Consultation on proposed measures to implement elements of EU Regulation 1257/2013 on ship recycling relating to the authorisation of UK ship recycling facilities

Closed 20 Jan 2015

Opened 10 Dec 2014


Seeking views on the measures required to establish the most appropriate approach for ensuring compliance with EU Regulation 1257/2013 on ship recycling. This is a joint consultation between Defra and the Department of Environment Northern Ireland and relates to the introduction of draft GB and draft Northern Ireland 2015 Regulations. The EU Regulation imposes an obligation on ship recycling facilities wishing to undertake recycling activities on ships that exceed 500 gross tonnes and flying the flag of an EU Member State to be authorised by the competent authorities of Member States. UK facilities wishing to have access to that market will therefore need to be authorised. This consultation provides an overview of the proposed approach.

Why we are consulting

We want to know what you think about the new measures we propose to introduce in the UK to establish the most appropriate approach for ensuring compliance with the new EU Regulation 1257/2013.

What happens next

We will consider all responses received by the closing date before finalising the 2015 Regulations. Responses will be analysed by Defra and the various Competent Authorities (the Health and Safety Executive, the Environment Agency, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, the Department of the Environment’s Northern Ireland Environment Agency, and Natural Resources Wales). A summary of responses and a response will be published within 12 weeks of the closing date of the consultation.


  • Environmental campaigners
  • Government Departments
  • Government Agencies
  • Devolved Administrations


  • Waste and recycling