Legislation

1st November 2017

SI 2017/1042

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.

31st October 2017

WSI 2017/1026.

 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.

26th October 2017

SSI 2017/350.

The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Monitoring Surface Coal Mining Sites) (Scotland) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 1st January 2018. These Regulations provide for fees to be paid to planning authorities in relation to site visits made for the purpose of monitoring compliance with surface coal mineral permissions. Regulation 3 specifies when a fee is payable and the amount to be paid.