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Defra takes on WEEE and ELV regulations

The different teams at Defra and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) looking after environmental regulations are to merge.

BIS officials will transfer to Defra on 1 April in a move that means responsibility for waste and product-related regulations that have either single market or producer responsibility objectives will lie in one place in Whitehall.

The new team will be handling the implications of the circular economy package of proposals from the European Commission.

Government statement said merging the teams would bring “greater co-ordination of Government policy and the combined regulatory responsibilities”.

The team transferring from BIS has been responsible for the domestic WEEE system, including running the distributor take-back scheme, regulating end-of-life vehicles and the waste disposal regime for automotive and industrial batteries.

The full list of legislation transferring from BIS to Defra is:

  • Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008
  • Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
  • Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) (Amendment) Regulations 2015
  • End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations 2003
  • End-of-Life Vehicles (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2005
  • End-of-Life Vehicles (Producer Responsibility) (Amendment) Regulations 2010
  • End-of-Life Vehicles (Amendment) Regulations 2010
  • Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations 2015
  • Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012
  • Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009
  • Waste Batteries and Accumulators (Amendment) Regulations 2015
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2014
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

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