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The Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) Regulations 1991

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2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • “construct” includes install and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly;

  • “fuel oil” 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” means—


    any animals kept for the production of food or wool; or


    any birds kept for the production of food;

  • “reception pit” 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;

  • “relevant substance” means slurry, fuel oil or, as the case may be, the crop being made into silage;

  • “slurry” means—


    excreta produced by livestock whilst in a yard or building; or


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

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

  • “slurry storage system” means—


    a slurry storage tank;


    any reception pit and any effluent tank used in connection with the slurry storage tank; and


    any channels and pipes used in connection with the slurry storage tank, any reception pit or any effluent tank; and

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

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