consultations

3rd July 2018

Household waste guidance consultation

DEFRA is consulting on updated guidance for householders on meeting the duty of care for household waste.  Views are also requested on new guidance for local authorities on issuing fixed penalty notices for household waste duty of care offences.  Consultation closes 28th August. https://consult.defra.gov.uk/waste/consultation-household-waste-duty-of-care/

2nd July 2018

Consultation on the draft National Radon Action Plan

Public Health England is consulting on the draft National Radon Action Plan (NRAP) which addresses the health risks from public exposure to radon.  Consultation closes 27th July. The NRAP describes the national radon strategy and arrangements for managing exposure to radon in homes and workplaces, including the arrangements and approaches used to communicate information and guidance on radon from government and private industry to relevant groups such as members of the public and local authorities. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/uk-national-radon-action-plan

25th June 2018

Consultation on energy intensive cost exemptions

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is consulting on widening the eligibility for energy intensive industries for exemption from the indirect costs of the renewable electricity support schemes.  Consultation closes 7th September. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/widening-eligibility-for-renewable-electricity-cost-relief-schemes. Consultation covers aspects such as:

whether there is evidence of potential competitive distortions as a result of the current eligibility threshold for the renewable electricity cost exemption schemes to what percentage should the current threshold of 20% electricity intensity be lowered – 17%, 15% or 10% – in order to address the distortions if the threshold is lowered, how should the cost on non-eligible consumers be minimised how should money recovered from over-exempted EIIs be redistributed how operation of the exemption schemes might be improved.Consultation on widening