Title: Diffuse Water Pollution from Rural Land Use - General Binding Rules 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2006 
Availability: October 2006 
Author 1/Producer: Scottish Executive 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: Scottish Executive 
Publisher City: St Andrew’s House Edinburgh EH1 3DG 
ISBN: 0-7559-6305-9 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/10/24155114/0  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 320 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Sources
Soil-->Soil Overview
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Short description: In December 2005, the Scottish Executive published a proposed strategy called 'Diffuse Water Pollution from Rural Land Use'. The paper discussed the nature and scale of the problem, and proposed a combination of measures: the support of voluntary action based on good practice, regulations to protect the water environment, and the provision of appropriate incentives for farmers and other land managers. The Scottish Executive is now consulting on national “General Binding Rules” (GBRs). The GBRs will form part of the Controlled Activities Regulations (CAR) regulatory framework. These proposals aim to improve water quality across Scotland without imposing onerous costs or conditions on land managers. The proposals also address problems associated with certain pollutants in some catchments. For these areas, further localised controls as well as the national GBRs will apply to a particular land use activity. The Scottish Executive are seeking views on: the proposed GBRs to prevent or mitigate diffuse pollution from land use activities the form of possible future localised controls to apply to particular land use activities permitting lightly contaminated yard water draining to a constructed wetland. 
Link to Organisation(s): Scottish Executive
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 16/01/2007