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14th May 2018

SI 2018/575

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force 1st June.   These Regulations make amendments in relation to England to a number of pieces of secondary legislation within the remit of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.  Several provisions reflect an amendment to Annex 3 to Directive 2008/98/EC. Amendments are made to:

  • the Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/668) to correct a reference relating to the methodology used for calculating nitrate concentration in water bodies.
  • the Water Abstraction (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/1047) to correct an error in the description of what circumstances qualify as granting a more limited abstraction licence than that applied for.

The Regulations make other miscellaneous minor amendments to legislation in the fields of agriculture, animal health and welfare, environmental protection, food, horticulture, plant health, sea fisheries, seeds, waste and water, in particular amending out of date references to domestic legislation and to EU instruments.