1.These Explanatory Notes are for the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 which were passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 2 February .2016 and received Royal Assent on 21 March 2016. They have been prepared by the Department for Natural Resources of the Welsh Government to assist the reader.
2.The Explanatory Notes should be read in conjunction with the Act. They are not meant to be a comprehensive description of the Act. Where an individual section of the Act does not require any explanation or comment, none is given.