Title: Assigning Groundwater Assessment Criteria for Pollutant Inputs 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2010 
Availability: WAT-PS-10-01 
Author 1/Producer: Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/water_regulation/guidance/pollu ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 1.8 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Water
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Tools and procedures
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
Diffuse pollution-->Monitoring
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Monitoring overview
Water resources and their management -->Monitoring and mitigation
Short description: EXTRACT: This guidance describes how prevent and limit requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) 2000/60/EC should be applied to assess potentially polluting high risk point source inputs to groundwater. For example: • large discharges to soakaway of sewage or trade effluents; • the percolation of leachate from land contamination or through the basal liner of landfills; • where a quantitative assessment is being carried out. Use of this guidance to regulate inputs to groundwater will enable most of the groundwater quality objectives of both the Groundwater and the Water Framework Directives to be achieved. 
Long description: EXTRACT: The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on how to achieve the consistent allocation of pollution assessment points and derive appropriate assessment limits when assessing inputs of pollutants into groundwater. This guidance therefore provides advice to those complying with, regulating or assessing the acceptability of inputs of potentially polluting substances into groundwater regulated by: • The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (as amended) (PPC). • The Landfill (Scotland) Regulations 2003. • The Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (as amended) (RSA). • The Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (as amended) (CLR). • The Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994 (as amended) (WML). • The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (as amended) (CAR). • Planning and Development Control Regime as regulated by the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) where SEPA are controlling or influencing at the risk assessment stage. It is primarily aimed at SEPA Regulatory and Science staff involved in reviewing, or setting rules and conditions for, groundwater quality risk assessments. However, it is expected that this guidance will also be used by local authorities and other environmental professionals when preparing or reviewing such assessments. 
Link to Organisation(s): Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 24/03/2010

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