Water Framework Directive Section 4 Discharges

This is a points dataset of licensed and licensable Section 4 discharges to water to support the characterisation of waterbodies for the 2nd Cycle of River Basin Management Planning. These sites were collected by RPS, upon appointment by EPA in October 2015. This dataset takes in account, among other datasets, the Section 4s dataset developed in 2005 as Point Source Pressures for the Article 5 Characterisation and Risk Assessment Report for the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC; (European Communities (Water Policy) Regulations 2003 (SI 722 of 2003)).


Note: The above dataset may be a shortcut summary for all local authority section 4 trade effluent licences, as many local authorities do not publish list of section 4, or publish the terms/conditions in those licences. The data was aggregated in 2015, but very few, if any new section 4 licences have been granted in recent years.

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