A CONSULTATION on strengthening powers to seize vehicles for waste offences is closing tomorrow. (tue)

The Welsh Government is seeking comments on the consultation Strengthening Enforcement Authorities Powers to Seize Vehicles for Certain Waste Offences which they hope would help enforcement authorities to prevent illegal waste activities.

It is proposing strengthening existing powers for enforcement authorities to seize vehicles suspected of involvement in fly-tipping and waste crime to reduce the burden of this criminal activityon businesses, other organisations and individuals.

It also proposes removing the need for a warrant before seizure to reduce the time, cost and complexity of the system and to allow local authorities to retain a seized vehicle for up to 15 working days.

Comments must be received by February 3 by e-mail to waste@wales.gsi.gov.uk or by post Waste & Resource Efficiency Division, Department for Natural Resources, Welsh Government, Cathays Park

Cardiff, CF10 3NQ.

For more information, ring 029 2082 1590.