Environmental Liaison

Environmental Liaison

SACRAG The Corporate Affairs Director and the Environmental Manager attend meetings of the Pembrokeshire Marine Special Area of Conservation Relevant Authorities Group –The SACRAG. The SACRAG are responsible for developing and implementing the SAC Management Scheme.

MHWESG The Corporate Affairs Director Chairs, and the Environmental Manager attends, meetings of The Milford Haven Waterway Environmental Surveillance Group comprised of Waterway Operators and Authorities. Since January 1992 MHWESG has provided Environmental Project Funding, Environmental Data collation & review.

In addition to monitoring studies and habitat surveys MHWESG has Funded Environmental Studies Reviews:

  • Hobbs & Morgan 1992
  • Bent  2000
  • Warwick 2006 (Macrobenthic data)
  • Little D.I. 2009, Sediment Contaminants and Transport Review.

Port Sector Trade Organisation. The Port of Milford Haven is a member of the British Ports Association, (BPA). The Environmental Manager attends BPA / UKMPG Environmental Policy Committee meetings and participates in the BPA Environmental Contacts Group activities.

WCMP. The Environmental Manager participates in the Wales Coastal Maritime Partnership meetings and task groups.

WFD (Liaison Panel). The Environmental Manager participates in the WFD Liaison Panel representing Welsh Ports sector interests. The Liaison Panel has been involved with the development of the Western Wales River Basin Management Plan and the associated programme of measures, now being implemented.

Welsh Government A Living Wales (Natural Environmental Framework, NEF and Single Environmental Body, SEB) Reference Group. The Environmental Manager attends the Reference Group meetings representing the Welsh ports sector interests.

The Annual Stakeholders Meeting. The Port holds an annual meeting where any member of the public or representatives of port stakeholder organisations can raise questions of concern or interest in any of the port’s activities or future development. The Environmental Manager attends and is available for input and responses as required.