Legislation

15th January 2019

SI 2019/25

SI 2019/25. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.  Comes into force on Brexit day.  These Regulations make amendments to legislation which implements, in part, Council Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. The legislation amended is:

Environmental Impact Assessment (Land Drainage Improvement Works) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/1783). Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/2228). the Water Resources (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/164). Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture) (England) (No.2) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/2522). Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/1518).
14th January 2019

SI 2019/24

SI 2019/24. The Ionising Radiation (Environmental and Public Protection) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Comes into force on Brexit day.  These Regulations make amendments to:

Nuclear Reactors (Environmental Impact Assessment for Decommissioning) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/2892) Practices Involving Ionising Radiation Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/1769) Radioactive Contaminated Land (Enabling Powers) (England) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005/3467) Radioactive Contaminated Land (Modification of Enactments) (England) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/1379) Radioactive Contaminated Land Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (SR 2006/345).
14th January 2019

SI 2019/12

SI 2019/12.  The Infrastructure Planning (Water Resources) (England) Order 2019. Comes into force 9th January.  This Order amends the Planning Act 2008 (A 2008 c.29) in respect of nationally significant infrastructure projects (“NSIP”) in the field of water.  It introduces a new category of NSIP, the construction or alteration of desalination plants.  It amends the threshold of the existing category of NSIP, with respect to the capacity of dams or reservoirs, from those retaining ten million cubic metres to those containing thirty million cubic metres and adds a new qualifying characteristic of “deployable output”