Legislation

22nd March 2019

SI 2019/644

SI 2019/644. The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019. Comes into force 29th March. These regulations amend the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012.  The amendments cover interpretations and changes the deadline for aircraft operators to surrender sufficient allowances to cover their annual reportable emissions for the 2018 scheme year.

22nd March 2019

SI 2019/620

SI 2019/620.  The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Comes into force on Brexit day. These Regulations make amendments to:

Control of Pollution Act 1989 Environmental Protection Act 1990 Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003

They also amend EU Regulations and Decisions relating to waste batteries and accumulators, end of waste criteria, packaging waste, end-of-life vehicle destruction certification, landfill acceptance criteria, the management of waste from extractive industries, and calculation methods for verifying recycling target compliance.

20th March 2019

SI 2019/598

SI 2019/598. The Carriage of Dangerous Goods (Amendment) Regulations 2019. Comes into force 22nd April. These Regulations amend regulation 3 of the Transfrontier Shipment of Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Regulations 2008 in order to update the reference to Council Directive 96/29/Euratom laying down basic standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionizing radiation.  They also amend the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 in order to implement in provisions of Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation.