Consultation - Proposal for a Directive on Recreational Craft and Personal Watercraft
Open date: 11 Nov 2011
Closing date: 11 Feb 2012
Response date: 21 May 2012
This consultation seeks views on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on Recreational Craft and Personal Watercraft.
This consultation seeks views on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on Recreational Craft and Personal Watercraft (the Proposal).
The sector covers a wide range of watercraft including yachts, narrow boats and luxury motor cruisers. It is a lively and dynamic sector in the UK with a large number of SMEs. The Government broadly supports revision of the Directive as we believe that the Proposal contains a number of improvements on the current directive. The reduction in exhaust emissions is welcomed as this will bring it into line with practice in the United States. Although this may result in increased cost to business, there will also be benefits to engine manufacturers trading in the global market in terms of exports that this should bring. However, there are a number of areas where the Government has identified potential difficulties with the Proposal, which are set out below. We are asking for your views on whether you have any concerns over the Proposal and what could be done to address these concerns and what could be done to improve it.
Issued: 11 November 2011
Closing Date: 11 February 2012
Government Response published: 21 May 2012
Enquiries to: Kevin Lane, Electronics, Materials, Chemicals & Product Regulation, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, 4th Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET. Tel 020 7215 1774. Email: Kevin.Lane@bis.gsi.gov.uk
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