Starting Date: 22-12-08
Closing Date: 13-02-09
BERR, Defra and the Devolved Administrations for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are seeking views on draft regulations for UK implementation of provisions relating to waste batteries in Directive 2006/66/EC on Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and Accumulators.
The Government and the Devolved Administrations are seeking the views of producers, distributors, collectors and recyclers of batteries and accumulators and items containing batteries and accumulators, and any other interested parties, on the proposed approach for implementing provisions in the Directive relating to the collection, treatment, recycling and disposal of waste portable, automotive and industrial batteries and accumulators. Responses to this consultation will help Government finalise the legislation that is needed to transpose these provisions into UK law.
This is the second public consultation on these aspects of the Directive. The first consultation (URN 07/710), which addressed all aspects of UK implementation of the Directive, was published on 20 December 2007 (7 January 2008 in Northern Ireland). A Government response to that consultation was published in July 2008.
The Government has already consulted for a second time on the internal market aspects of the Directive (URN 08/913) in order that legislation addressing those requirements could be laid in Parliament and take effect from 26 September 2008.