The Bathing Waters (Classification)
S.I. 1991 No. 1597The Secretary of State for the Environment and the Secretary of State for Wales, acting jointly in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 104, 171 and 185(2) of the Water Act 1989,
hereby make the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Bathing Waters (Classification) Regulations 1991 and
shall come into force on 9th August 1991.
Classification of waters2. (1) A system employing the classification BW1 is prescribed as a system of classification applying
to relevant territorial waters, coastal waters and inland waters which are bathing waters.(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1) above "bathing waters" are waters which are bathing water
within the meaning of Article 1.2 of Council Directive 76/160/EEC and other waters which are
used for bathing.(3) Schedules 1, 2 and 3 (which specify criteria for classification BW1, impose sampling requirements and set out quality standards) shall have effect.
Modification of section 105 of the Water Act 1989
3. Section 105 of the Water Act 1989 shall have effect as if--
|a. ||it imposed a duty on the Secretary of State to exercise his powers under that section to apply
the classification BW1 to relevant territorial waters, coastal waters and inland waters which
are bathing water within the meaning of Article 1.2 of Council Directive 76/160/EEC; and|
|b. ||in relation to the establishment of water quality objectives in pursuance of that duty, subsections (4) and (5) of that section were omitted.|
CRITERIA FOR CLASSIFICATION BW11. Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule, the criteria for the classification BW1 are that--
|a. ||at least 95 percent of samples of the waters taken and tested in accordance with Schedule 2 must conform
to the parametric values specified in Schedule 3;|
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Book title: A Manual of Environmental Protection Law:The Pollution Control Functions of the Environment Agency and SEPA.
Contributors: Michael Fry - Author.
Publisher: Clarendon Press.
Place of publication: Oxford.
Publication year: 1997.
Page number: 622.
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