The Combined Heat and Power Quality Assurance Regulations 2016. Comes into force 1st January 2017. These regulations implement the requirements of Article 14(11) of the Directive 2012/27/EU (Energy Efficiency). These Regulations amend the following instruments: • SI 2015/1947; the Renewables Obligation Order 2015; • SI 2014/2388; the Renewables Obligation Closure Order 2014; • SSI 2009/140; the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2009; • SR 2009/154; the Renewables Obligation Order (Northern Ireland) 2009; • SI 2015/933; the Emissions Performance Standard Regulations 2015; • SI 2014/2010; the Contracts for Difference (Definition of Eligible Generator) Regulations 2014; • SI 2011/2860; the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011; • SI 2007/292; the Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from High-efficiency Cogeneration Regulations 2007.
The Air Quality Standards (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016. Comes into force 31st December. These Regulations amend the Air Quality Standards (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/204) to implement changes brought in by Commission Directive (EU) 2015/1480. This Directive amends the rules concerning reference methods, data validation and location of sampling points for the assessment of ambient air quality.
The Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016. Comes into force 8th December. These Regulations transpose Directive 2014/34/EU relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres into UK law. These Regulations revoke and replace the Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/192).