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

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Notice requiring works etc.

7.—(1) The Environment Agency may serve, on a person who has custody or control of silage, slurry or fuel oil or is responsible for the silo, slurry storage system or fuel oil storage tank, in circumstances in which these Regulations apply, a notice (“regulation 7 notice”) requiring the person to carry out works, or take precautions or other steps, specified in the notice.

(2) The works, precautions or other steps must be, in the opinion of the Environment Agency, appropriate, having regard to the requirements of these Regulations, for reducing to a minimum any significant risk of pollution of controlled waters.

(3) The notice must—

(a)specify or describe the works, precautions or other steps that the person is required to carry out or take;

(b)state the period within which any such requirement is to be complied with; and

(c)inform the person of the effect of regulation 8.

(4) The period for compliance stated in the notice is–

(a)28 days; or

(b)such longer period as is reasonable in the circumstances.

(5) A person on whom a regulation 7 notice has been served must comply with the requirements of that notice.

(6) The Environment Agency may at any time (including a time after the period for compliance has ended)—

(a)withdraw the notice;

(b)extend the period for compliance with any requirement of the notice; or

(c)with the consent of the person on whom the notice is served, modify the requirements of the notice.

(7) The Environment Agency must withdraw the notice, extend the period for compliance, or modify the requirements of the notice if so directed by the Welsh Ministers under regulation 8(5).

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