17th May 2017

SR 2017/85

The Water Resources (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017. Comes into force 5th June.  These Regulations revoke and replace Water Resources (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (SR 2005/32).

Part 1 covers various general provisions. These include (Regulation 3) the requirement that an environmental impact assessment (EIA) be carried out on “relevant projects”. Part 2 covers the pre-application procedures for an EIA. Part 3 covers publicity of EIAs Part 4 covers projects which may affect the Republic of Ireland or visa versa.
15th May 2017

SR 2017/83

The Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017.  Comes into force May 16th.These Regulations revoke and replace the Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (SR 2015/74).

Part 2 – Covers determination of whether an environmental impact assessment is required and the required content of the environmental statement. Part 3 – Covers the procedure for preparation of environmental statements Part 4 – Covers planning applications made Part 5 – Covers supporting publicity requirements


8th May 2017

EU 2017/776

Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/776.  Comes into force 24th May.   Regulation amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.

Amendments made to Annex VI to Regulation include changes to Part 1, Specific concentration limits, M-factors and Acute Toxicity Estimates, Sections 1.2.1, 1.2.2 and 1.2.3 and Table 3 (entries for index numbers 006-046-00-8, 604-057-00-8, 605-023-00-5, 606-041-00-6, 607-123-00-4, 608-055-00-8, 612-150-00-X, 613-318-00-5, 614-001-00-4, 615-013-00-2, 616-006-00-7, 616-094-00-7 and 650-032-00-X).