Legislation

15th February 2018

SI 2018/68

The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 12th March. These Regulations implement the revised version of Annex II of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the MARPOL Convention.  Annex II contains regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk. As a consequence of these Regulations, the Merchant Shipping (Dangerous or Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/3010) are revoked.

12th February 2018

SI 2018/171

The Littering From Vehicles Outside London (Keepers: Civil Penalties) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 1st April. These Regulations make provision for a litter authority to give a penalty notice to a person who is the keeper of a vehicle.

9th February 2018

SI 2018/151

The Reduction and Prevention of Agricultural Diffuse Pollution (England) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 2nd April. These Regulations set out provisions to reduce and prevent the pollution of waters from diffuse agricultural sources. These Regulations implement, along with other existing measures, Article 11(3)(h) of Directive 2000/60/EC establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy which requires Member States to implement basic measures to prevent or control the input of pollutants from diffuse sources.