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 the Member Newsletter (previously known as News Online and is the weekly Technical Newsletter exclusive 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:

Revisions to marine licensing exemptions – closes 14 December 2018
As part of the government’s ongoing drive to clean up our seas, new proposals launched today (2 November 2018) will cut red tape and make it easier for divers to remove litter from the seabed.

BSI: BS EN14803 Identification and/or determination of the quantity of waste – closes 18 December 2018
Please be advised that a Draft for public comment has been loaded to the Standards Development Portal. We hope this will assist in increasing awareness of the Standards Development Portfolio - please feel free to forward this information to your wider organisations or colleagues who you consider may have an interest. Any comments received will be submitted to B/508/1 for their consideration when deciding the UK response to CEN. 
Proposal: BS EN 14803 Identification and/or determination of the quantity of waste

Local Government: the proposed reorganisation of local government in Northamptonshire – closes 25 January 2019
This consultation seeks views on the proposal that government has received from Northamptonshire Council for local government reorganisation.

Environment Agency charge proposals from April 2019 – closes 1 February 2019
This consultation seeks your views on further charge proposals which have been developed to take effect in England from April 2019.  The proposals cover:
•    Environment Permitting Regulations (EPR) including Closed Landfill, Radioactive Substance Regulations (RSR), and other EPR changes
•    The Environmental Protection (Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and other Dangerous Substances) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000
•    Water Abstraction - Dee and Wye Standard Charge only
•    EU Emissions Trading Scheme
•    Producer Responsibility:  WEEE Compliance Scheme

Defra – Biodiversity net gain consultation – closes 10 February 2019
Defra are seeking views on how we can improve the planning system in England to protect the environment (biodiversity net gain) and build places to live and work.

Medium Combustion Plant Directive and Specified Generator Regulations – closes 5 March 2019
Standard rules permit application and support and bespoke permit applications and support.  Consultation document available here.


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