The Scottish Executive, DEFRA and the Welsh Assembly Government have jointly issued a consultation on the proposed EU Soil Framework Directive and initial Regulatory Impact Assessment.
The consultation is designed to assist in developing a robust negotiating position on the proposed EU Soil Framework Directive. The consultation paper seeks views on the need for new EU legislation on soil protection, on the scope of the proposed Directive, the costs and benefits associated with it, and on the detail of the proposed provisions.
The consultation closes on 19 October 2007. However, in view of the intention of the Portugese Presidency to discuss this proposal at the October Environment Council (30 October 2007), stakeholders are invited to submit their responses ahead of the deadline if possible.
Full details of the consultation can be found at: