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WATER RESOURCES, ENGLAND AND WALES
19th March 1999
Laid before Parliament
24th March 1999
Coming into force
21st June 1999
Whereas the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions as respects England and the Secretary of State for Wales as respects Wales, having consulted the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, are satisfied that in relation to the area referred to in article 3 of the following Order it is appropriate, with a view to preventing or controlling the entry of any poisonous, noxious or polluting matter into controlled waters, to prohibit or restrict the carrying on in that area of activities which they consider are likely to result in the pollution of any such waters;
And whereas the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and the Secretary of State for Wales therefore consider it appropriate to designate the said area as a water protection zone and to prohibit or restrict the carrying on in the designated area of such activities as may be specified or described in this Order pursuant to the provisions of section 93 of the Water Resources Act 1991(1);
Now, therefore, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions as respects England and the Secretary of State for Wales as respects Wales, on the application of the Environment Agency(2), acting in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 93 of and in accordance with Schedule 11 to the Water Resources Act 1991, and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:
By virtue of section 2 of the Environment Act 1995 the functions of the National Rivers Authority under the Water Resources Act 1991 were transferred to the Environment Agency and by virtue of section 55 anything done by or in relation to the functions which were transferred is treated as being done by the Environment Agency.
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