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Council regulation on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
UK wide practical guide to the SEA Directive
A Race Equality Strategy for Northern Ireland 2005-2010 published by OFMDFM.
The forest classroom leaflet for Key Stages 1 & 2
IPPC Pigs - Dietary Guidance Notes for Protein & Phosphorus (NI)
Department of Agriculture advisory leaflet on the evaluation of habitat for salmon and trout.
The purpose of this report is to inform central government, district councils, the general public and any other interested parties as to the number and nature of noise complaints received each year by district councils across Northern Ireland.
There are 141 lakes in Northern Ireland greater than 10 ha. On applying the Water Framework Directive (WFD, or the Directive) System A typology, a number of types have been recorded.
The Water Framework Directive (WFD, or the Directive) requires Member States to identify the location and boundaries of bodies of surface water and to carry out an initial characterisation of all such bodies (Annex II).
As part of the 2005 Article 5. WFD Characterisation Technical Report, Member States were required to identify the location and boundaries of bodies of surface water and to carry out an initial characterisation of all such bodies.
The aims of the methodology are to determine whether water bodies (rivers, lakes and transitional) identified in Northern Ireland are at risk or not at risk, with low or high confidence, from the combined pressures of abstraction and flow regulation.
The Water Framework Directive (WFD) aims to take a holistic view of all activities in the aquatic environment, whereas previous EC legislation has been directed at controlling specific discharges or activities in the marine environment.
The diffuse pollution risk assessment is based primarily on impact data1, where available, supplemented by a screening tool method that identifies waterbodies at risk from significant diffuse pollution pressures.
This method summary details the approach taken to assessing river and lake water bodies which are at risk of failing the environmental objectives of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), because of morphological alterations.
This methodology describes the use of impact data from monitoring for rivers and lakes. It is based on the UKTAG guidance, and includes the use of current classification schemes and assessments for Protected Areas.
For the initial pressure and impact analysis, the only ‘other human’ pressures considered are alien species. UKTAG guidance1 is available on:
• the pressures from alien species on river, lake, transitional and coastal water bodies
We have broadly followed the approach suggested by UKTAG for the risk assessment of point source pressures. Point source pressures are discharges of effluent or waste from identifiable outfalls. These are generally subject to regulation and control.
River Reference Conditions for Northern Ireland River Types.
The Water Framework Directive (WFD or the Directive) requires Member States to identify the location and boundaries of bodies of surface water and to carry out an initial characterisation of all such bodies (Annex II).
The same procedure used to identify and subsequently type the baseline river water bodies (catchment area > 10 km2)1 and lake water bodies (surface area > 0.5 km2)2 has been extrapolated to include small water bodies.