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.


5th October 2018

DEFRA consultation on three draft Noise Action Plans

DEFRA is consulting on three draft Noise Action Plans covering roads, railways and agglomerations (large urban areas). Consultation closes 15th November.  This consultation is on the third round of noise action plans which will replace those previously adopted. The action plans have been prepared in line with the terms of the Environmental Noise Directive (END), which requires Member States to produce noise maps every five years. They chart the level of noise from industry and transport sources, and the number of people exposed to it. The action plans provide guidance for those responsible for managing the noise on how best to do so.