HSE is seeking your views on proposed fees regulations to support the EU Regulation 528/2012 on placing on the market and use of biocidal products.
Placing on the market and use of biocidal products is currently regulated at EU level through Directive 98/8/EC (the ‘Biocidal Products Directive’ or BPD). The BPD will replaced on 1 September 2013 by a new directly applicable EU Regulation on placing on the market and use of biocidal products (Regulation EU No 528/2012).
New domestic regulations will be required to support certain parts of the EU Regulation. A consultation has already taken place on regulations to introduce enforcement measures and penalties for the EU Regulation, consolidating these with related provisions on classification and labelling of chemicals and export and import of hazardous chemicals. Domestic regulations are also required to enable HSE to continue charging fees to recover its costs under the new EU Regulation. The fee regulations are the subject of this consultation.
The proposed fees regulations will allow HSE to recover its full costs for the services it provides under Regulation in line with Annex 6.2 of HM Treasury’s document Managing Public Money.
In line with the Government's consultation principles, because this consultation targets only the issue of biocides fees, and closely follows a related consultation on measures to support the EU Biocides Regulation, it will run for a period of 4 weeks.
Responses should be sent by 22 March 2013 to:
This consultation began on 25 February 2013 and ends on 22 March 2013.