The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and, in relation to the EU Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation HSE Northern Ireland (HSE NI), are consulting on regulatory proposals for measures supporting three directly applicable EU chemicals Regulations on:
The proposals implement a Löfstedt recommendation to consolidate biocides sector legislation, and also to meet EU requirements to establish competent authorities, designated national authorities and enforcement arrangements (as appropriate) - overall the proposal will reduce seven existing statutory instruments into one (the '7 into 1' package).
HSE also proposes to put in place new regulations to enable HSE to charge for the work it carries out under the new Biocides Regulation; however this will be covered in a separate consultation on the proposed fee regime, including the fee structure and fee levels. HSE also seek your views on the possibility of recovering HSE’s costs under CLP, and are further consulting on unrelated administrative amendments to other domestic chemicals regulations.
No changes are proposed to the main duties for Biocides, PIC and CLP, which are, or will be, established at EU level in directly applicable Regulations.
View the consultative document.
This consultation began on 20 December 2012 and ended on 31 January 2013.
Responses should be sent by 31 January 2013 to: