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The Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Silage, Slurry and Agriculture Fuel Oil) (Wales) Regulations 2010

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

  • “construct” (“adeiladu”) includes install;

  • “Environment Agency” (“Asiantaeth yr Amgylchedd”) means the agency established under Chapter I of the Environment Act 1995(1);

  • “fuel oil” (“olew tanwydd”) means oil intended for use as a fuel for the production of heat or power but does not include oil intended for use exclusively as a fuel for heating a farmhouse or other residential premises on a farm and stored separately from other oil;

  • “livestock” (“da byw”) means—

    (a)

    animals kept for the production of food or wool, or

    (b)

    birds kept for the production of food;

  • “reception pit” (“pydew derbyn”) means a pit used for the collection of slurry before it is transferred into a slurry storage tank or for the collection of slurry discharged from such a tank;

  • “silage” (“silwair”) includes a crop being made into silage;

  • “silage effluent” (“elifiant silwair”) means effluent from silage;

  • “silo” (“seilo”) means a structure used for making or storing silage;

  • “slurry” (“slyri”) means liquid or semi-liquid matter composed of—

    (a)

    excreta produced by livestock while in a yard or building (including that held in wood chip corrals); or

    (b)

    a mixture wholly or mainly consisting of livestock excreta, livestock bedding, rainwater and washings from a building or yard used by livestock,

    of a consistency that allows it to be pumped or discharged by gravity at any stage in the handling process;

  • “slurry storage tank” (“tanc storio slyri”) includes a lagoon, a pit (other than a reception pit) or tower used for the storage of slurry.

(2) A reference in these Regulations to a slurry storage system includes a slurry storage tank and—

(a)any reception pit and any effluent tank used in connection with the tank; and

(b)any channels and pipes used in connection with the tank, any reception pit or any effluent tank.

(3) A requirement in these Regulations for a silo or slurry storage tank to conform to a British Standard (in whole or in part) is satisfied if the silo or tank conforms to a standard or specification that provides an equivalent level of protection and performance and is recognised for use in a member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Turkey.

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