30th October 2019

MCA Consultation

The Marine and Coastguard Agency is consulting on the recasting of the SI 1999/2723 Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances For Ships Other Than Ships Of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1999.  Consultation closes 23rd December.  This is to reflect up to date requirements as contained in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).

22nd October 2019

EA consults on changes to Standard Rules

The Environment Agency is consulting on revision of standard rules sets for biowaste treatment. The Agency proposes to reduce the number of standard rules by transposing like for like activity. The Agency also proposes merging the existing small-scale composting site to one rule set.  Consultation closes 13th January.

The Environment Agency is also consulting on the three new standard rule permits in preparation for possible changes to exemptions coming from Government’s consultation on “Reducing crime at sites handling waste, and introducing fixed penalties for waste duty of care”.  The proposed new standard rule sets are for operators of waste sites currently operating under exemptions;

T4: preparatory treatments for paper, cardboard and plastic sorting and baling T8: mechanically treating end-of-life tyres T12: manually treating waste for mattress recycling

Consultation closes 13th January.

21st October 2019

MCA consultation

The Marine and Coastguard Agency is consulting on proposed amendments to the Merchant Shipping and Fishing vessels (health and safety at work) (carcinogens and mutagens) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/3100 to implement changes to exposure limits and health surveillance requirements.  Consultation closes 22nd November.