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In the UK, the authority for environmental regulation resides with the "devolved" Administrations of England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The legal frameworks are similar in all the Administrations but the powers are different in different Acts, Regulations and Orders. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the devolved Administrations are responsible for transposing EU environmental Directives into national law.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: May 1, 2009

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