A white paper is launched yesterday for consultation on the proposed Environment (Wales) Bill. The consultation period runs until 15th January 2014.
The Bill is intended to cover the functions and duties of the new environmental regulator in Wales, Natural Resources Wales (NRW), as well as to simplify and clarify environmental and natural resources legislation as it applies in Wales.
The White Paper sets out proposals:
– a more integrated statutory framework for the sustainable management of natural resources
– NRW with statutory functions and duties
– legislative provision to enable improvements in resource efficiency
– provision to streamline and clarify existing regulatory regimes