Environment Act 1995
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It set up:
- The Environment Agency
- The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
- The National Park authorities
- required the Secretary of State to prepare a National air quality strategy, and provided for the establishment of air quality management areas
- required the Secretary of State to prepare a National Waste Strategy, with power to impose obligations on producers in England & Wales.
- required SEPA to prepare a National waste strategy.
- Improved the current protection of hedgerows
- Introduced new provisions in the Environmental Protection Act 1990 dealing with contaminated land and abandoned mines
- Formalised the Sandford Principle
- Official text of the Environment Act 1995 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database
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