consultations

8th November 2016

Maritime and Coastguard Agency consultation on changes to SI 2005/2286

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is consulting on proposed changes to the small passenger ship bridge visibility requirements (SI 2005/2286). Consultation closes 31st January 2017. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-implementation-of-the-merchant-shipping-bridge-visibility-regulations-small-passenger-ships-2017

28th October 2016

Review of REACH

The European Commission is carrying out a review of the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) regulations.  Consultation closes 28th Jan 2017. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/reach/review_2017_en.htm

28th October 2016

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy consultations

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is consulting on proposed regulatory changes to remove  potential advantages in the Capacity Market, along with a number of technical changes. The method by which Capacity Market costs are recouped has the potential to give an unfair advantage to small embedded generation including diesel. Consultation closes 23rd December. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/capacity-market-proposals-to-simplify-and-improve-accessibility-in-future-capacity-auctions.

BEIS is also consulting on on the proposed 2017/18 operational cost budgets and resulting levies for the Low Carbon Contracts Company and the Electricity Settlements Company.  Consultation closes 25th December. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/low-carbon-contracts-company-and-electricity-settlements-company-operational-costs-201718-consultation-on-the-operational-cost-levies