12th December 2017

BEIS consulting on aviation EU ETS.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is consulting on UK implementation of the agreed amendments to the Aviation EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Consultation closes 5th January 2018. The amendments to be implemented are: a) to extend the existing Intra-European Economic Area (EEA) scope for the Aviation EU ETS until 31 December 2023 b) to introduce simplified procedures for operators emitting less than 3,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum on intra-EEA flights; and c) to extend the exemption for non-commercial operators emitting less than 1,000 tonnes of CO2 per year until 2030.

1st December 2017

EA consulting on enforcement process

The Environment Agency is consulting on proposed changes to the Enforcement and Sanctions Statement (ESS) and Enforcement and Sanctions Guidance (ESG) documents. Consultation closes 15th January 2018.

30th November 2017

EA consulting on future charging arrangements

The Environment Agency is consulting on charge proposals from April 2018.  Consultation closes 12th January 2018.  The new charge proposals cover:

Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 Radioactive substances regulation nuclear and non-nuclear permits Marine licences Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2003 Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations 2015 European Union Emissions Trading System Definition of Waste Services Planning advice