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The Bathing Water Regulations 2008

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Identification of bathing waters

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3.—(1) For the purposes of these Regulations—

(a)the surface waters on the English list are identified as bathing waters in relation to England; and

(b)the surface waters on the Welsh list are identified as bathing waters in relation to Wales.

(2) The Secretary of State and the Agency must publish the English list on their respective websites.

(3) The Welsh Ministers and the Agency must publish the Welsh list on their respective websites.

(4) In this regulation—

(a)“the English list” means the list entitled “Bathing Waters (England) 2008”, held at the principal office of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (which is at Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR)(1); and

(b)“the Welsh list” means the list entitled “Bathing Waters (Wales) 2008” deposited in the library of the Welsh Assembly Government at Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ(2).

(5) For the purposes of giving effect to the Bathing Water Directive, section 104(1) of the Water Resources Act 1991(3) (meaning of “controlled waters”) has effect as if “inland freshwaters” included any lake or pond (other than a relevant lake or pond within the meaning of that section) identified under this regulation.

(1)

The list is also available on the Department’s website: www.defra.gov.uk

(2)

The list is also available from the Welsh Assembly Government’s website at www.wales.gov.uk.

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