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Scottish Government Consultation on River Basin Management Plans

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on "River basin management plans - silage, slurry and anaerobic digestate – improving storage and application"

Good water quality is important to us all and it is important that we continue to protect this key natural resource in Scotland. This consultation invites stakeholders to respond to a range of proposed updates to The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (“CAR”).

This consultation serves several purposes:

  • Proposed consolidation of The (Control of Pollution) (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 into CAR as a set of general binding rules,
  • Modernisation of those provisions to take account of recent changes in land use practice; and
  • Miscellaneous revisions to various existing general binding rules within Schedule 3 of CAR.

Responding to this Consultation

Responses to this consultation are invited by 13 April 2021.

Please respond to this consultation using the Scottish Government’s consultation hub, Citizen Space (http://consult.gov.scot). Access and respond to this consultation online at https://consult.gov.scot/environment-forestry/delivering-scotland-s-river-basin-management-plans . You can save and return to your responses while the consultation is still open. Please ensure that consultation responses are submitted before the closing date of 13 April 2021.

If you are unable to respond using our consultation hub, please complete the Respondent Information Form and email your response to: eqce@gov.scot