The Private Water Supplies (England) Regulations 2008

The regulations would require Local Authorities to complete risk assessments of all small and large suppliers within 5 years of the regulations coming into
force.  Risk assessments will involve surveying the private water supply to minimise the contamination of source water.  The proposed regulations recommend that  councils may also charge to carry out a risk assessment, sampling and audit.  It is the CLA's view that there is a real danger that more powers may be given to Local Authorities than is necessary or than what is required under the Directive.  The CLA think that existing control measures are sufficient.

EU Commission's proposal to amend the EU Emissions Trading Scheme from 2013

In response to Defra's Consultation on the review of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) from 2013 we argue that forestry has an important contribution to make in reducing climate change and should be included as a sector within the ETS.  The CLA also believes that greenhouse gas emissions and carbon removals, particularly carbon sequestered from post 1990 forests, should be able to be traded within the ETS


EFRA Inquiry into Flooding

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) is holding an inquiry
into flooding.  Evidence sessions are to begin in October and the Committee's work is intended to contribute to the conclusions of the independently-led 'lessons learned' exercise that the Secretary of State announced on 12 July 2007.  The CLA has produced written comments compiled from members' experiences of the recent flooding and put forward views on what steps public authorities should take to address them

GB Invasive Non-Native Species Framework Strategy-Consultation Response Form

The GB Invasive Non-native Species Framework Strategy is intended to provide a strategic framework within which the actions of government departments, their related bodies and key stakeholders can be better co-ordinated.  Its overall aim is to minimise the risks posed, and reduce the negative impacts caused, by invasive non-native species in Great Britain.



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