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  • Survey for the UK Best Available Techniques (UK BAT) in the Surface Treatment of Metals and Plastics Sector

    This survey seeks your feedback on the environmental impacts of the Surface Treatment of Metals and Plastics industry in the United Kingdom as part of the 'Best Available Techniques” (BAT) regime for regulated industry. The aim of the BAT process is to bring the UK Surface Treatment of Metals and Plastics industry up to the best standards, launching improvements in environmental protection. We intend to use your views on areas such as sector pollution, the use of materials and... More
    Opened 15 July 2024
  • Survey for the UK Best Available Techniques (UK BAT) in the Smitheries & Foundries Sector

    This survey seeks your feedback on the environmental impacts of the Smitheries and Foundries industry in the United Kingdom as part of the 'Best Available Techniques” (BAT) regime for regulated industry. The aim of the BAT process is to bring the UK Smitheries and Foundries industry up to the best standards, launching improvements in environmental protection. We intend to use your views on areas such as sector pollution, the use of materials and overall efficiency to help identify... More
    Closed 10 July 2024
  • Survey for the UK Best Available Techniques (UK BAT) in the Ceramics Sector

    This survey seeks your feedback on the environmental impacts of the Ceramics industry in the United Kingdom as part of the 'Best Available Techniques” (BAT) regime for regulated industry. The aim of the BAT process is to bring the UK Ceramics industry up to the best standards, launching improvements in environmental protection. We intend to use your views on areas such as sector pollution, the use of materials and overall efficiency to help identify the best techniques to minimise... More
    Closed 10 July 2024
  • Survey for the UK Best Available Techniques (UK BAT) in the Slaughterhouses and Animal Byproducts Sector

    This survey seeks your feedback on the environmental impacts of the Slaughterhouses and Animal Byproducts industry in the United Kingdom as part of the 'Best Available Techniques” (BAT) regime for regulated industry. The aim of the BAT process is to bring the UK Slaughterhouses and Animal Byproducts industry up to the best standards, launching improvements in environmental protection. We intend to use your views on areas such as sector pollution, the use of materials and overall... More
    Closed 10 July 2024
  • Food and Drink Assimilated Law Consultation

    Foreword Leaving the European Union (EU) has given us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to review how we make and shape the United Kingdom’s (UK) regulatory framework for food and drink. We are in the process of evaluating assimilated laws inherited from the EU – previously known as retained EU laws (REUL) – to ensure they continue to meet our needs. We are delivering a programme of reforms and revocations to take control of our legislation and regulations, and move... More
    Closed 25 June 2024
  • Open access restriction at West Nab (case number 2014037142) Variation

    The Peak District National Park Authority is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the... More
    Closed 21 June 2024
  • Open access restriction at Willyshaw Rigg (case number 2009050253)

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Closed 14 June 2024
  • Open Access Restriction at Symonds Yat - SO561156 - (case number 2024030132)

    The Forestry Commission is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CRoW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the... More
    Closed 24 May 2024
  • Consultation on UK REACH

    This public consultation on UK REACH, which launched on 16th May, will remain open throughout the pre-election period and has been extended to close on 25th July. Annex B: Use and exposure information requirements have been amended since they were published. The Government is consulting on changes to reducing costs to businesses moving from EU REACH regime to UK REACH, whilst upholding existing human health and environmental protections. This includes reducing duplication... More
    Opened 16 May 2024
  • Bovine TB: Consultation on proposals to evolve badger control policy and introduce additional cattle measures

    This consultation is part of the government’s bTB Strategy. Achieving OTF status will provide tangible benefits for the cattle industry, rural communities and government. These include significant savings in combating the disease both to government and to industry, increasing the ability to trade [1] internationally and alleviating the social and mental health impacts of the disease on farmers and their businesses. We recognise the importance of providing clarity... More
    Closed 13 May 2024
  • Sun tanning lamps: exemption for lead as the activator

    The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 (the RoHS regulations) restricts the use of 10 hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), with a view to contributing to the protection of human health and the environment, including the sound recovery and disposal of waste. Industry can apply for exemptions to allow the supply of products using one or more of the restricted substances above... More
    Closed 10 May 2024
  • Industrial monitoring and control instruments: exemption for cadmium anodes in Hersch cells

    The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 (the RoHS regulations) restricts the use of 10 hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), with a view to contributing to the protection of human health and the environment, including the sound recovery and disposal of waste. Industry can apply for exemptions to allow the supply of products using one or more of the restricted substances above... More
    Closed 10 May 2024
  • Glass frit binder for assembly of gas lasers: exemption for lead

    The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 (the RoHS regulations) restricts the use of 10 hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), with a view to contributing to the protection of human health and the environment, including the sound recovery and disposal of waste. Industry can apply for exemptions to allow the supply of products using one or more of the restricted substances above... More
    Closed 10 May 2024
  • Atomic absorption spectroscopy lamps: exemption for lead and cadmium

    The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 (the RoHS regulations) restricts the use of 10 hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), with a view to contributing to the protection of human health and the environment, including the sound recovery and disposal of waste. Industry can apply for exemptions to allow the supply of products using one or more of the restricted substances above... More
    Closed 10 May 2024
  • Open Access Restriction at The Grun – East Kielder - NY672991 (case number 2024030131)

    The Forestry Commission is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CRoW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the... More
    Closed 10 May 2024
  • Wine Reforms Consultation

    Foreword Leaving the European Union has given us the opportunity to review how we make and shape the regulatory framework for food and drink. The government has delivered the first two phases of the assimilated EU law (AEUL) wine reforms. The first Statutory Instrument (SI), ‘The Wine (Revocation and Consequential Provision) Regulations 2023 (No 1362)’, introduced simplified labelling rules for the wine trade which came into effect on 1 January 2024. In... More
    Closed 10 May 2024
  • Consultation on fairer food labelling

    Evidence shows that consumers want to buy high-quality food, however, it can be difficult for them to clearly identify where food comes from and how it is produced. We want to make it easier for consumers to make informed decisions when purchasing food and allow them to choose products that align with their values. This consultation seeks views on proposals to improve transparency and consistency through improved country of origin, and animal welfare labelling in the UK. The UK... More
    Closed 7 May 2024
  • Report to Parliament about Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities' (IFCAs) conduct and operations 2018-2022

    Why we are consulting The Secretary of State must prepare a statutory report into the conduct and operation of the ten Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCA’s) every four years, which must be laid before Parliament. This third report covers the period from September 2018 to September 2022. The report will assess the IFCA’s against their five high level objectives set out in the IFCA Vision and Success Criteria document set out in the ... More
    Closed 22 April 2024
  • Consultation on draft Statutory Instrument: The English Drainage Boards (Alternative Valuation Calculation) Regulations 2024

    Internal drainage boards (IDBs), which are locally funded and operated statutory public bodies, are responsible in their area of operation, for water level management and managing flood risk. There are 112 independent IDBs in England and they are mainly funded by the beneficiaries of their work, through drainage rates on agricultural landowners and special levies on local authorities. IDBs use a land valuation calculation to apportion their expenses between landowners and local... More
    Closed 19 April 2024
  • Open access restriction at Barnack Holes and Hills National Nature Reserve (case number 2018118766)

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Closed 15 April 2024
  • Open access restriction at Diggle Rifle Range (case number 2014037141)

    The Peak District National Park Authority is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the... More
    Closed 5 April 2024
  • Open access restriction at West Nab (case number 2014037142)

    The Peak District National Park Authority is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the... More
    Closed 5 April 2024
  • Open access restriction at Deer Hill Site A (case number 2004060106)

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Closed 5 April 2024
  • Open access restriction at Deer Hill Site B (case number 2014037129)

    The Peak District National Park Authority is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the... More
    Closed 5 April 2024
  • Consultation on policies to inform updated guidance for Marine Protected Area assessments

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is seeking feedback on policies to update guidance on Marine Protected Area (MPA) assessments. In July 2021, we consulted on best practice guidance for developing compensatory measures in relation to MPAs. We are now consulting on draft policies to inform updated guidance using this feedback to ensure MPA assessments are proportionate, compliant and robust and allow us to meet our dual net zero and... More
    Closed 1 April 2024
  • Open access restriction at Sunderland yacht club (case number 2013076869)

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Closed 28 March 2024
  • Open access restriction at Sunderland marina (case number 2013076871)

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Closed 28 March 2024
  • Consultation on revised charges for the National Residues Control Programme

    This joint public consultation on revised charges for the National Residues Control Programme has been launched today (Wednesday 17 January) by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). The proposals will ensure that UK, Scottish and Welsh Government can continue to recover the full costs of delivering the National Residues Control Programme (NRCP) – a statutory programme designed to help identify residues of banned substances, veterinary medicines, and contaminants in... More
    Closed 28 March 2024
  • Wildlife Licence Charges Update

    We are seeking your views on Natural England’s proposals to change the fees levied under the Wildlife Licence Charges (England) Order 2018. The changes are required because Natural England needs to: enable full cost recovery in line with HM Treasury principles on Managing Public Money; introduce charges for new streamlined licensing routes, such as Bat Earned Recognition; and ensure funding for licensing service... More
    Closed 19 March 2024
  • Marking of Retail Goods Consultation

    The government is legislating to confirm that labelling requirements on agrifood products are applied across Great Britain, to ensure no incentive arises for businesses to avoid placing goods on the Northern Ireland market. More
    Closed 15 March 2024
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