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Natural Resources Body for Wales (additional consultation)

This consultation gives more details on creating the new Natural Resources Body for Wales.
Start of consultation: 13/08/2012
End of consultation: 05/10/2012

The consultation follows on from an earlier consultation, where we asked for your views on creating the new body.

There are two parts to this consultation:

  • the duties of the new body
  • more information on legal and working arrangements of the body.

Part 1

The first part focuses on the purpose and duties of the body covering:

  • natural beauty and nature conservation
  • public access and recreation
  • forestry
  • other overarching duties.

Part 2

The second part of this consultation considers where more information has been asked for and where we want to share our intentions. This part covers:

  • cross-border issues
  • regulation and enforcement including the Environmental Permitting Regime (EPR) and inspection, investigation, enforcement and prosecution, including civil sanctions and investigatory powers
  • cross-border monitoring
  • statutory planning and reporting
  • Emergency response including the transfer of powers under the Control of Major Accidents and Hazards Regulations (COMAH)
  • trading schemes and producer responsibility
  • transitional arrangements.


Natural Resources Wales become operational in April 2013. For more information on Natural Resources Wales (external link) visit their website.

Consultation documents