369. Pollution of waters arising from agricultural operations.

(3)     Protection of Soil and Waters

369.     Pollution of waters arising from agricultural operations.

A person who knowingly permits a water discharge activity1 or groundwater activity2, except under and to the extent authorised by an environmental permit, commits an offence3.

Provision is made empowering the Environment Agency or, in relation to Wales, the Natural Resources Body for Wales to carry out or require the carrying out of anti-pollution works in respect of controlled waters, if necessary at the polluter's expense4; empowering the Secretary of State to require persons in possession of