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Implementing the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 - Environmental Standards for the Water Environment - Summary and Analysis of Consultation Responses

Implementing the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 - Environmental Standards for the Water Environment - Summary and Analysis of Consultation Responses

Friday, May 30, 2014

ISBN: 9781784125011

The consultation " Implementing the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 - Environmental Standards for the Water Environment" proposed a range of new and updated environmental standards for Scotland's water environment. This document contains a summary of the responses to the consultation.

Executive Summary

The analysis contains a summary of responses to the consultation. Overall the respondents were supportive of the proposals with relatively few concerns raised.

The vast majority of responses were in favour of the proposals for new and revised environmental standards. Many of the comments related to the application of the standards rather than the standards themselves.

It is proposed to introduce the standards this year to allow them to be used as the basis for SEPA's classification exercise to inform the development of river basin management plans