Legislation

1st April 2019

SI 2019/720

SI 2019/720.  The Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.  Comes into force on Brexit day.  Makes very minor textual amendments (replacing changing the words “laid down” to “as provided for” in the definition of “hazardous substance or mixture”, in:

the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998; the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999; the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002; the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002; the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003; the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003;

Also makes minor amendments to:

the Plant Protection Products (Fees and Charges) Regulations 2011; the Biocidal Products and Chemicals (Appointment of Authorities and Enforcement) Regulations 2013; the Biocidal Products and Chemicals (Appointment of Authorities and Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013; the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2014; Substitutes the existing words in Reg 3.2.b(1) to read “a medicinal product for veterinary use marketed in accordance with the Veterinary Medicines Regulations” and adds a transitional provision in relation to the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015; In the definition of “the CLP Regulation”, the words “the UK mandatory classification and labelling list established under Article 38A (which for the purposes of these Regulations is deemed to be part of Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 replace “Annex VI, Part 3 Table 3.1”the Explosives (Appointment of Authorities and Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015; the Biocidal Products (Fees and Charges) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015; the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015; the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015); the Health and Safety and Nuclear (Fees) Regulations 2016.

Finally amends a number of EU Regulations

29th March 2019

SI 2019/648

SI 2019/648.  The Road Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type-Approval) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Comes into force on Brexit day. Amends:

The Road Traffic Act 1988, Sections 55 and 57. Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type-Approval and Emission of Gaseous and Particulate Pollutants) Regulations 2018
28th March 2019

SI 2019/703

SI 2019/703.  The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019.  Comes into force 22nd May.  These Regulations revoke and supersede the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001. The Regulations impose duties on operators of premises in which work with ionising radiation takes place to identify the hazards arising from the work with such radiation which have the potential to cause a radiation emergency. Where such hazards exist, the operator is under a duty to assess the consequences of the radiation emergency, and liaise with the local authority. Both the local authority and the operator must engage in planning against the radiation emergency occurring, test such plans at regular intervals and provide information to the public. The Regulations implement in part as respects Great Britain provisions of Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom of 5 December 2013 laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation.