15th March 2017

SI 2017/365

The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 6th April. These Regulations amend the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/627). Regulation 2 clarifies a rule about how controlled quantities are calculated where two or more hazardous substances are present together but individually the amounts of those substances fall below the usual controlled quantities

14th March 2017

EU Directive 2017/164

Commission Directive (EU) 2017/164.  A Directive which establishes a fourth list of indicative occupational exposure limit values pursuant to Council Directive 98/24/EC, and amending Commission Directives 91/322/EEC, 2000/39/EC and 2009/161/EU.  Comes into force 21st February.

14th March 2017

2016 legislation

A review of 2016’s newsletters shows that we noted forty-one (106 in 2015) new pieces of relevant UK legislation (plus three from the EU) and ninety amending pieces (69 in 2015) of UK legislation, some of which amended more than one piece of primary legislation (plus seventeen from the EU).   We also reported on fifty-one consultations.