Legislation

12th July 2016

SI 2016/738

The Waste (Meaning of Recovery) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016. Comes into force 3rd August. These Regulations make amendments to the Sis listed which define waste “recovery” by reference to Directive 2008/98/EC l on waste (“the Waste Framework Directive”). Annex II to the Waste Framework Directive was amended by adding a climate correction factor into the energy efficiency formula used to determine whether an incineration facility dedicated to the processing of municipal solid waste is considered a recovery operation (recovery operation “R1” in Annex II). The amended Regulations are: • Environmental Protection Act 1990 (A 1990 c.43) • Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (A 2009 c.23) • End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2635) • End-of-Life Vehicles (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005/263) • Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005/894) • Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/871) • Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/675) • Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) Order 2011 (SI 2011/409) • Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/988) • Climate Change Agreements (Eligible Facilities) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/2999) • Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003 (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/141) • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/3113)

12th July 2016

SI 2016/718

The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2016. Comes into force 1st August. Amends Regulation 39 of SI 2011/2860 with respect to periodic support payments.

11th July 2016

SI 2016/721

SI 2016/721. The Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas Regulations 2016. Coming into force 1st October. These Regulations modernise the control of carriage and the handling of dangerous goods in harbour areas in England, Scotland and Wales and replace the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987. The Regulations are divided into six parts. • Part 1 (Interpretation and application – regulations 1-6) • Part 2 (Entry of dangerous goods into harbour areas – regulations 6-7) • Part 3 (Marking of vessels – regulations 8-9) • Part 4 (Emergency and untoward incidents – regulations 10-13) • Part 5 (Explosives – regulations 14-24) • Part 6 (Miscellaneous and general – regulations 25-35)