This page contains details of consultation exercises carried out by PSD (which became part of CRD on 01/05/2009) since April 2004.
Information on older consultations may be included in subject pages, linked from the home page. If you cannot find what you are looking for please let us know.
Current consultations, with closing date
- Consultation on Streamlining Chemical Regulations: The HSE is inviting comments on proposals to update and simplify the domestic regulations which support EU legislation on Biocides, Export and Import of Hazardous Chemicals (PIC) and Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (CLP) Regulations. This consultation closes on 31 January 2013.
Non-formal consultation on the proposal to routinely publish Registration Reports for plant protection products on the CRD website. This consultation closed on 8 June 2012.
About consultation exercises
Consultation exercises normally begin with publication of a consultation paper in which we invite comment from stakeholders on a policy issue, legislative or other proposal.
Consultations are carried out in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultation. The consultation period will normally last a minimum of 12 weeks, although there are circumstances in which shorter consultations will be unavoidable (e.g. where tight timescales are dictated by European Union processes). A draft Regulatory Impact Assessment will be included as part of the consultation where proposals may create burdens for business.
Once the deadline has passed, the consultation closes, and the comments received are carefully considered in developing policies, plans for legislation etc. After this stage, the comments are made publicly available for six months as consultation responses.
Defra's Information Resource Centre (formerly the library) will supply copies of consultation responses to personal callers or telephone enquiries (Tel. 020 7238 6712). To avoid delays personal callers should give the library 24 hours' notice of their requirements.