19th June 2018

SI 2018/706

The Water Supply (Water Quality) (Amendment) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 11th July.  These Regulations amend the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/614). The amendments principally implement the requirements of Commission Directive (EU) 2015/1787 which amended Council Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption. The purpose of those amendments is to align the principles applying in the EU in respect of risk based sampling and analysis of drinking water with those of the World Health Organisation.

14th June 2018

WSI 2018/721

The Hazardous Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 5th July.  These Regulations amend legislation which refers to Directive 2008/98/EC on waste.  The very minor amendments, as regards the hazardous property HP 14 ‘Ecotoxic’, are made to Environmental Protection Act 1990, Hazardous Waste (Wales) Regulations 2005 (WSI 2005/1806),  Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/871), Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/988) and Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1154).

14th June 2018

SSI 2018/192

The Regulatory Reform (Specification of Basic Safety Standards Directive) (Scotland) Order 2018.  Comes into force 27th June. This Order allows for the transposition of Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom, which lays down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation and repeals Directives 89/618/Euratom, 90/641/Euratom, 96/29/Euratom, 97/43/Euratom and 2003/122/Euratom.