4th December 2017

SI 2017/1178

The Plant Health (Forestry) (Amendment) (England and Scotland) Order 2017. Comes into force 1st January 2018. This Order amends the Plant Health (Forestry) Order 2005 (SI 2005/2517) in relation to England and Scotland to implement— (a)Decision No 1/2015 of the Joint Committee on Agriculture concerning the amendment to Appendices 1, 2 and 4 to Annex 4 to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products (b)Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/204 authorising Member States to provide for a temporary derogation from certain provisions of Council Directive 2000/29/EC in respect of ash wood originating or processed in the United States of America (c)Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2017/1279 amending Annexes I to V to Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the EU.


1st December 2017

SI 2017/1075

The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017. Coming into force These regulations revoke and supersede the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/3232). Coming into force 1st January 2018.

The Regulations impose duties on employers to protect employees and other persons against ionising radiation arising from work with radioactive substances and other sources of ionising radiation. The regulations also impose certain duties on employees.

The Regulations implement in part as respects Great Britain provisions of Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation, and repealing Directives 89/618/Euratom, 90/641/Euratom, 96/29/Euratom, 97/43/Euratom and 2003/122/Euratom.

1st December 2017

SI 2017/1177

The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 1st April 2018.  These regulations amend the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (England) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/810) to devolve enforcement responsibility under the EU Environmental Liability Directive (2004/35/EC) in Welsh offshore areas, from the Secretary of State to Welsh Ministers.