Archive for August, 2013

Biocidal Products (Fees and Charges) Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2013/207

These Regulations came into force on 1 September 2013 and apply to Northern Ireland only.
They make provisions for fees payable by dutyholders under Regulation (EU) 528/2012, on the making available on the market and use of biocidal products.
In particular, they:

enable the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSE NI)…

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Biocidal Products and Chemicals (Appointment of Authorities and Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2013/206

These Regulations came into force on 1 September 2013 and apply to Northern Ireland only.
They formally appoint national authorities as competent authorities in relation to Regulation (EU) 528/2012, on the making available on the market and use of biocidal products, and Regulation (EC) 1272/2008, on classification, labelling and packaging of…

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Revised “Electricity at work” guidance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a third edition of HSG85 – Electricity at Work.

The updated guidance is for people, including the self-employed, who carry out work on or near electrical equipment. It includes advice on safe working practices for managers and supervisors who control or influence the design, specification, selection, installation, commissioning, maintenance or operation of electrical equipment.

In particular, the guidance provides information on:

  • hazards;
  • correct selection and use of equipment;
  • actions for managers and supervisors;
  • assessing safe working practices;
  • deciding whether to work dead or live;
  • actions common to both dead and live working;
  • working dead;
  • working live.
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Public Bodies (Abolition of Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council) Order SI 2013/2042

This Order came into force on 19 August 2013 and applies to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
It is made in accordance with the Public Bodies Act 2011 and abolishes the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council (AJTC). It also makes a number of consequential amendments and repeals to legislation which refer…

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Regulation (EU) 613/2013 (OJ:L173/34/2013) amending Regulation (EC) 1451/2007 as regards additional active substances of biocidal products to be examined under the review programme

This Regulation amends Regulation (EC) 1451/2007, on the second phase of the 10-year work programme referred to in Directive 98/8/EC, on the placing of biocidal products on the market, as regards additional active substances of biocidal products to be examined under the review programme.
Legislative background
Regulation (EC) 1451/2007 sets out, in…

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Public consultation on REACH

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has received the first application for authorisation under Regulation 1907/2006, on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

The application, made by Rolls-Royce plc, concerns the substance Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). The use applied for is the processing of a stop-off formulation containing DEHP during the diffusion bonding and manufacture of aero engine fan blades.

Interested parties can submit relevant information on alternatives via the web form on ECHA's website, which contains further information on the use mentioned above.

The eight-week public consultation closes on 9 October 2013.

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Directive 2013/44/EU (OJ:L204/49/2013) amending Directive 98/8/EC to include powdered corn cob as an active substance in Annexes 1 and 1A

This Directive amends Annexes 1 and 1A to Directive 98/8/EC, on the placing of biocidal products on the market, to include powdered corn cob as an active substance.
Legislative background
Regulation (EC) 1451/2007, on the second phase of the 10-year work programme referred to in Directive 98/8/EC establishes a list of active…

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Biocidal Products (Fees and Charges) Regulations SI 2013/1507

These Regulations came into force on 1 September 2013 and apply to England, Scotland and Wales.
They provide the charging regime in relation to Regulation (EU) 528/2012, on the making available on the market and use of biocidal products.
In particular, these Regulations make provision for:

the competent authority to charge fees, at…

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Biocidal Products and Chemicals (Appointment of Authorities and Enforcement) Regulations SI 2013/1506

These Regulations began to come into force on 1 September 2013 and apply to England, Scotland and Wales, with only certain provisions applying to Northern Ireland.
They provide for the appointment of competent authorities in relation to Regulation (EU) 528/2012, on the making available on the market and use of biocidal…

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Regulation (EU) 736/2013 (OJ:L204/25/2013) amending Regulation (EU) 528/2012 as regards the duration of the work programme for examination of existing biocidal active substances

This Regulation amends Regulation (EU) 528/2012, on the making available on the market and use of biocidal products, with regard to the duration of the work programme for examination of existing biocidal active substances.
Legislative background
Regulation (EU) 528/2012 provides for the continuation of the work programme for the examination of all existing…

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