S.I. 1992 No. 339
The Secretary of State for the Environment and the Secretary of State for Wales, acting jointly in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 138(1) of the Water Industry Act 19911 and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Trade Effluents (Prescribed Processes and Substances) Regulations 1992 and shall come into force on 20th March 1992.
2. Trade effluent which derives from any process which occasions liquid discharges containing trichloroethylene or perchloroethylene in quantities of thirty kilogrammes per year or more shall be special category effluent for the purposes of Chapter III of Part IV of the Water Industry Act 1991.2
This discharge of special category effluent is subject to control by the Secretary of State under the provisions of Chapter III of Part IV of the Water Industry Act 1991.
These Regulations provide that trade effluent derived from any process which occasions liquid discharges of trichloroethylene or perchloroethylene in quantities of thirty kilogrammes or more per year shall be special category effluent for the purposes of that Chapter.
The Regulations are made in order to implement Council Directive 99/415/EEC3 in relation to the discharge to sewer of trichloroethylene or perchlorethylene.
Council Directive 90/415/EEC amends Annex II to Council Directive 86/280/ECC4 on limit values and quality objectives for discharges of certain dangerous substances included in List I of the Annex to Council Directive 76/464/EEC.5____________________