Legislation

27th December 2019

SR 2019/240

SR 2019/240. The Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019.   Comes into force 16th January.  These Regulations amends The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (SR 1997/2778) by changing, in a number of places, the word “strategy” to the word “plan”.  Similar amendments are made to The Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002(SR  2002/3153), The Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003(A 2003/c.33), The Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 (SR 2003/493),  The Hazardous Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (SR 2005/300) and The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (SR 2007/198)

18th December 2019

Summary of EU Exit legislation

Here is a list of EU Exit legislation which has amended energy, environmental and health and safety legislation. A table cross referencing amended legislation to EU Exit legislation is also provided.

 

Applies to all of UK

Climate change

SI 2018/1205. The Climate Change Agreements (Amendment of Agreements) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018. Published Nov 2018. Makes amendments to Schedule 6 of the A 2000 c.17 Finance Act 2000.

Dangerous substances

SI 2019/720.  The Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.  Published April 2019. Makes very minor textual amendments to the definition of “hazardous substance or mixture”, in:

SI 1998/494. Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998; SR 1999/90. Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999; SI 2002/2677.  Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002; SI 2002/2776. Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002; SR 2003/34. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003; SR 2003/152. Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003;

Also makes minor amendments to:

SI 2014/1663. Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2014; SI 2015/483. Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015; SR 2015/236. Biocidal Products (Fees and Charges) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015; SR 2015/254. Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015; SR 2015/325. Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015); SI 2016/253 Health and Safety and Nuclear (Fees) Regulations 2016.

 

SI 2019/758.   The REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Published April 2019. These Regulations make amendments to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

 

SI 2019/672. The Detergents (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.  Published April 2019.  Amends SI 2010/740 Detergents Regulations 2010 and Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on detergents.

 

Energy and renewables

SI 2019/35. The Renewables Obligation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Published Jan 2019. Makes make amendments to

SI 2015/1947. Renewables Obligation Order 2015 (SI 2015/1947) SSI 2009/140. Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/140) SR 2009/154. Renewables Obligation Order (Northern Ireland) 2009 (SR 2009/154)

 

SI 2019/530. The Electricity and Gas etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Published Mar 2019. Makes make amendments to:

A 1976 c.76 Energy Act 1976 A 1986 c.44 Gas Act 1986 A 1989 c.29 Electricity Act 1989 A 2000 c.27 Utilities Act 2000 A 2004 c.20 Energy Act 2004 SI 2002/2665. The Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002 SI 2010/2154. The Electricity (Applications for Licences, Modifications of an Area and Extensions and Restrictions of Licences) Regulations 2010 SI 2010/2155. The Gas (Applications for Licences and Extensions and Restrictions of Licences) Regulations 2010 SI 2011/2704. The Electricity and Gas (Internal Markets) Regulations 2011 SI 2013/1046. The Energy Supply Company Administration Rules 2013 SI 2014/2043. The Electricity Capacity Regulations 2014

 

SI 2019/539.  The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Published Mar 2019. Makes make amendments to:

SI 2010/2617. Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products Regulations 2010 SI 2011/1524. Energy Information Regulations 2011

 

SI 2019/544.  The Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Amendment and Power to Modify) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Published Mar 2019. Makes make amendments to:

SI 2010/2221. Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Licensing etc.) Regulations 2010 SI 2011/1483. Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Termination of Licences) Regulations 2011 SI 2011/2305. Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Access to Infrastructure) Regulations 2011

 

Environmental protection

SI 2018/1232.  The Environmental Assessments and Miscellaneous Planning (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018. Published Dec 2018. Makes amendments to:

A1990 c.8. Town and Country Planning Act 1990 A2004 c.5. Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 A 2008 c.29. Planning Act 2008 SI 2004/1633. Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 SI 2017/571. Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017. SI 2017/572. Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017

 

SI 2018/1325. The Pipe-lines, Petroleum, Electricity Works and Oil Stocking (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018.  Published Dec 2018. Makes amendments to:

SI 1995/1434. The Hydrocarbon Licensing Directive Regulations 1995 SI 1999/360. The Offshore Petroleum Production and Pipe-lines (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1999 SI 1999/1672. The Public Gas Transporter Pipe-line Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 1999 SI 2000/1928. The Pipe-line Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2000 SI 2010/170. The Hydrocarbons Licensing Directive Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 SI 2012/2862. The Oil Stocking Order 2012 SI 2013/971. The Offshore Combustion Installations (Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2013 SI 2015/766. The Petroleum Licensing (Applications) Regulations 2015 SI 2017/580. The Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2017.

 

SI 2018/1399. The Marine Environment (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018.  Published Dec 2018. Makes amendments to:

A 2009 c.23. The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 SI 2010/1627. The Marine Strategy Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/1627 SI 2011/409. The Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) Order 2011

 

SI 2019/25. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.  Published Jan 2019. Makes amendments to:

SI 1999/1783. Environmental Impact Assessment (Land Drainage Improvement Works) Regulations 1999. SI 1999/2228. Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999. SI 2003/168. The Water Resources (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003. SI 2006/2522.Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture) (England) (No.2) Regulations 2006. SI 2007/1518. Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007.

 

SI 2019/39. The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Published Jan 2019. Makes amendments to SI 2016/1154 Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1154).

 

SI 2019/74.  The Air Quality (Amendment of Domestic Regulations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Published Feb 2019. Makes amendments to:

SI 2010/1001. The Air Quality Standards Regulations 2010 SI 2012/1715. Volatile Organic Compounds in Paints, Varnishes and Vehicle Refinishing Products Regulations 2012. SI 2018/129. National Emission Ceilings Regulations 2018.

 

SI 2019/96.  The Control of Mercury (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Published Feb 2019. Makes amendments to SI 2017/1200 The Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations 2017

 

SI 2019/107.  The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Published Feb […]

17th December 2019

SR 2019/230.

SR 2019/230. The Plant Health (Official Controls and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019. Comes into force 14th December.  These Regulations give effect to Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 on protective measures against pests of plants, and Regulation (EU) 2017/625 on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products

The Regulations also implement in relation to Northern Ireland

(a)Council Directive 69/464/EEC on control of Potato Wart Disease

(b)Council Directive 93/85/EEC on the control of potato ring rot

(c)Council Directive 98/57/EC on the control of Ralstonia and

(d)Council Directive 2007/33/EC on the control of potato cyst nematodes