8th March 2018

SI 2018/287

The Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) and Marine Strategy (Amendment) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force 1st April.  These Regulations amend the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/1518) and the Marine Strategy Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/1627). The amendments result from the transfer to the Welsh Ministers of certain functions relating to harbours that are wholly in Wales, and functions relating to marine licensing and marine conservation in the Welsh offshore area under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (c. 23).


7th March 2018

SI 2018/306

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force 31st March. These Regulations implement Regulation (EU) 2017/2392 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2017 amending Directive 2003/87/EC to continue current limitations of scope for aviation activities and to prepare to implement a global market based measure from 2021.

The original Directive (2003/87/EC) is implemented in the UK by the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/3038). These regulations require aircraft operators which fall within the scope of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and are administered by the UK to monitor and report their aviation emissions each calendar year and then to surrender sufficient emissions trading allowances to cover those emissions. These Regulations amend SI 2012/3038.

6th March 2018

SI 2018/289

.The Plant Health etc. (Fees) (England) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 6th April. These Regulations specify the fees payable in relation to plant health services and the certification of seed potatoes, fruit plants and fruit plant propagating material. They revoke and replace the Plant Health Fees (England) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/601).