24th January 2018

SI 2018/53.

The Merchant Shipping (Safety Rules and Standards for Passenger Ships) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 15th February.  These regulations amend:

SI 2015/508. Merchant Shipping (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2015.  Definitions for “The Directive” and “pleasure vessel” amended. SI 2010/1075. Merchant Shipping (Technical Requirements for Inland Waterway Vessels) Regulations 2010. Minor amendment to regulation 3(3)(b). SI 2000/2687. Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ships on Domestic Voyages) Regulations 2000. A number of changes to regulation 2 (interpretation).
19th January 2018

SI 2018/56

 The Scotland Act 2016 and Onshore Petroleum (Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provisions and Model Clauses) Regulations 2018. Comes into force on commencement of section 48 of the Act.

These Regulations make amendments and modifications to the existing regime for the licensing of petroleum consequent on sections 47 and 48 of the Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), which devolve legislative competence to the Scottish Parliament and transfer certain functions and powers to the Scottish Ministers for the granting and regulation of licences to search and bore for and get petroleum within the “Scottish onshore area” and related matters.

17th January 2018

SI 2018/42

The Nuclear Installations (Prescribed Sites and Transport) Regulations 2018.  Come into force 16th January. These Regulations prescribe the sites and transport for which lower liability limits apply under the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 (A1965 c.57).

The liability regime imposed by A1965 c.57 “the Act” on operators of nuclear sites and disposal sites taking nuclear waste sets the standard liability limit at €1200 million, but allows a lower limit to be set for sites and transport prescribed under section 16(1) of the Act. These Regulations do not apply to excepted matter, which is the subject of separate regulation, the Nuclear Installations (Excepted Matter) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/920).