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Current Consultations

The following are current waste related open consultations.

DEFRA

Changes to packaging targets for paper, steel, aluminium and wood - closes 6 Jan
Consolidating the Packaging Regulations - closed 17 May
Mobile crushing of lamps - closed 8 Feb
Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice - summary of responses 11 Mar
Energy from waste - changing the R1 formula - closed 29 Jan 

2016

Waste incineration guidance - proposed amendments - closed 26 Oct
Draft large combustion plant regulations - closed 26 Oct
Updating EPR 2010 - closed 27 Oct
Waste Duty of Care - revising code of practice - closed 21 Sep
Batteries and Packaging Regulations changes - closed 22 May
Waste crime - new Regs for dealing with seized property - 3 Feb
Waste crime - improving enforcement powers - closed 6 May
Portable battery definition - closed 26 Jan
Amended Batteries Directive implementation - closes 5 Nov
Small sewage discharges: new approach to how we regulate in England - closes 10 Jun
Defralex - Defra's live legislation list - closes 14 May
RDF market in England: Call for Evidence - closes 9 May
Alternatives to the Waste Transfer Note - closes 20 Jan 

2015

Single use plastic bag charge for England - closes 20 Dec
Updating National Waste Planning Policy - closes 23 Sep
The waste management plan for England - closes 9 Aug
Site Waste Management Plans - closes 16 July
Producer Responsibility Coherence Discussion Paper - 31 May
Improving enforcement and control of the waste exports regime - closes 10 May
Call for evidence: Waste Prevention programme for England - closes 29 Apr
Amendments to the Environmental Permitting Regulations - closes 4 April
MRF Code of Practice amendment to EP Regs - closes 26 April
Tranposition of mercury waste storage Directive - closes 25 Jan 2013
Triennial review of EA and Natural England - closes 4 Feb 2013
Local Authority Environmental Regulation of Industrial Plant - 2013/14 fees - closes 18 Jan 2013
Transposition of the Industrial Emissions Directive - closes 6 June
Recovery and recycling targets for packaging waste for 2013-2017 - - closes 10 Feb
Draft revision Process Guidance Notes - closes various
Local Authority Environmental Regulation of Industrial Plant: 2012/13 Fees and Charges - closes 23 Dec
Hazardous Waste National Policy Statement - closes 20 Oct
The future of the advisory committee on hazardous substances - closes 14 Oct
Changes to contaminated land regime under part 2A of the EPA - closes 14 Mar
Review of the Controlled Waste Regulations - closes 3 Feb
Local Authority Environmental Regulation of Industrial Plant: 2011/12 Fees and Charges - closes 22 Dec
Aarhus Convention on Public Access - closes 17 Nov
Local Authority Environmental Regulation of Industrial Plant: 2011/12 Fees and Charges - closes 29 Sep
Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations to transpose the directive on carbon capture and storage and to encourage anaerobic digestion - closes 26 November
Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 - closes 24 September
New Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2011 - closes 10 September
Guidance on Concessionary Schemes for Surface Water Drainage - closes 22 October
Transposition of the revised Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98/EC) in England and Wales  - closes 16 September 
Consultation on draft guidance on the Major Accident Off-Site Emergency Plan (Management of Waste from Extractive Industries) (England and Wales) Regulations 2009 - closes 21 June
Consultation on the introduction of Civil Sanctions and Cost Sharing for the Energy Using Products and Energy Labelling Regulations - closes 15 June
Consultation on draft updated guidance on Green Claims - closes 15 June
Introduction of restrictions on the landfilling of certain wastes - closes 10 June
Meeting EU Landfill Diversion Targets - closes 10 June
Implementing the Packaging Strategy: Recovery and recycling targets, funding transparency and technical changes - closes 27 May
Consultation on draft guidance on the legal definition of waste and its application - close 12 April 

BIS

WEEE Compliance Fee 2016 - closes 15 Nov
WEEE Compliance Fee - closes 28 Nov
Revisions to the WEEE Regulations - 21 Jun
Non-economic Regulators: Duty to have regard for growth - closes 19 Apr
Amending the Regulators' Compliance Code - closes 3 May
Implementation of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU - closes 6 July 2012

Environment Agency 

Summary of FPP consultation responses - 26 Nov
Fire Prevention Plan consultation outcome - 16 Sep
Enviornmental Permitting: changes to landfill permits - closed 18 Apr
Environmental Permitting: changes to H2 energy efficiency guidance - closed 11 Apr
Proposed changes to landspreading and waste storage standard rules - closed 14 Feb

2016

Standard Rules 14 - consultation outcome - 2 Nov
Environmental Permitting Standard Rules 12 - consultation outcome - 31 Jul
Environmental Permitting changes to H1 risk assessment consultation outcome - 28 Jul
Waste Assessment and Classification (WM3) - closed
Changes to 4 Standard Rules Permits for construction and land reclamation - closed 20 Mar
Applies Fire Prevention Plan for waste storage sites amongst other things - closed 6 Mar
Waste Assessment and Classification (WM3) - closes 03 Feb 2015
EA charges 2015 (important changes to Permitting charges) - closes 20 Nov
MRF charging - closes 20 Jun
Environmental Permitting - Changes to H2 energy efficiency guidance - closes 11 Apr
Standard Rules Consultation No.9 – clinical waste treatment - closes 11 Apr
Environment Agency charges 2014 - closes 20 Dec
H1 Environmental Risk Assessment - closes 24 Dec
Reclassification of portable batteries - closes 6 Sep
Building a better environment: Our role in development and how we can help - closes 19 Oct
EP Standard Rules for Installations under the Industrial Emissions Directive - closes 4th Sep
A consultation to revise the Environment Agency's Pollution Inventory - 23 Apr
Installation, decommissioning and removal of underground storage tanks: PPG 27 - closes 23 Mar
Hierarchy for the derivation of new Environmental Assessment Levels - closes 01 Apr
Pollution Prevention Pays Guidance - closes 23 Mar
Pollution prevention Guidance Used Oils: PPG8 - closes 9th Jan
Introducing Pollution Prevention: PPG1 - closes 27 Jan
Groundwater Protection - Principles and Practice - closes 23 Dec
EA charges 2012-2015 - closes 21 Dec
Guidance on the treatment of waste by thermal desorption - 1 Nov
Standard Rules for the Environmental Permitting Regulations – Consultation No.7 -
Closes 22 July
Draft End of waste criteria (Quality Protocol) for the production of aggregates from inert waste - closes 26 April
Draft end of waste criteria for the production and use of products from fully processed waste derived wood - closes 27 April
Standard Rules for the Environmental Permitting Regulations – Anaerobic Digestion plants - closes 31 Jan 2011
Treatment and disposal of private sewage: PPG 4 - closes 14 Feb
Guidance for spreading waste on land - closes 24 Dec
Safe storage combustible materials prevent and control fire - PPG29 - closes 24 Dec
EA charges 2011/12 - closes 17 Dec
Storing drums and intermediate bulk containers: PPG 26 - closes 10 Dec
Standard Rules for the Environmental Permitting Regulations - closes 29 Nov
Horizontal Guidance Note H1 - Technical review - closes 25 Nov
Compatability testing for the waste management industry - closes 17 Nov
Incident response - Dealing with spills: PPG22 - closes 22 Sep
Implementing the new Civil Sanctions powers - closes 7 May
Guidance for the treatment and storage of aerosols and similar packaged wastes - closes 23 Mar
Groundwater risk assessment for treated effluent discharges to infiltration systems - closes 6 Apr

SEPA/Scottish Government

Determining the amount of variable monetary penalty - closes 28 Nov
Food waste management in Scotland - closed 29 Jul

2016

Financial provision - changes to requirements for waste management activities - closes 4 Dec
SEPA Compliance Assessment Scheme changes - closes 12 Nov
Consultation on SEPA enforcement policy and guidance - closes 22 Oct
Consultation on Proposals for a New Regulatory Charging Scheme - closes 26 Jun
BAT for composting - closed 27 Feb
Proposal to amend Pollution Prevention and Control charges - closed 17 Feb
New Environmental Enforcement Framework including Civil Sanctions - issued 14 Jul 14
Consultation on a proposal to increase charges in 2014-15 and 2015-16 - closes 17 Feb 15
Consultation on a proposal to amend the Pollution Prevention and Control charging scheme - closes 17 Feb 15
Thermal treatment of waste Guidelines - 19 Jul
Licensing of Scrap Metal Dealers - 3 Jul
Proposals to increase fees and charges from April 2013 - closes 15 Feb 2013
Proposals to amend the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Fees and charges scheme - closes 11 Feb 2013
Future funding arrangements for SEPA - closes 4 Jan 2013
Proposals for an Integrated Framework of Environmental Legislation - 4 Aug
Raising the turnover required by a metal dealer for examption from licensing - closes 29 Feb
Provision & assessment of technically competent management at licensed waste management facilities - closes 16 Sep
Waste Data Strategy for Scotland - 2 May 2011
Better environmental regulation: SEPA’s change proposals - 14 Feb 2011
Implementing Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan including bans on certain waste to landfill and WTE - closes 7 Feb
Proposed amendments to SEPA charges 2011/12 - closes 11 Jan
Changes to the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2010 - closes 1 Dec
Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 - closes 15 Oct
Low Carbon Economy discussion paper - closes 22 June
Proposal to amend the charges for the spreading of organic waste on land - closes 21 May
Consolidation of the Waste Management Licensing Regulations - closes 21 May

Welsh Assembly/NRW

Changes to Standard Rules Permits - closes 23 Dec 2016
Charges for 2017/18 - closes 13 Jan 2017
Charges for 2016/17 - closes 26 Nov 2015
Changes to specific SR permits as a result of IED - no closing date shown
NRW Charging for 2015/16 - closes 9 Jan
Draft Fly-tipping Strategy - closes 29 Aug
Separate collection of waste (TEEP) - closes 21 Jul
Environment Bill - closes 15 Jan
Waste Guidance - Third stage consultation - closes 4 Oct
Natural Resource Wales (EA replacement): Enforcement and Prosecution Policy - closes 28 Feb 
Proposed arrangements for establishing and directing a new body for the management of Wales’ natural resources - closes 2 May
Draft Guidance in support Statutory Recovery Targets set under Waste (Wales) Measure 2010 - closes 16 Apr 
Draft Construction and Demolition Sector Waste Plan - closes 31 Jan 2012
Collections, Infrastructure and Markets Sector Plan for Consultation March 2011 - closes 10 June
Draft Recycling, Preparation for Re-use and Composting Targets - closes 26 Jan
Local Authority Environmental Regulation of Industrial Plant: 2011/12 Risk Based Fees and Charges - closes 14 Jan 2011
Consultation on the draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 - closes 24 Sep
Consultation on the Draft Municipal Sector Plan - Part 1 - closes 13 Sep
A consultation on the draft Single Use Carrier Bag Charge (Wales) Regulations 2010 - closes 2 Aug

Northern Ireland

Draft Waste Management Licensing (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 - closed 25 Sep
Resitrictions on the landfilling of food waste - closes 3 Dec
Controlled Waste (Seizure of Property) Regulations (NI) 2013 - closes 13 Sep
Environmental Better Regulation Bill consultation - closes 24 Jul
Permitted Development for Agricultural Buildings and AD Plants - closes 18 Jan 2013
Revising NI Waste Management Strategy - closes 18 Jan 2013
The Draft Single Use Carrier Bags Charge Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 - closes 9 Jul
Revised Duty of Care Guidance - closes 12 Feb 2012
Addendum and Delivery Programme to the NI Waste Management Strategy 2006-2020 - closes 20 Oct
Consultation on Proposals for a Charge on Single Use Carrier Bags - closes 12 Oct
Environmental Better Regulation White Paper - closes 30 Sep 2011
Proposed amendments to the Groundwater Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009; The Environmental Liability (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 and The Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 - closes 22 April 2011
Consultation Paper On Draft Site Waste Management Plans Regulations - closes 11 Mar 2011
Stage 2 on transposition of revised Waste Framework Directive - closes 16 November
Ozone Depleting Substances Joint Consultation Paper - closes 16 Sep
Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill - closes 23 April
Draft Guidance on the legal definition of waste and its applications - 12 April
 

 

 


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