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Regulation of Hormone Disrupting Chemicals Bill


Regulation of Hormone Disrupting Chemicals Bill

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A

Bill

To

Make provision about the regulation of hormone disrupting chemicals; and

for connected purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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Ban on certain hormone disrupting chemicals

(1)   

Where, in the opinion of the Environment Agency—

(a)   

a substance (substance A) contains hormone disrupting chemicals

which may damage human health or the environment; and

(b)   

there is an alternative substance which adequately performs the

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functions of substance A;

   

it shall lay a report to that effect before each House of Parliament.

(2)   

Within three months of the report under subsection (1) being laid before each

House of Parliament, the Secretary of State shall make an order to ban

substance A.

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(3)   

Before making a report under subsection (1) the Environment Agency shall

consult with such organisations as the Secretary of State may by regulations

prescribe.

(4)   

Any power to make an order or regulations under this section is exercisable by

statutory instrument.

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(5)   

The Secretary of State may not make an order or regulations under this section

unless a draft of the order or regulations has been laid before, and approved by

resolution of, each House of Parliament.

(6)   

In this section—

“substance containing hormone disrupting chemicals” means chemicals,

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including pesticides, industrial chemicals, by-products of industrial

processes and components of sewage effluent, which in the opinion of

the Environment Agency, have endocrine disrupting activity.

 
Bill 114 53/3
 
 

Regulation of Hormone Disrupting Chemicals Bill

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Clause Title

(1)   

This Act may be cited as the Regulation of Hormone Disrupting Chemicals Act

2004.

(2)   

This Act extends to England and Wales.

 

 

 
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