Legislation

1st December 2017

SI 2017/1075

The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017. Coming into force These regulations revoke and supersede the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/3232). Coming into force 1st January 2018.

The Regulations impose duties on employers to protect employees and other persons against ionising radiation arising from work with radioactive substances and other sources of ionising radiation. The regulations also impose certain duties on employees.

The Regulations implement in part as respects Great Britain provisions of Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation, and repealing Directives 89/618/Euratom, 90/641/Euratom, 96/29/Euratom, 97/43/Euratom and 2003/122/Euratom.

1st December 2017

SI 2017/1177

The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 1st April 2018.  These regulations amend the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (England) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/810) to devolve enforcement responsibility under the EU Environmental Liability Directive (2004/35/EC) in Welsh offshore areas, from the Secretary of State to Welsh Ministers.

24th November 2017

SI 2017/1143.

 The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products (Amendment) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force 1st January 2018.  These Regulations amend The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/2617) and partially implement Commission Regulations (EU) Nos 2016/2281, 2015/1189 and 2015/1185.  New entries to the table at paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to SI 2010/2617 for the following products—

from 1st January 2018, air heating products, cooling products, high temperature process chillers and fan coil units; from 1st January 2020, solid fuel boilers; and from 1st January 2022, solid fuel local space heaters.