OFA provides comments to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks regarding amendments to exempt low risk sewage works from requiring an Environmental Compliance Approval. While the agricultural community remains in favour of initiatives to reduce red tape and business modernization, OFA has concerns with aspects of this consultation. The first concern involves Low Impact Development (LID) works located on single private residences. OFA has concerns about individual homeowners being bound to the Environmental Compliance Approval. Additionally, OFA continues to have concerns regarding streamlined proposals with construction site dewatering. Unfortunately, examples exist of substantial interference with agricultural wells and water sources caused by construction dewatering. A loss of water to wells and water sources due to these activities can result in a lack of drinking water for livestock and potential crop losses, not to mention impacts on personal/household uses. As a final point, OFA recommends thought needs to be put into defining low risk sewage works and the thresholds as currently legislated.