Water pollution

Water pollution guidance:

Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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What are controlled waters for the purposes of Pt IIA? 'Controlled waters' are defined in the EPA 1990 as having the same meaning as in the Water Resources Act 1991, Pt...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Clean-up liabilities are legal and financial obligations to remediate pollution or contamination pursuant to: • statute, eg a pollution incident which causes...

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The need for environmental protection Septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants are wastewater systems for domestic sewage that are used when properties are not...

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The governing provisions for environmental permitting are in the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR 2016), SI 2016/1154. EPR 2016 came...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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TitleDirective 2006/118/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration. Latest...

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The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001 (the English Regulations), SI 2001/2954 and the Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Oil Storage)...

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TitleCouncil Directive 91/676/EEC of 12 December 1991 concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources Latest...

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What is a special site? A special site is any contaminated land under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Pt IIA (EPA 1990): • designated as such by a local authority...

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Discharges of pollutants to surface water, groundwater or public sewer generally require an environmental permit or consent. This Practice Note looks at the key...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Water pollution from contaminated sites, discharges from industrial processes or sewage treatment works or accidental spillages can result in criminal liabilities, civil...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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