Legislation

21st July 2017

SI 2017/743.

The Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Communication Services on Ships) (Exemption) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 2nd August. These Regulations implement Commission Implementing Decision 2017/191/EU which amends Decision 2010/166/EU to introduce frequency bands for mobile communication services on board vessels in the European Union  These Regulations revoke the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Communication Services on Board Ships) (Exemption) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/316).

These Regulations exempt the use of wireless telegraphy apparatus, on board British registered vessels within the territorial waters of the British Isles, which complies with certain terms, provisions and limitations, from the requirement to be licensed under section 8(1) of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (c.36).

13th July 2017

SI 2017/731

The Electricity (Exemptions from the Requirement for a Generation Licence) Order 2017.  Comes into force 4th August. This Order grants exemptions from section 4(1)(a) of the Electricity Act 1989 (which prohibits the generation of electricity for supply to any premises without a licence) in relation to eight electricity generating stations in Great Britain. The stations are;

Kype Muir Wind Farm, South Lanarkshire; Middle Muir Wind Farm, South Lanarkshire; Brockloch Rig Windfarm, Dumfries and Galloway; Heckington Fen Wind Park, Lincolnshire; Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm, Carmarthenshire; Ray Wind Farm, Northumberland; Cheshire Power Station, Cheshire; and Glyn Rhonwy Pumped Hydro, Gwynedd.

 

13th July 2017

SI 2017/727

The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force 31st July.  These Regulations amend the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/2860) and the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/928). Version 5.0 of the Microgeneration Installation Standard (http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/) is a relevant installation standard that applies to Microgeneration Certification Scheme contractors undertaking the supply, design, installation, set to work, commissioning and handover of microgeneration heat pump systems for the purposes of the Renewable Heat Incentive and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Schemes.