CD290 - Consultation on proposed minor administrative changes to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015

Closed 27 Aug 2021

Opened 30 Jul 2021

Results updated 17 Nov 2021

The results of this consultation are now available.



This Consultation relates to administrative changes to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH) which are required because of the dissolution of Public Health England (PHE).

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) consults stakeholders to seek their views on its proposals. It believes that public consultation provides an open and transparent approach to its decision-making. Following consultation, HSE will make a recommendation to the Secretary of State on the best way forward.

Code of Practice on Consultation

HSE is committed to best practice in consultation and to the Government’s Consultation Principles. The Government is improving the way it consults by adopting a more proportionate and targeted approach, so that the type and scale of engagement is proportional to the potential impacts of the proposal. The emphasis is on understanding the effects of a proposal and focussing on real engagement with key groups rather than following a set process.

How to submit comments

Comments should be submitted by using the online survey below. This is the most effective way for us to fully consider and analyse responses.

Alternatively, you can download a copy of the survey (in Microsoft Word) and email it to:, or send via post to: COMAH consultation, Chemicals and Land Use Planning policy team, 2.1 Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 7HS. 

We would be grateful if you could send an email address when you provide your response. This will allow us to inform you when HSE intends to publish information concerning consultation responses on its websites.

Responses must be received by 27th August 2021.

If you require a more accessible format of this document, please send details to  and your request will be considered.


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  • Legislation change