13th August 2018

Eire legislation RI 2018/254.

RI 2018/254.  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Diving) Regulations 2018.  Coming into force 1st May 2019. The Regulations outline a framework of responsibilities, specify duty holders and define the specific duties of those persons engaged in the diving project e.g. clients, diving supervisor, diving contractor, divers and other persons. The Regulations put in place relevant, updated, streamlined and clearer safety, health and welfare provisions for all those diving at work. They expand on and replace the existing legislation and now apply to any diving project in which a person who dives is at work. The Safety in Industry (Diving Operations) Regulations 1981 (RI 1981/422) are revoked.

31st July 2018

SI 2018/910.

SI 2018/910.   This Order amends the Plant Health (England) Order 2015 (SI 2015/610).  Comes into force 21st August.  It introduces emergency measures to prevent the introduction of Thaumetopoea processionea L. (the Oak Processionary Moth) into the area in England which is recognised as a protected zone for this harmful plant pest. In particular, the Order imposes additional requirements on the introduction of certain plants of Quercus L. into the protected zone and on their movement within that zone.

26th July 2018

SI 2018/898

SI 2018/898.  The Oil and Gas Authority (Offshore Petroleum) (Disclosure of Protected Material after Specified Period) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 13th August.  These Regulations specify when protected material (as defined in the Energy Act 2016 (c. 20)) which has been obtained by the Oil and Gas Authority may be published or otherwise made available.