The Water Abstraction and Impounding (Exemptions) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 1st January 2018. These Regulations provide for exemptions from the restriction on abstraction and the restriction on impounding works in the Water Resources Act 1991 (c. 57).
The Water Abstraction (Specified Enactments) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 1st January 2018. These Regulations specify enactments for the purposes of section 102(5)(b) of the Water Act 2003 (c. 37).
That section states that nothing in those specified enactments prevents the Environment Agency or the Natural Resources Body for Wales from granting an abstraction licence.
The Water Resources (Miscellaneous Revocations) (Wales) Order 2017. Comes into force 1st January 2018. This Order revokes Orders deemed to be made under section 33 of the Water Resources Act 1991 (c. 57). Those Orders provide exemptions from the restrictions on abstraction of water in section 24 of that Act.
The orders in question are listed in the Schedule.