River basin management plans: consultation analysis

Analysis of responses to consultation on proposed amendments to the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011.

4. Next Steps

We are grateful for the comments made by respondents and, taking into account these comments, we propose to take forward amendments to certain general binding rules, as set out in section 3.

The integration of the Water Environment (Oil Storage)(Scotland) Regulations 2006 into CAR has allowed us opportunity to extend the oil storage provisions to include depots for onward distribution which have been identified as a potential risk. Under the requirements of the Technical Standards Directive this will require the draft regulations to be notified to the European Commission.

It is anticipated that, following that notification, the regulations will be laid in Parliament in the autumn of 2017.


Email: Joyce Carr,

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
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