Consultation outcome

Proposed Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations 2017

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We received 34 responses to this consultation. The views expressed have been taken into account in our proposed approach to implementing EU Regulation 2017/852 on Mercury, as set out in the government response.

We expect the UK regulations to come into force on 1 January 2018.

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Seeking views on how we will enforce controls on mercury in the UK.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about how we plan to enforce controls on mercury in the UK. The controls will apply the requirements of EU Regulation 2017/852 on mercury.

We are interested in the views of those in industries that use mercury or deal with mercury waste, as well as those involved in dentistry. In particular, we would like to hear whether you view the approach proposed as being appropriate and proportionate.

This is a joint consultation led in England by Defra, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), with input from the Department of Health. In the Devolved Administrations it has been led by the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Northern Ireland) and the Department of Health (Northern Ireland).

Published 23 October 2017
Last updated 1 December 2017 + show all updates
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