22nd December 2015

EU Consultation

European Commission.  22nd December. The European Commission is consulting on an evaluation of the Environmental Noise Directive to determine regulatory fitness.  Consultation closes 28th March.

18th December 2015

DEFRA consultation

DEFRA is consulting on draft legal text to implement decisions set out in the consultation response on non-domestic smart metering. Consultation closes 14th January.

24th November 2015

European Chemical Agency

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) is consulting the proposed authorisation of eleven substances. Consultation closes on 18th February 2016. The substances are: • Dihexyl phthalate and 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, branched and linear (plasticiser in PVC); • HHPA and MHHPA (hardener for epoxy resins); • Trixylyl phosphate (in lubricants, hydraulic fluids and plastics production); • Two boron compounds: sodium perborate; perboric acid, sodium salt and sodium peroxometaborate (in detergents and bleaching products); • Four lead compounds: orange lead (lead tetroxide); lead monoxide (lead oxide); tetralead trioxide sulphate andpentalead tetraoxide sulphate (batteries and rubber production, in adsorbents)