POPs GB

Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation

Last updated:
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February
2024
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Legislation Overview

Legislation name
Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants
Applicable to
Great Britain
Purpose
To implement EU Regulation (EC) No. 850/2004 on persistent organic pollutants in the UK, ensuring the prohibition or strict control of production, use, and release of persistent organic pollutants to protect human health and the environment.
Scope
Applicable to the production, use, import, and export of persistent organic pollutants within the UK.
Key requirements
Restrictions on producing, placing on the market, and using specified substances; management of stockpiles and waste containing such substances.
Penalties
Fines not exceeding the statutory maximum or imprisonment for terms not exceeding two years, or both, depending on the court's decision.
EXEMPTIONS
Possible derogations for the use or disposal of waste containing persistent organic pollutants under specific conditions.
Guidance
Not specified in the provided content, but typically guidance would be available from the designated competent authorities.