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Local Government (Water Pollution) Act, 1977

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Number 1 of 1977


LOCAL GOVERNMENT (WATER POLLUTION) ACT, 1977


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Interpretation.

2.

Water Pollution Advisory Council.

3.

General prohibition on entry of polluting matter to waters.

4.

Licensing of trade and sewage effluents.

5.

Provisions consequential on section 4.

6.

Regulations for the purpose of section 4 and 8.

7.

Review of licence under section 4.

8.

Appeals in relation to sections 4 and 7.

9.

Registers of licences under sections 4 and 16 and of water abstractions.

10.

Provisions relating to certain contraventions under Act.

11.

High Court's power to prohibit continuance of contravention of section 3 (1) or 4 (1).

12.

Local authority's power to require measures to be taken to prevent water pollution.

13.

Local authority's power to prevent and abate pollution in certain circumstances.

14.

Notification of accidental discharges.

15.

Water quality management plans.

16.

Licensing of discharges to sewers.

17.

Review of licence under section 16.

18.

Provisions consequential on section 16.

19.

Regulations for the purpose of sections 16 and 20.

20.

Appeals in relation to sections 16 and 17.

21.

Transfer of certain appeals to An Bord Pleanála.

22.

Monitoring, etc. by local authorities and sanitary authorities.

23.

Obligation to give information to local authorities and sanitary authorities.

24.

Consultation by local authorities, sanitary authorities and boards of conservators.

25.

Establishment of water quality control authorities.

26.

Quality standards, etc.

27.

Regulations restricting use of certain vessels.

28.

Powers of entry, inspection, etc.

29.

Research, etc. into water pollution.

30.

Regulations generally.

31.

Local authority's power to prosecute.

32.

Service of notices under Act.

33.

Commencement.

34.

Repeals.

35.

Expenses.

36.

Short title.

Acts Referred to

Foreshore Act, 1933

1933, No. 12.

Harbours Act, 1946

1946, No. 9.

Shannon Electricity Act, 1925 .

1925, No. 26.

Liffey Reservoir Act, 1936 .

1936, No. 54.

Arterial Drainage Act, 1945 .

1945, No. 3.

Electricity (Supply) (Amendment) Act, 1945 .

1945, No. 12.

Turf Development Act, 1946 .

1946, No. 10.

Local Authorities (Works) Act, 1949 .

1949, No. 17.

Local Authorities (Combined Purchasing) Act, 1939

1939, No. 14.

Local Government (Superannuation) Act, 1956

1956, No. 10.

Companies Act, 1963

1963, No. 33.

Rivers Pollution Prevention Act, 1876

1876, c.75.

Rivers Pollution Prevention Act, 1893

1893, c.31.

Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

1959, No. 14.

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Number 1 of 1977


LOCAL GOVERNMENT (WATER POLLUTION) ACT, 1977


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTROL OF WATER POLLUTION AND FOR OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH WATER POLLUTION. [15th March, 1977]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: