Current Consultations and Enquiries

CIWM likes to respond, as best it can, to all consultations therefore input from members is vital.  If you would like to submit a response to any consultation below please send your comments to the Technical Team on at least one week before the closing date of the consultation.

New consultations and closing date reminders are always posted on News Online (the weekly Technical Newsletter sent to CIWM members), this page shows the list of consolidated UK wide consultations that CIWM are aware of, however, CIWM will not necessarily be responding to every consultation in this list.

Responses to past consultations can be viewed using the links in the box on the right of this page.  If you require any further information please contact the Technical Team.

Current consultations awaiting response:

European Commission - Fitness check of the EU Ambient Air Quality Directives – closes 23 August
The Commission would like to hear your views on the performance of the two complementary EU Ambient Air Quality (AAQ) Directives.  The fitness check builds on the extensive analysis developed as part of the 2013 air policy review.  The findings of the fitness check will be used to inform further reflections on whether the AAQ Directives are fit for purpose and continue to provide the appropriate legislative framework.

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001: codes of practice – closes 25 August 2017
The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) and Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (ATCSA) provide for a statutory consultation on new codes of practice and on any amendments to existing codes.  Six new codes are being consulted on including:

  • powers to search seize and detain property
  • exercising investigation powers under POCA
  • the use of search powers for recovering criminal cash

DBEIS: Defining intermediate risk prescribed sites: further consultation – closes 15 September 2017
Government is seeking views on nuclear third party liability and revised criteria for the definition of intermediate risk nuclear sites.  Government is consulting on the revised definition because the earlier consultation on this subject raised a number of points that how now been addressed.

Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Consultation on the draft Ship Recycling Regulations 2017 – closes 15 September 2017
Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s proposals for implementing an effective enforcement regime for the EU Ship Recycling Regulation through the proposed Ship Recycling (Requirements in relation to Hazardous Materials on Ships) Regulations 2017.


Welsh Government: Changes to local authority municipal waste statistical outputs – closes 19 September 2017
Provisional quarterly local authority municipal waste data are currently published via 4 quarterly statistical releases.  Accompanying annual data is published on StatsWales.  The Welsh Government are consulting on proposals to stop publishing the quarterly Statistical release and replace with a short headline outlining key points and stop publishing provisional data in August and publish Q4 as part of the final annual release in October.


Scottish Government: Climate Change Bill – closes 22 September 2017
Action to mitigate climate change is a key component of the Scottish Government’s aim to create a growing, sustainable and inclusive economy.  The Scottish Government intends to introduce a new Climate Change Bill with even more ambitious targets.  Click here for the consultation documents.


Welsh Government: Taking forward Wales’ sustainable management of natural resources – closes 30 September 2017
The consultation seeks views on new regulatory approaches to the sustainable management of natural resources in Wales.  Chapter 7 refers to Waste and Local Environment Quality and proposes changes to powers of entry, sanctions and littering from vehicles.  Chapter 8 consults on Smarter Regulation. 


European Commission: Public consultation investigating options for reducing releases to the environment of microplastics – closes 16 October 2017
The EC is launching this consultation to collect the views of stakeholders and citizens with regard to the policy options to reduce microplastics entering the marine environment.  You can contribute to this public consultation by filling out the online questionnaire.

London Assembly: London Environment Strategy consultation – closes 17 November 2017
The Mayor’s draft London Environment Strategy proposals include measures to tackle London’s toxic air, make London the world’s first National Park City and reduce plastic bottle waste – London Assembly would like to hear your thoughts on the strategy proposals.  Help shape the strategy by having your say in these discussions and survey before 17 November.



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