The Merchant Shipping (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions) and the Port State Control (Amendment) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 1st October. These Regulations are made to support the operation of Regulation (EU) No. 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emisions from maritime transport. They also amend Merchant Shipping (Port State Control Regulations) 2011 (SI 2011/2601) to make it a requirement for an inspection under those regulations to include a check that the ship is carrying a document of compliance with the regulations.
The Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Communication Services on Ships) (Exemption) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 2nd August. These Regulations implement Commission Implementing Decision 2017/191/EU which amends Decision 2010/166/EU to introduce frequency bands for mobile communication services on board vessels in the European Union These Regulations revoke the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Communication Services on Board Ships) (Exemption) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/316).
These Regulations exempt the use of wireless telegraphy apparatus, on board British registered vessels within the territorial waters of the British Isles, which complies with certain terms, provisions and limitations, from the requirement to be licensed under section 8(1) of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (c.36).
The Electricity (Exemptions from the Requirement for a Generation Licence) Order 2017. Comes into force 4th August. This Order grants exemptions from section 4(1)(a) of the Electricity Act 1989 (which prohibits the generation of electricity for supply to any premises without a licence) in relation to eight electricity generating stations in Great Britain. The stations are;Kype Muir Wind Farm, South Lanarkshire; Middle Muir Wind Farm, South Lanarkshire; Brockloch Rig Windfarm, Dumfries and Galloway; Heckington Fen Wind Park, Lincolnshire; Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm, Carmarthenshire; Ray Wind Farm, Northumberland; Cheshire Power Station, Cheshire; and Glyn Rhonwy Pumped Hydro, Gwynedd.