Title: Environmental Liability Directive A Consultation 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2006 
Availability: December 2006 
Author 1/Producer: Scottish Executive Environment Group (Natural Scotland) 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: Scottish Executive 
Publisher City: Environment Group Victoria Quay EDINBURGH EH6 6QQ 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/162195/0044088.pdf  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Environmental
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Short description: The Scottish Executive have issued a consultation paper on proposals to implement the Environmental Liability Directive into Scottish law. The Directive introduces strict liability to those who cause environmental damage for the restoration of the damage. Acting in accordance with a permit or where current scientific and technical knowledge does not consider the activity likely to cause damage are defences to the liability. 
Link to Organisation(s): Scottish Executive
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 13/01/2007