Eire legislation. The Health, Safety and Welfare at Work (Mines) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 30th April. These Regulations set out requirements with respect to safety, health and welfare in mines and replace a range of provisions formerly applied in the Mines and Quarries Act, 1965 and in various Regulations made under that Act. The Regulations also re-transpose, in relation to mines, the relevant provisions of Council Directive 92/104/EEC2 on the minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers in surface and underground mineral extracting industries. The Regulations further provide that the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Extractive Industries) Regulations 1997 (RI 1997/467) no longer apply to a mine. The Regulations apply to all mines where persons work and set out duties on the owner, operator, manager and employees at a mine with respect to persons at or in the area immediately surrounding it.
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018. Comes into force 1st July. This Order amends the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992 (SSI 1992/223). The amendments provide that, other than in certain specified cases, permitted development rights do not apply where the existing fish farm is the result of unlawful placement or assembly of equipment. Conditions are altered relating to the scale of permitted development and remove the need for prior notification where there is like for like replacement of equipment.
The Bathing Water (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 21st May. These Regulations amend the Bathing Water Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/1675) which implement, in England and Wales, Directive 2006/7/EC concerning the management of bathing water quality. Part 1 of Schedule 2 is amended to include nine surface waters newly identified by the Secretary of State as bathing waters in England and to omit two surface waters no longer identified by the Secretary of State as bathing waters in England. The names of 20 English bathing waters already listed in Part 1 of Schedule 2 are also amended.