UK REACH – restriction proposals 001 - Questions for the call for evidence for the lead shot ammunition

Closes 22 Oct 2021

Opened 23 Aug 2021

Overview

We are gathering information and evidence to support the development of a UK REACH restriction dossier (report) on risks to the environment and human health of the use of lead in ammunition (projectiles) in all habitats in Great Britain (GB; England, Scotland, Wales). Military and non-civilian use of ammunition is excluded. UK REACH came into force at the end of the EU exit transition period (31st December 2020) and regulates the access of chemicals to the GB market. Under the Northern Ireland Protocol, EU REACH continues to regulate the access of chemicals to the Northern Ireland market.

Please support your contribution with references and reliable data (facts and figures).

HSE’s Confidentiality and GDPR statements

HSE tries to make its call for evidence procedure as thorough and open as possible.

Information provided in response to this call for evidence may be subject to publication or disclosure in accordance with the access to information regimes (these are primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR)). Statutory Codes of Practice under the FOIA and EIR also deal with confidentiality obligations, among other things.

If you would like us to treat any of the information you provide as confidential, please make this clear in your response. If we receive a request under FOIA or EIR for the information you have provided, we will take full account of your explanation, but we cannot give an assurance that confidentiality can be maintained in all circumstances.

  • An automatic confidentiality disclaimer generated by your IT system will be disregarded for these purposes. Requests for confidentiality should be made explicit within the body of the response

HSE will process all personal data in accordance with the GDPR. This means that personal data will not normally be disclosed to third parties and any such disclosures will only be made in accordance with the Regulations.

How to submit comments

Provide some basic information on possible alternative(s) in the call for evidence survey below but more detailed information should be provided in document(s) prepared using the commenting templates in the related section below. If you want to include confidential information in your submission, please additionally complete a “confidential version” and submit both versions as attachments.

The call for evidence lasts for 8 weeks (unless otherwise specified) and closes at 23:59 London time (BST).

Call for evidence

Audiences

  • Restriction proposals

Interests

  • Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals (REACH)