The proposals covered by this Scottish Government Consultation on Proposals for an Integrated Framework of Environmental Regulation have the potential to improve regulation of micro hydro schemes in Scotland. Given current delays in reforming regulation for England and Wales, this may also in due course have an impact on the Environment Agency's procedures.
Follow these links for the consultation proposals and the response form.
I shall post a draft mha response on this page and invite comments from members before final submission.
The Scottish Government's introduction follows:
"The proposals outlined in this consultation will deliver a simpler legislative framework which will enable SEPA to focus greatest effort on the environmental problems that matter most. It will provide a more consistent range of enforcement tools so that, proportionate and effective action can be taken against those who would damage the environment."
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"We are inviting written responses to this consultation paper by 4 August 2012.
Please send your response with the completed Respondent Information Form . . . . to: EQCAT@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Environmental Quality Division
Responses may also be faxed to 0131 244 0211.
We would be grateful if you could clearly indicate in your response which questions or parts of the consultation paper you are responding to as this will aid our analysis
of the responses received. We aim to issue a report on this consultation process before the end of 2012."
Contact: Neil Ritchie
Address: 1-H North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh
Telephone: 0131 244 7250
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