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Amendment to the Northern Ireland Groundwater Regulations

18 March 2016

What is the new legislation:
The Groundwater (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016
What is the amended legislation: The Groundwater Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009
Who does this affect: Northern Ireland
When does this change take place: 20th June 2016

These Regulations amend the Groundwater Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 in order to transpose the provisions of the Commission Directive 2014/80/EU amending Annex II to Directive 2006/118/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration.

The amendments make a small technical adjustment to a threshold value to bring it in line with the rest of the UK and current EU water quality standards. 

The full text of the Regulations may be found here.
Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk