Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
The aim of the Regulations is to provide a framework to regulate activities which could have an adverse effect on Scotland’s water environment, including abstraction, impoundments, engineering, dredging, surface water drainage, and pollution.
The amendments incorporate the Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (“SSAFO”) into the Regulations and introduce some new measures, with the aim of protecting the water environment.
What are the key amendments to the Regulations?
The key amendments included within the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 are to the General Binding Rules (GBRs) as follows:
The consolidation of SSAFO provisions into CAR includes the removal of an exemption for silage and slurry stores constructed prior to September 1991.
There are minor revisions to various existing GBRs in the interests of clarity and effectiveness. The changes made to existing activities 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 22, 25, 27, and 28 are mostly to clarify the requirements within the activity.
The regulations revoke the Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Scotland) Regulations 2003.
The Regulations come into force from 01 January 2022
Transitional Periods –
Consultation on the draft Green Growth Strategy for Northern Ireland, Consultation on the draft Green Growth Strategy for Northern Ireland
Consultation for the Reduction of Single-Use Plastic Beverage Cups and Food Containers in Northern Ireland, Consultation for the Reduction of Single-Use Plastic Beverage Cups and Food Containers in Northern Ireland
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