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CD249 – Public consultation on regulatory measures to support EU chemicals legislation and proposals on reducing seven existing sets of domestic regulations into one statutory instrument (‘7 into 1’ package)

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:

  • Biocidal Products (EU no. 528/2012);
  • Export and Import of Hazardous Chemicals (commonly known as the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation) (EU no. 649/2012); and
  • Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures (EC no. 1272/2008).

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.

Respond to the consultation using the online questionnaire or download a form to complete.

This consultation began on 20 December 2012 and ended on 31 January 2013.

Responses should be sent by 31 January 2013 to:

Deborah Traynor
Health and Safety Executive
Redgrave Court
Merton Road
L20 7HS
Fax: 0151 951 3098
Updated 2019-04-30