Consultations and discussions that ended during 2010
Consultation on the implementation of EU pesticides legislation
This consultation is being carried out by the Chemicals Regulation Directorate of HSE on behalf of Defra. It concerns the approach to be taken in implementing a Directive on the Sustainable use of Pesticides (Directive 2009/128/EC) and two provisions in a Regulation on Plant Protection Product Authorisations (Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009) which may need to be implemented by domestic legislation. It also seeks views on the case for developing new charging arrangements using powers in the European legislation on pesticides.
Consultation began on 9 February 2010 and ended on 4 May 2010.
Consultation on the Legislative Reform Order to amend the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (1974)
This consultation seeks comments on the proposed Legislative Reform Order that will allow HSE to make regulations for the protection of animal health under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. This will enable HSE to introduce a new Single Regulatory Framework to cover all contained use work (for example, in laboratories) with biological agents and genetically modified organisms, covering both human and animal pathogens.
Consultation started on 1 February 2010 and ended on 28 March 2010.
CD226 - Removal of the docks form
HSE seeks comments on a proposal to remove the requirement in Regulation 8(2)(f) of the Docks Regulations 1988 for a certificate confirming the safety of a vessel used to transport a person at work in dock operations to or from any working place in docks premises (excluding such vessels as tugs and pilot boats). Consultation started on 12 October 2009 and ended on 22 January 2010.