6th November 2018

Consultation on use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

DEFRA is consulting on updating the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment regulations to bring the amended EU directive 2017/2102 into UK law. Consultation closes 4th December.

5th November 2018

Consultation on marine license exemptions

DEFRA is consulting on changes to marine licensing exemptions. Consultation closes 14th December. These cover new exemptions for:


recovery of marine litter and abandoned, discarded or lost fishing gear by recreational divers use of vehicles or vessels to routinely remove marine litter by a Harbour Authority in-water hull cleaning of lightly fouled recreational vessels
17th October 2018

Consultation on WEEE complaince fee

DEFRA is consulting whether there should be a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance fee set for 2018.  Consultation closes 18th November.