The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 1st of March. Amends the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/3113).
There is a substituted Reg 34 which makes new provision for the collection, treatment, recovery and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) deposited at designated collection facilities. A new reporting requirement has been inserted into Reg 35, relating to the amount of WEEE sent for treatment or for reuse outside the United Kingdom.
The Town and Country Planning General (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 23rd February. These Regulations remove the exception, in Reg 9 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992 (SI 1992/1492SI , altogether in relation to England, so that planning permission granted by any interested planning authority in England to itself will enure for the benefit of the land. This change will not affect planning permission granted before these Regulations come into force.
The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 22nd February. These Regulations amend the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/310). The amendments include references to the following Commission Implementing Regulations adopted since the 2015 Regulations came into force—Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/2065; Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/2066; Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/2067; Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/2068; Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2016/879.
The Regulations also make provision for the appointment of certification, evaluation and attestation bodies by the Secretary of State, the disclosure of information on enforcement by HM Revenue & Customs to certain enforcing authorities and for the introduction of civil penalties in England, Scotland and for offshore installations