26th November 2018

WSI 2018/1216

WSI 2018/1216. The Environment, Planning and Rural Affairs (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force 17th December.  These Regulations make amendments in relation to Wales to a number of pieces of secondary legislation relating to the environment, planning and rural affairs.  Amendments, minor, are made to:

The Urban Waste Water Treatment (England and Wales) Regulations 1994

The Drinking Water (Undertakings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000

The Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) (Wales) Regulations 2002

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004

The Hazardous Waste (Wales) Regulations 2005

The Contaminated Land (Wales) Regulations 2006

The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (Wales) Regulations 2009

The Wildlife and Countryside (Registration, Ringing and Marking of Certain Captive Birds) (Wales) Regulations 2011

The Incidental Flooding and Coastal Erosion (Wales) Order 2011

The Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012

The Bathing Water Regulations 2013

The Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Wales) Regulations 2013

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

The Water Abstraction (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017

The Water Abstraction and Impounding (Exemptions) Regulations 2017


16th November 2018

SR 2018/190

SR 2018/190.  The Environmental Noise (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018. Comes into force 31st December. These Regulations amend the Environmental Noise Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (SR 2006/387) to implement Commission Directive (EU) 2015/996 establishing common noise assessment methods

16th November 2018

SSI 2018/352

SSI 2018/352.  The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018. Comes into force 20th November. These Regulations amend Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/140).   This Order lifts a restriction on the amount of electricity which can be produced by hydro generating stations without affecting eligibility for Scottish Renewable Obligation Certificates (SROCs).