What the Eels Regulations mean for companies
Under the Eels Regulations, the regulators can serve notice to water abstractors detailing their legal obligation to screen intakes and outfalls for eel.
However, it may be possible to object to the screening obligation on the grounds of exemption. APEM assess a site, determine whether there is an exemption case and assist with negotiations with the regulator.
Where solutions are required, we carry out an options appraisal based on our extensive experience of the design of screens at different intake scenarios. Brief designs and CAPEX and OPEX costs are developed for the preferred solution, to inform a cost-benefit analysis.