9th March 2018

SI 2018/311

The Oil and Gas Authority (Levy) and Pollution Prevention and Control (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force 1st April.  These Regulations make provision for calculating and imposing a levy on the holders of petroleum licences for the period from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019 to meet costs incurred by the Oil and Gas Authority.

The Regulations also make minor amendments to the Pollution Prevention and Control (Fees) (Miscellaneous Amendments and Other Provisions) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/1431).

9th March 2018

SI 2018/320

The Plant Health (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2018.  Comes into force 1st April.  This Order amends the Plant Health (England) Order 2015 (SI 2015/610) to implement EU Directives on the movement of seeds of Solanum tuberosum, on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community and on movement, storage and processing of certain fruits and their hybrids originating in third countries to prevent the introduction into the Union of certain harmful organisms.

8th March 2018

SI 2018/287

The Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) and Marine Strategy (Amendment) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force 1st April.  These Regulations amend the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/1518) and the Marine Strategy Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/1627). The amendments result from the transfer to the Welsh Ministers of certain functions relating to harbours that are wholly in Wales, and functions relating to marine licensing and marine conservation in the Welsh offshore area under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (c. 23).