12th December 2017

SI 2017/1200

The Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force (except Parts 2 and 3) on 1st January 2018. Parts 2 and 3 come into force on 1st April 2018. These Regulations supplement Regulation EU 2017/852 on mercury by establishing offences, penalties and enforcement powers relating to that Regulation. These Regulations also implement Article 17 of the Mercury Regulation which requires the designation of authorities responsible for performing functions under that Regulation. Part 2 provides for civil enforcement by the Environment Agency and NRW.  Parts 3 and 4 respectively provide for enforcement by DAERA and SEPA. Part 7 creates offences relating to the provisions of the Mercury Regulation which are listed in Schedule 1.

12th December 2017

SI 2017/1207

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 27th December. These regulations amend The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/3038). The amendments are minor substitutions to the text in paragraphs 35(4), 42A(2), 54(7)(b) and in Schedule 4.

4th December 2017

SI 2017/1178

The Plant Health (Forestry) (Amendment) (England and Scotland) Order 2017. Comes into force 1st January 2018. This Order amends the Plant Health (Forestry) Order 2005 (SI 2005/2517) in relation to England and Scotland to implement— (a)Decision No 1/2015 of the Joint Committee on Agriculture concerning the amendment to Appendices 1, 2 and 4 to Annex 4 to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products (b)Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/204 authorising Member States to provide for a temporary derogation from certain provisions of Council Directive 2000/29/EC in respect of ash wood originating or processed in the United States of America (c)Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2017/1279 amending Annexes I to V to Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the EU.