The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 2nd May. These Regulations transpose provisions of the Basic Safety Standards Directive as it applies to radioactive substances activities, by amending the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1154). These Regulations also make amendments not required for transposition but which removes unnecessary regulatory burdens.
The Landfill Tax (Disposals of Material) Order 2018. Comes into force 1st April. This Order gives effect to certain exemptions to Landfill Tax under amendments made to the Finance Act 1996. It implements a revised system for determining what is a ‘taxable disposal’ for the purposes of landfill tax and provides that the disposal of certain types of material is taxed as if that disposal took place at a place other than a landfill site when such disposal cannot be permitted or licensed under environmental legislation.
The Nuclear Security (Secretary of State Security Directions) Regulations 2018. Coming into force 1st October. These Regulations provide for the Secretary of State to give a direction to persons responsible for a civil nuclear site, nuclear or other radioactive material stored on part of a nuclear site, a nuclear construction site or other nuclear premises, the transport of nuclear material, or those persons holding sensitive nuclear information or equipment or software relating to uranium enrichment in response to certain types of urgent security threat. The power to direct arises where the Secretary of State is satisfied that those premises or that material or information is at risk from an imminent threat of terrorism, espionage, sabotage or theft. It also arises where the Secretary of State is satisfied that there is an imminent threat of sensitive nuclear information or equipment or software relating to uranium enrichment being compromised or disclosed.