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Environment (Wales) Act 2016 (2016 anaw 3).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
Wales
Document type
Legislation
Date
2016
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act of the National Assembly for Wales to promote sustainable management of natural resources; to provide for targets for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases; to reform the law on charges for carrier bags; to provide for the separate collection of waste, prohibit disposal of food waste to sewers and provide for prohibiting or regulating disposal of waste by incineration; to make provision about several and regulated fisheries for shellfish; to make provision about fees for marine licences; to establish the Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee; and to make minor changes to the law about land drainage and byelaws made by the Natural Resources Body for Wales.
Subject
Air & atmosphere, Environment gen., Fisheries, Land & soil, Sea, Water, Wild species & ecosystems, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Air quality/air pollution Emissions Environmental standards Basic legislation Institution Ecosystem preservation Environmental planning Climate change Coastal zone management Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Fishery management and conservation Marine fisheries Crustaceans Soil pollution/quality Waste management Waste disposal Freshwater resources management Sustainable development Flood Disasters Sewerage Biodiversity Protection of habitats
Geographical area
Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Act makes provision with respect to a wide variety of matters regarding the environment in Wales including: the sustainable management of natural resources (includes animals, plants and other organisms, air, water and soil) climate change and targets for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases from Wales; collection and disposal of waste; shellfish fisheries; marine licensing; land drainage. It amends the Natural Resources Body for Wales (Establishment) Order 2012 so that sustainable managem

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Implements

Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control).

Legislation | European Union | 2010

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Environmental standards, Business/industry/corporations, Integrated management, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Waste management, Effluent waste water/discharge, Waste non-domestic sources, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora

Legislation | European Union | 1992

Keyword: Protected area, Biodiversity, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Management/conservation, Endangered species, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Ecosystem preservation, Data collection/reporting, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amends

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (2006 Chapter 16).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: Environmental planning, Biodiversity, Management/conservation, Institution, Birds, Alien species, National parks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (Cap. 23).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Inland fisheries, Enforcement/compliance, Coastal zone management, Land-use planning, Basic legislation, Policy/planning, Maritime zone, Territorial sea, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone, Marine area, Marine protected areas

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Land Drainage Act 1991 (Chapter 59).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1991

Keyword: Basic legislation, Drainage/land reclamation, Institution, Inland waters, Waterworks, Flood, Water charges

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Resources Act 1991 (Chapter 57).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1991

Keyword: Tax/levy, Basic legislation, Institution, Inland waters, Navigation, Irrigation, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Flood, Water shortage/drought, Freshwater resources management, River basin institution, Waterworks, Water abstraction, Authorization/permit, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Chapter 43).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1990

Keyword: Basic legislation, Institution, Environmental planning, Education, Soil pollution/quality, Waste management, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Cap. 29).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Inland fisheries, Coastal zone management, Inland waters, Waterworks, Flood, Tax/levy, Institution, Drainage/land reclamation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Act 2014 (Chapter 21).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2014

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, Disasters, Coastal zone management, Framework law, Basic legislation, Freshwater resources management, Institution, Inland waters, Water supply, Sewerage, Authorization/permit, Water abstraction, Water quality standards, Water shortage/drought, Flood, Drainage/land reclamation, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Governance, Water rights, Waterworks, Monitoring, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environment Act 1995 (Chapter 25).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1995

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Environmental standards, Framework law, Basic legislation, Institution, Pollution control, Environmental planning, EIA, Offences/penalties, Cultural heritage, Marine fisheries, Soil pollution/quality, Certification, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Soil rehabilitation, Waste management, Flood, Drainage/land reclamation, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Protected area, Policy/planning, National parks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Chapter 69).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1981

Keyword: Basic legislation, Management/conservation, Protected area, National parks, Birds, Hunting/capture, Endangered species, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 (2000 Chapter 97).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1949 (2015)

Keyword: Servitude, Private land, Procedural matters, Expropriation, Contract/agreement, Basic legislation, Management/conservation, Protected area, National parks, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act, 1967.

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1967

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Crustaceans, Molluscs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Industry Act 1991 (Chapter 56).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1991

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Institution, Waterworks, Potable water, Effluent waste water/discharge, Water charges, Industrial water use, Irrigation, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Carbon Accounting (Wales) Regulations 2018 (W.S.I. No. 1301 (W. 255) of 2018).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2018

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Climate change, Emissions, Emissions trading

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Climate Change (International Aviation and International Shipping) (Wales) Regulations 2018 (W.S.I. No. 1302 (W. 256) of 2018).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2018

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Climate change, Emissions, Emissions trading

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Climate Change (Net Welsh Emissions Account Credit Limit) (Wales) Regulations 2018 (W.S.I. No. 1305 (W. 259) of 2018).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2018

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Climate change, Emissions, Emissions trading, Ozone layer

Source: FAO, FAOLEX