Proposals for an Integrated Framework of environmental regulation (SEPA)
I have drafted a response to the consultation here. Please comment on the blog if you have any changes to suggest and please submit your own responses to SEPA directly to this email address using this form. Responses must be received by 4th August 2012 - see alo previous blog entry
DECC have announced the changes from 1 October and 1 December 2012 here.
I have extracted decisions relevant to micro hydro from the Government response following the consultation and added my initial comments here. Key points differing from the present arrangements are:
The EA has now confirmed how it proposes to re-activate the consultation by issuing the following to the hydropower Working Group:
Both the BHA and the mha have expressed concern at the way flow/abstraction standards have been addressed during the consultation and have asked to meet senior EA management to discuss a satisfactory way forward. I will post developments on the mha website.
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