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Title: Assessment of estuarine/marine water quality using benthic macroinvertebrates : standard methodologies : final draft : biology laboratory procedures manual. Section C : test methods and procedures
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Under the Water Resources Act (1991) the NRA has the following, main, statutory duties in Pollution Control and Water Quality which are relevant to marine biology. (One) to monitor the extent of pollution in controlled waters (Section 84). (Two) to produce a system of classification for controlled waters (Section 82). (Three) to achieve Water Quality Objectives in all controlled waters (Section 84). (Four) to conserve and enhance the amenity of inland and coastal water, and of land associated with such water (Section 16). (Five) to determine and issue consents for discharge of wastes to controlled waters (Schedule 10, Section 2, Paragraph 5 ). A requirement for biological monitoring of the impact of marine discharges can be included within the consent. The schedule states that 'The conditions subject to which a consent may be given under this paragraph shall be such conditions as the Authority may think fit.' (Six) to monitor effluents to demonstrate compliance with consents (Water Act 1991, Section 106). (Seven) to prosecute for polluting water, such that it is injurious to fish, under Section 4 of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act. (Eight) whenever possible to prevent pollution at source (Section 92).
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Coastal watersEstuariesMacroinvertebratesPollution controlMarine ecologyWater resources
Extent: 46
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