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Impact assessment opinion: reform of the water abstraction regulation system

Evaluation of the DEFRA impact assessment for reform of the water abstraction regulation system

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Impact assessment opinion: reform of the water abstraction regulation system

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View the impact assessment under evaluation.

The Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) gives independent advice to government on the quality of analysis supporting new regulations.

Following scrutiny of an impact assessment (IA) carried out prior to a regulatory proposal, the RPC provides an ‘opinion’ on the quality of analysis and evidence presented in the IA. This opinion then informs the decisions of ministers as to whether they proceed or not with the proposal.

Published 7 February 2014