EA Consultation – River Flow and Water Abstraction Standards re Hydropower

This is an Environment Agency Consultation on which we should all be making our views heard, whether as Rivers Trust members, Anglers, Ecologists, Walkers, Cyclists or any other river (or riverbank) user.
Rather than expressing my views hers I’ll just copy and paste from today Monday’s email 2013-01-21

Consultation on river flow and water abstraction standards for hydropower will
be available for you to view and comment between the following dates:

Start date: 21/01/13 09:00

End date: 02/04/13 23:59

Please select the following link to view this event:

https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/portal/ho/br/standards/hydro

If the link appears to be broken, please try copying the entire link into the
address bar on your web browser.

This e-mail has been automatically generated by the Consultation software.

There was also a block about confidentiality of the email, but since anyone can sign up for the consultations alert, anyone can see that block for themselves if they sign up.

You can sign up yourself to be alerted of EA Consultations at http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/research/library/consultations/consultations.aspx

EA consultations

Latest EA consultation:

A consultation on Working Together to deliver river basin management

The Environment Agency has for a long time had a consultations system, some consultations relate to environmental permitting, many to other areas of the agency’s remit.

These consultations always run for a month or more, at the end of the period the Environment Agencywrites a report summarising the responses and how the EA proposes to respond to the consultation.

The consultations summary page is at this link, a list of open and most recent closed consultations ((i.e. usually a link to tyne associated report should be available)) can be found here (6 are currently open at the time of writing – 2012-06-22)

I’m highlighting this on the website rather than trustees email, since I feel the process should have wider publicity.

You can register a consultee account at register, most consultations require you to login to take part in the process.

Today a fairly important consultation for Rivers Trusts and others interested in riverine issues started, its a 6 month consultation.
NB: Not all the article appears in the news grid, this italic note only appears when not logged in.

Attachments: 2 external links (there are 9 more but only 2 are relevant to our catchment) (1 national document and 10 basin catchments)

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