Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Environment Act 1995 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 1st April 1996.

Amendment of references to the National Rivers Authority in other enactments

2.  In each of the enactments specified in Schedule 1 to these Regulations, any reference (however framed) to the National Rivers Authority, and any reference which falls to be construed as such a reference, shall be construed on and after 1st April 1996 as a reference to the Environment Agency.

The Environment Act 1995: consequential amendments to other enactments

3.  The legislation mentioned in Schedule 2 to these Regulations shall have effect with the amendments there specified (being amendments consequential on the coming into force of provisions of the Environment Act 1995).

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State


Minister of State,

Department of the Environment

5th March 1996