The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

This instrument uses the power in section 8 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 to make necessary changes, which arise as a result of the UK leaving the EU, to domestic legislation which governs the process for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). It will specifically make amendments to the five EIA regulations covering the following Defra policy areas: land drainage improvement works, forestry, water resources, agriculture and marine works. The principal regulations being amended by this instrument include: . The Environmental Impact Assessment (Land Drainage Improvement Works) Regulations 1999; . The Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999; . The Water Resources (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003; . The Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2006; and . The Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007.

Statutory instrument

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Explanatory memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Sifting committee recommendation

The sifting committees agreed with the government that this statutory instrument does not have to have a debate in parliament, though one may still occur.

Published 14 November 2018
Last updated 11 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. This SI was laid before Parliament on 11 January under the negative procedure
  2. Both sifting committees have given their recommendation for this statutory instrument.
  3. First published.