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Legislation

Legislation and conventions relevant to Forests and Water, one of a series of seven Guidelines that support The UK Forestry Standard (UKFS).


The following legislation is available from www.legislation.gov.uk

Water environment

  • The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003
  • The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (Northumbria River Basin District) Regulations 2003
  • The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (Solway Tweed River Basin District) Regulations 2004
  • Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003
  • The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (as amended)
  • The Water Environment (Diffuse Pollution) (Scotland) Regulations 2008
  • The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003
  • The Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (including amendments up to 2004)

Additional regulatory controls over potential polluting activities, including General Binding Rules, were introduced in Scotland under the following Regulations and amendments:

  • The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005
  • The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007
  • The Water Environment (Diffuse Pollution) (Scotland) Regulations 2008

Further information on GBRs is available from:
Scottish Environmental Protection Agency - www.sepa.org.uk
Scottish Government - www.scotland.gov.uk


Flood management

  • Flood and Water Management Act 2010
  • The Flood Risk Regulations 2009
  • Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009
  • The Water Environment (Floods Directive) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009


Oil and fuel pollution

  • The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001
  • The Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006
  • Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010


Nature conservation

  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
  • Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
  • Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006
  • The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &C.) Regulations 1994 (as amended)
  • Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004
  • Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011
  • The Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002

Pesticides


Waste management

  • The Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994
  • The Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003