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:


 UK Technical Advisory Group (UKTAG) consultation on standards for the Water Framework Directive
Consultation on proposals to improve the quality of the water environment in the UK by setting new standards or improving existing standards where the evidence suggests a change would be beneficial.  The consultation runs from Friday 24 May to Friday 5 July, inclusive.

Appropriate measures for permitted facilities that take healthcare waste
Closes 15 July 2019
Currently, appropriate measures and standards for permitted facilities that take healthcare waste for treatment or transfer are set out in published technical guidance note EPR 5.07 Clinical Waste (January 2011). The proposed guidance, which this consultation is for, will replace the original guidance note and will be available as web guidance on the .GOV website.

Restricting the use of intentionally added microplastic particles in consumer or professional use products of any kind Closes 20 September 2019

Industrial emissions - evaluating the EU rules Closes 4 September 2019
Stakeholders are consulted (a) to confirm the topics and issues covered by this evaluation, (b) gather factual information, data and knowledge about the implementation of the Industrial Emissions Directive, and (c) to gather their views on how well the Directive is working.



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