The Petroleum Licensing (Exploration and Production) (Landward Areas) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2016. Comes into force 15th December. This amendment to The Petroleum Licensing (Exploration and Production) (Landward Areas) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/1686) adds a clause with prohibits hydraulic fracturing from a well if the well pad is in a “Protected Area” in England or Wales.
The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Electromagnetic Fields) Regulations 2016. Comes into force 21st November. These Regulations implement Directive 2013/35/EU(21) on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields).
The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Time for Compliance and Fees) Regulations 2016. Comes into force 31st October. The base period is set as three years.