Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations for Wales Amended
What is the new legislation:
The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (Wales) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2015
What is the amended legislation: The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (Wales) Regulations 2009
Who does this effect: Wales
When does this change take place: 18 December 2015
These Regulations amend the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (Wales) Regulations 2009 in order to:
amend the definitions of “natural habitat” and “protected species” to reflect the consolidation and replacement of Directive 79/407/EEC by Directive 2009/147/EC;
update references to legislation under which damage to protected species and natural habitats, and damage on a site of special scientific interest may be authorised;
updates the list of EU legislation in Schedule 2 of the 2009 Regulations, by reference to which activities will attract strict liability. The nature of the activities captured in the list is not affected.
The full text of the Regulations can be found here.