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Environmental
PROTECTION
Who are we and what do we do?
Environmental Protection is a Environmental Protection is The team with the closest
team of 14 highly split into three sections which links to the emergency
scientifically qualified staff I head as Assistant Director – services is the Water
based at Howard Davis Farm Environmental Protection. Resources team in their role
in Trinity. They are part of the The sections are; as the regulator of the Water
Environment Division of the Pollution (Jersey) Law 2000.
Planning and Environment 1. Water Resources The law aims to prevent
Department and, among their 2. Agricultural Inspection pollution of the aquatic
responsibilities, is acting as & Pesticide Compliance environment, which includes
the regulatory body for a 3. Waste Regulation sources of water for drinking,
large portion of the island’s agricultural and recreational
environmental legislation. From the regulatory purposes. Pollution in this
perspective, they need to instance includes:
The areas of business know and understand
covered by Environmental environmental legislation “the introduction directly or
Protection are varied, and including the Weeds (Jersey) indirectly into controlled
include:- Pollution Control and Law 1961, the Pesticides waters of any substance, or
Regulation, Pollution (Jersey) Law 1991, the Plant energy, where its introduction
Prevention, Water Resource Health (Jersey) Law 2003, the results or is likely to result in”
Management, Monitoring of Agricultural Marketing (Jersey)
byWILLIE PEGGIE the Aquatic Environment, Law 1953, the Water (Jersey) (a) a hazard to human health
Assistant Director
Drinking Water Regulation, Law 1972 (as amended), the or water supplies;
Environmental Protection
Waste Regulation, Pesticide Water Pollution (Jersey) Law (b) harm to any living
Regulation, and Plant and 2000, the Water Resources resource or aquatic
Produce Imports and (Jersey) Law 2007, the EU ecosystem;
Exports. Bathing Water Directive, and (c) damage to any amenity;

the Waste Management or
The team attends To cover this workload (Jersey) Law 2005. (d) interference with any
approximately 100
legitimate use of
pollution incidents
controlled waters.
each year as well as
Often there is a need to
undertaking assess the potential for
awareness programs,
pollution to Jersey’s
acting as first
controlled waters which
responder/investigator
ultimately provides all of our
drinking water and, if need
of potential pollution be, to take action to prevent
incidents.

problems arising. The team
attends approximately 100
pollution incidents each year
as well as undertaking
awareness programs, acting
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