Please note that the guidance listed applies to England. However, and where appropriate, there are links to the controls applying to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in these different sets of guidance documents.
The purpose of this Regulation is to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment as well as the free movement of substances, mixtures and articles within scope of the controls.
The Environmental Permitting Regulations (England and Wales) were amended in 2018 to implement the requirements of the ‘Medium Combustion Plant’ (MCP) Directive and additional controls on ‘Specified Generators’.
In July 2020, Defra and the Devolved Administrations issued a joint Circular Economy Package policy statement confirming the UK’s commitment to a more circular economy which will see the UK keeping resources in use as long as possible, extracting maximum value from them, minimizing waste and promoting resource efficiency.
These Regulations establish criteria for evaluating the potential risks, harmonised procedures for risk assessment and authorisation, provisions for the labelling of feed consisting of and containing GMOs and produced from GMOs as well as the traceability and labelling of GMOs and the traceability of food and feed products produced from them.
Related information includes the GM Food and Feed – Notification of Existing Products and links to both the GB and EU list of authorised GMO’s.