Legislation

23rd May 2017

EU 2017/821

Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/821.  Comes into force Comes into force 1st April 2020. Regulation laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for Union importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas

This Regulation establishes an EU system for supply chain due diligence in order to curtail opportunities for armed groups and security forces to trade in tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold. This Regulation is designed to provide transparency and certainty as regards the supply practices of Union importers, and of smelters and refiners sourcing from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

19th May 2017

SR 2017/88

The Drainage (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017. Comes into force 16th May. These Regulations revoke and replace the Drainage (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006. (SR 2006/34).   These Regulations implement, for Northern Ireland, Council Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, in respect of drainage schemes and drainage works.

 

17th May 2017

SR 2017/85

The Water Resources (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017. Comes into force 5th June.  These Regulations revoke and replace Water Resources (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (SR 2005/32).

Part 1 covers various general provisions. These include (Regulation 3) the requirement that an environmental impact assessment (EIA) be carried out on “relevant projects”. Part 2 covers the pre-application procedures for an EIA. Part 3 covers publicity of EIAs Part 4 covers projects which may affect the Republic of Ireland or visa versa.