.Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/706. Comes into force 8th May. Regulation amending Annex VII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards skin sensitisation and repealing Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1688. Seeks to avoid animal testing and the repetition of already performed tests.
The Water Resources (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 16th May. Amends the Water Resources (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/164). In summary:new regulations 3A, 3B, 3C and 7A. amendments to regulation 6 (preparation of an environmental statement) and 8 new Schedules 1 and 2
The Offshore Petroleum Production and Pipe-lines (Environmental Impact Assessment and other Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 16th May.Part 1 contains amendments to the Offshore Petroleum Production and Pipe-lines (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/ 360) Part 2 contains amendments to the Public Gas Transporter Pipe-line Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/1672) Part 3 contains amendments to the Pipe-line Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/1928) Part 4 sets out miscellaneous amendments of other legislation.