Register of Protected Areas - Nutrient Sensitive Points

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These nutrient sensitive points are those locations listed in accordance with the Urban Waste Water Treatment (UWWT) Directive 91/271/EEC on Urban Waste Water Treatment and S.I. 254 / 2001, S.I. 440/2004 and S.I. 48/2010. The waterbody containing the sensitive area is used to represent the nutrient sensitive area.

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Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2005-01-01
Date dataset updated 2017-11-01
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Rights notes ['no limitations', '', 'license', '', 'license']
Update frequency Other
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.47472, 51.44555],[-10.47472, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 51.44555], [-10.47472, 51.44555]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) TM65 / Irish Grid (EPSG:29902)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "1014", "verticalDomainName": "EPSG Projection 5731 - Malin Head height", "minVerticalExtent": "0"}
Provenance information The nutrient sensitive points included within the Register are those locations listed in the Urban Waste Water Treatment (UWWT) Directive 91/271/EEC and Regulations S.I. No. 208/1999, S.I. 254/2001, S.I. 440/2004 and S.I. 48/2010. The waterbody containing the sensitive area is used to represent the nutrient sensitive area. A Nitrates Action Programme was prepared in accordance with Article 5 of the Nitrates Directive (91/676/EEC) and was applied to the whole territory of the State. Consequently no NVZs were designated and a polygon showing the whole of the Republic of Ireland is supplied for reporting purposes. Spatial Accuracy: all protected water bodies are extracted from the existing WFD water body layers: spatial accurracy of each of the water body types (river, lake or transitional water) is described in the metadata for that layer. Thematic Accuracy: The name of each protected area is as per the relevant legislation. Protected area codes are unique incremental numbers. Currency: New Urban Waste Water Regulations were created in early 2010, but this was past the deadline for creation of RBMPs. New sensitive areas designated in this legislation have been added to the national register of protected areas but are not reported as they were not designated at the time of RBMP creation Logical Consistency: The dataset meets the topological requirements set out in Guidance Document number 22: Support for Reporting of RBMP, Guidance on reporting of spatial data. Article 10 of the Directive obliges Member States to report every 4 years tot eh European Commission on the implementation of the Directive in their country.
Period of time covered (begin) 2005-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2015-01-26

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