Legislation

8th February 2018

SSI 2018/40.

The Carbon Accounting Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018. Comes into force 30th March. These regulations amend The Carbon Accounting Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/216).

Amendments provide for method for determining whether an amount of carbon units is to be credited to or debited from the net Scottish emissions account for 2016 and the information to be included in a register for 2016.

8th February 2018

SI 2018/139.

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 6th April. These regulations amend the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/2451). The amendments cover gas compression stations protected by downstream isolation valves, the examination of gas appliances, the duties of landlords and the frequency of safety checks of appliances and flues.

5th February 2018

SI 2018/129.

 The National Emission Ceilings Regulations 2018. Comes into force 1st July. These Regulations implement in the United Kingdom Directive 2016/2284/EU of the European Parliament and the Council relating to national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants. This Directive implements at the EU level obligations under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution and its 1999 Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone, which was revised in 2012.