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CHANGE IN RULES FOR EFFLUENT DISCHARGE

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After an amendment to the law, the Environment Agency is requesting businesses ensure they are registered to charge...
After an amendment to the law, the Environment Agency is requesting businesses ensure they are registered to charge effluent into rivers and other waters. If they are not properly registered by 1 October they could lose legal protection from pollution offences, it warns.

The change to schedule 23 of the Environment Act 1991 means the operator of each business making use of a discharge consent will have to be named on the agency's register, and not just the person who holds the consent for the discharge site.
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