Legal Alert – Hearing regarding New Water Resources Management Plans
Proposals for new water resources management plans for 2016-2021 are currently on display for public inspection. The hearing started on 1 October and lasts until 31 March 2015. The statements regarding the proposals shall be submitted to the respective Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment. Further instructions can be found from the joint website of Finland’s environmental administration.
The water resources management plans aim to secure the good chemical and ecological quality of all water bodies in Finland. The water resources management plans are taken into account in environmental permit and water permit consideration. Therefore, it is of importance to examine the proposals and estimate their impact on any ongoing or future projects and, if necessary, to submit an opinion regarding the proposal.