Legislation

23rd December 2020

SI 2020/1620

SI 2020/1620.   The Control of Mercury (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.  Coming into force immediately before IP completion day.   These Regulations amend SI 2017/ 1200 The Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations 2017.  The amendments are concerned with the implementation of the Regulations in Northern Ireland following Brexit.

22nd December 2020

SR 2020/345

SR 2020/345.  The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020.  Coming into force 11th January. These Regulations amend SR 2007/198 Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007.  These Regulations replace the EU recovery and recycling targets, in accordance with Directive (EU) 2018/852, with a recycling obligation on producers. They also establish new material specific recycling targets for paper/board, plastic, glass, aluminium, steel and wood as well as the specific re-melt target for glass. The recycling allocation for small producers for 2018 to 2020 is changed for 2021 and 2022.

18th December 2020

SI 2020/1567

SI 2020/1567. The Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020. These Regulations come into force immediately before IP completion day. These Regulations make amendments to legislation in the field of chemical regulation and the regulation of genetically modified organisms. None of the changes being made alter the technical requirements and standards established by the legislation.