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The Surface Waters (Dangerous Substances) (Classification) Regulations 1997

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Modification of section 83 of the Water Resources Act 1991

5.  Section 83 of the Water Resources Act 1991 (water quality objectives) shall have effect as if—

(a)it imposed a duty on the Secretary of State to exercise his powers under that section to apply the classification DS4 to all inland freshwaters and the classification DS5 to all coastal waters and relevant territorial waters and to specify 1st April 1998 as the relevant date in each case; and

(b)in relation to performance of that duty and the resulting water quality objectives, subsections (3) to (6) of that section (reviews and consultation requirements) were omitted.

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