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The proposal to amend the Asbestos (Prohibition) Regulations (1992)

Consultation ended 28 February 2003

 

Summary

  1. This document sets out the Health and Safety Commission's (HSC's) proposals to amend the Asbestos (Prohibition) Regulations 1992 (as amended in 1999).
  2. At present the importation of crude, fibre, flake, powder or waste asbestos and any product containing asbestos is prohibited by the 1999 amendment to the Asbestos (Prohibition) Regulations. This differs from the prohibition on the supply and use of asbestos products as this only applies to those products to which asbestos has been intentionally added.
  3. These amendments propose that the import prohibition be amended to apply to crude, fibre, flake, powder and waste asbestos and to any product to which asbestos has been intentionally added. This would make the prohibition on imports the same as that for supply and use.
Updated 2009-05-28