in paragraph (1) are–

(a)the date and time of day when the sample was taken;

(b)the place where the sample was taken;

(c)the result of the analysis of the sample; and

(d)the steps (if any) taken by the Authority or by the other party to such arrangements as are mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) in consequence of the result of any such analysis.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), the particulars required by paragraph (2)(c) shall be entered on the register–

(a)in the case of any analysis undertaken by or on behalf of the Authority, not later than two months after the day on which the sample was taken; and

(b)in the case of any other analysis, within 28 days after the results of that analysis are notified to the Authority;

and the other particulars required by paragraph (1) shall be entered as soon as practicable.

(4) Where the Authority or any other person initiates legal proceedings against any person in consequence of the taking of any such sample as is mentioned in paragraph (1), the relevant entry shall be made–

(a)where the Authority initiates the proceedings, not later than 14 days after the final determination of those proceedings;

(b)in any other case, not later than 14 days after the date on which the Authority was notified of the final determination of the proceedings.

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