consultations

24th October 2017

Consultation on implementing EU’s new sustainability requirements for the use of bioliquids to generate electricity.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is consulting on implementing the European Union’s new sustainability requirements for bioliquids used for electricity generation under the Renewables Obligations for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  The consultation document also sets out new definitions for wastes and residues that apply to bioliquids, and solid and gaseous biomass. Consultation closes 13th November.  https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/new-rules-for-bioliquids-wastes-and-residues-under-the-renewables-obligation

23rd October 2017

Consultation on amendments to the WEEE Regulations

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is consulting on plans to amend the UK’s 2013 regulations for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The changes will include: • introducing “Open Scope” requirements, which extends the regulations to all electrical and electronic equipment unless specifically exempt • making membership to the Producer Balancing Scheme compulsory • changing how producer fees are allocated in the UK Consultation closes 8th December. https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-quality/weee-regulations-amendments/

18th October 2017

Consultation on setting WEEE compliance fee

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is seeking views on whether a compliance fee should be set for 2017.  They also want views on two proposals for managing this year’s fee.  Consultation closes 1st December.  https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-quality/weee-compliance-2017/