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We received 30 responses to this consultation. We will make the necessary changes to the Environmental Permitting Regulations, to take effect in 2017.
We want to know what you think about proposed changes to how mobile crushing of lamps containing mercury are regulated and monitored for compliance. This includes plans to remove the current exemption for an environmental permit (known as T17 exemption).
These changes will make sure that regulation and monitoring are proportionate and sufficient for human health and the environment protection. They will also provide a level playing field for businesses involved in lamp recycling and provide legal clarity on minimum European requirements.