29th June 2018

SSI 2018/219

SSI 2018/219.  The Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 1st September. These Regulations provide a framework for the authorisation of environmental activities in Scotland. They repeal the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (1993 c.12), and provide a new regulatory framework for radioactive substances activities. These Regulations transpose provisions of Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation.

27th June 2018

A 2018 c.15

A 2018 c.15  Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018.  Comes into force 26th June.  An Act to make provision about nuclear safeguards; and for connected purposes.  This is enabling legislation which empowers the Secretary of State to make regulations to:

ensure that qualifying nuclear material, facilities or equipment are only available for use for civil activities elsewhere), and give effect to provisions of a relevant international agreement.

The legislation also empowers the Secretary of State to amend three designated pieces of legislation.

The Act makes amendments to Sections 72 and 112 of The Energy Act 2013 (A 2013 c.32) and adds sections 76A and B.

22nd June 2018

SI 2018/739

The Environment and Rural Affairs (Miscellaneous Revocations) Order 2018. Comes into force 11th July.  This Order revokes:

SI 1986/1530. The Milk Quota (Calculation of Standard Quota) Order 1986 and amendments. SI 1974/514. The Agricultural Wages Committees (Transitional Provisions) Order 1974 SI 1979/1703. The Importation of Hay and Straw Order 1979. SI 1996/3062. The Code of Practice on Environmental Procedures for Flood Defence Operating Authorities (Internal Drainage Boards and Local Authorities) Approval Order 1996