This consultation closed on 2 November 2009
This joint consultation by HSE and the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) concerns the proposed legislation transposing the European Commission Directive 2008/43/EC on the Identification and Traceability of Explosives for Civil Uses. This consultation includes Northern Ireland and the NIO intends using this consultation for drafting equivalent Northern Ireland Regulations and will not undertake a separate formal consultation.
The proposed Regulations, for both GB and NI, require that explosives for civil uses manufactured or imported into the European Community are uniquely identified and can be traced from the production site through to their final use. This is with a view to preventing misuse and theft, and assisting authorities in tracing the origin of lost or stolen explosives.
They do not apply to:
Responses, including those from Northern Ireland consultees, should be sent by 2 November 2009 to:
Health and Safety Executive
Mines, Quarries and Explosives Policy
5S.G Redgrave Court
Merseyside L20 7HS