The Landfill Tax (Wales) (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Order 2018. Comes into force 1st April. These regulations devolve landfill tax to Wales. Specifically, it makes amendments to the Landfill Tax Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/1527) to reflect the timing for charging t landfill tax in Wales.
The Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018. Comes into force 20th March. These regulations amend the Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (SR 2013/160). These Regulations introduce provisions relating to medium combustion plants (MCP), combustion plant with a rated thermal input equal to or greater than 1 megawatt but less than 50 MW. They transpose the European Union’s Medium Combustion Plant Directive, which lays down rules to control emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and dust from MCPs.
The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 12th March. These Regulations implement the revised version of Annex II of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the MARPOL Convention. Annex II contains regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk. As a consequence of these Regulations, the Merchant Shipping (Dangerous or Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/3010) are revoked.