Consultation document formulated for sustainable policy

Advisers from the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) have come together with Amenity Forum members to discuss the issues around the implementation of the EU Sustainable Use Directive.

The CRD is formulating a consultation document that is due to be released next month. It follows formal adoption of the directive and the regulation on the placing of plant protection products on the market by the EU Council of Ministers on 24 September.

During the Amenity Forum conference, delegates took part in a range of group brainstorming sessions to share their views on the directive.

The event provided an opportunity for CRD head of environmental policy Adrian Dixon and environmental policy adviser Grant Stark to find out how implementation could be taken forward and the issues for the sector.

The consultation is likely to end in early February 2010, with the legislation formally placed into UK law by the end of 2011.

Amenity Forum chairman John Moverley said: "This is an important time for the sector and I really believe we have an organisation that is listening to and wants to work with the sector."

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