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Currently open consultations
Amendments to the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) regulations
Closes 30 June 2023
Defra announced a joint consultation, on 19 May, with the Welsh Government, seeking views on a small number of proposed minor amendments to the Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Regulations for England and Wales. The purpose of this consultation is to seek stakeholders’ views on a draft of a proposed statutory instrument that will amend the PCBs Regulations. (“POPs Regulation”).
The European Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals (PARC), a joint effort of 30 countries and 3 European agencies (EEA, ECHA, EFSA), is conducting a survey for European risk assessors. PARC´s objective is to inform policy making in Europe and at the national level with sound scientific results on exposure to chemical pollutants and possible effects on health and the environment.
Consultation on potential amendments to the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation
Closes 23 April 2023
Defra is seeking views on a number of proposed changes to the retained Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 as amended by the Persistent Organic Pollutants (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 and the Persistent Organic Pollutants (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022) (“POPs Regulation”).