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7th December 2021

Deadline for UK REACH to be extended

DEFRA announced on December 6th that the government will consult on extending the deadlines for providing the full UK REACH registration data. In addition, the government will engage with industry and other stakeholders to explore whether there are opportunities to reduce the need for industry to replicate existing EU REACH data by placing a greater emphasis on understanding how chemicals are used in in the UK. The consultation will take place in 2022 and more details will follow after discussions with stakeholders.

3rd December 2021

DEFRA consultation

DEFRA is consulting on the drafting of secondary legislation, supporting the new Environment Act, to prevent the use of products from illegal deforestation in UK supply chains.  Consolation closes 11th March. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/tackling-illegal-deforestation-in-uk-supply-chains

1st December 2021

Pressure Systems Safety Regs exemption

HSE has published an exemption certificate for pressure systems containing sulphur hexafluoride gas and forming an integral part of high voltage electrical apparatus from all requirements of the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations.  https://www.hse.gov.uk/pressure-systems/pssr-exemption.htm