Legislation

21st December 2016

SI 2016/1246

The Contracts for Difference (Allocation) (Excluded Sites) Amendment Regulations 2016.  Coming into force 15th December. This regulation amends Regulations 14A, B, C and D (temporary site exclusions and exemption certificates) of SI 2014/2011.

20th December 2016

SI 2016/1254.

The Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016.  Comes into force 31st December. Amends Regulations 6 (appeals) and 18 (restrictions on spreading slurry)

19th December 2016

SI 2016/1154

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016.  Comes into force 1st January 2017.    These Regulations provide a consolidated system of environmental permitting in England and Wales. They replace the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/675).  They transpose provisions of fifteen EU Directives which impose obligations required to be delivered through permits or capable of being delivered through permits.

Part 1 contains general provisions, in particular interpretation. Regulation 8 defines the term “regulated facility” and Regulation 12 requires every regulated facility to be operated under the authority of an environmental permit. Part 2 sets out the procedures in relation to environmental permits. Part 3 provide for the discharge of functions by the regulator in relation to permits.   Part 4 contains enforcement-related provisions. Part 5 makes provision for public registers to be kept by the regulator.

Schedules:

1; Activities, installations and mobile plant 2; Exempt facilities: general 3; Exempt facilities and waste operations to which section 33(1)(a) of the 1990 Act does not apply: descriptions and conditions 4; Application to the Crown 5; Environmental permits 6; Appeals to the appropriate authority 7; Part A installations: Industrial Emissions Directive 8; Part B installations and Part B mobile plant etc. 9; Waste operations and materials facilities 10; Landfill 11; Waste motor vehicles 12; Waste electrical and electronic equipment 13; Waste incineration: Industrial Emissions Directive 14; Solvent emission activities 15; Large combustion plants: Industrial Emissions Directive 16; Asbestos 17; Titanium dioxide: Industrial Emissions Directive 18; Petrol vapour recovery 19; Waste batteries and accumulators 20; Mining waste operations 21; Water discharge activities 22; Groundwater activities 23; Radioactive substances activities 24; Efficiency in heating and cooling energy: Energy Efficiency Directive 25; Flood risk activities and excluded flood risk activities 26; Enforcement undertakings 27; Public registers 28; Revocations 29; Consequential amendments

Regulations revoked by these Regulations are:

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) 2007 (SI 2007/3538) and amendments (SI 2009/1799 and SI 2009/3381). The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/675) and amendments (SI 2010/676, SI 2010/2172, SI 2011/2043, SI 2011/2933, SI 2012/630, SI 2013/390, SI 2013/766, SI 2014/255, SI 2014/2852, SI 2015/324, SI 2015/918, SI 2015/934 SI 2015/1756, SI 2016/149 and SI 2016/475).

Acts amended by these Regulations are:

Continental Shelf Act 1964, Nuclear Installations Act 1965, Control of Pollution Act 1974, Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975, Highways Act 1980, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Atomic Weapons Establishment Act 1991, Water Industry Act 1991, Water Resources Act 1991, Water Consolidation (Consequential Provisions) Act 1991, Clean Air Act 1993, Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995, Environment Act 1995, Petroleum Act 1998, Finance Act 2000, Energy Act 2004, Planning Act 2008, Energy Act 2008, Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, Defence Reform Act 2014.

One hundred and twenty-one Statutory Instruments also have amendments made under these Regulations.  Regulations of relevance which have amendments are:

SI 1994/2834; Urban Waste Water Treatment (England and Wales) Regulations 1994 SI 1996/1527; Landfill Tax Regulations 1996 SI 1999/3232; Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 SI 2001/2954; Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001 SI 2003/3242; Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003. SI 2005/894; Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005 SI 2006/1379; Radioactive Contaminated Land (Modification of Enactments) (England) Regulations 2006. SI 2006/1380; Contaminated Land (England) Regulations 2006. WSI 2006/2989; Contaminated Land (Wales) Regulations 2006 SI 2007/871; Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007 SI 2007/3106; Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulations 2007. SI 2009/890; Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 WSI 2009/995; Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (Wales) Regulations 2009 SI 2009/1927; Major Accident Off-Site Emergency Plan (Management of Waste from Extractive Industries) (England and Wales) Regulations 2009. SI 2011/988; Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011. SI 2011/1824; Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011. SI 2012/3038; Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012 SI 2013/3113; Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 SI 2015/483; Control of Major Accidents Hazards Regulations 2015 SI 2015/596; Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 SI 2015/668; Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015 SI 2015/810; Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (England) Regulations 2015 SI 2016/1350; Hazardous Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015 WSI 2016/58; Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2016