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European Union (Water Policy) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 350 of 2014).

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These Regulations, in implementing the provisions of the EU Water Framework Directive, establish a Water Policy Advisory Committee, which shall (a) advise the Minister on policy in relation to: (i) the preparation of river basin management plans, (ii) the establishment of environmental objectives in relation to river basin districts, (iii) the preparation of programmes of measures to achieve the environmental objectives, (iv) other related matters concerning the protection and management of the aquatic environment and water resources; and (b) promote appropriate activities necessary to support the achievement of the objectives of the Water Framework Directive. They also amend the European Communities (Water Policy) Regulations 2003 in relation to, among other things: competent authorities specified in Article 3 of the Directive; establishment of environmental objectives; duties of local authorities in respect of river basins; and the making of river basin management plans in accordance with Article 13 of the Directive.
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