The Antarctic (Amendment) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 31st July. These Regulations update the Antarctic Regulations 1995. (SI 1995/490). They replace Schedules 1 and 2 to those Regulations with new schedules containing up-to-date lists, coordinates and descriptions of all restricted areas and historic sites and monuments in force under the Antarctic Treaty System. These Regulations also delete regulation 16 and Schedule 3 of the 1995 Regulations.
EU Regulation on Mercury. Comes into force 1st January 2018. This Regulation covers the use and storage of and trade in mercury, mercury compounds and mixtures of mercury, the manufacture and use of and trade in mercury-added products, and the management of mercury waste. The regulation also replaces and revokes Regulation (EC) No 1102/2008
SSI 2017/188. The Building (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 1st July. These regulations make amendments to four sets of regulations namely: a) SSI 2004/428. Building (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2004. Adds Regulation 2A which allows the submission of documentation by electronic means. Amends regulation 56 which allows access to plans via a website and makes very minor amendments to Schedule 2. b) SSI 2004/406. Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004. Adds Regulation 23A referring to detached single-storey buildings used for shelter or sleeping in connection with recreation. c) SSI 2004/508. Building (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2004. Adds definitions for ““certificate of construction”, “certificate of design”, “section certificate” and “single item certificate”. The contents of Regulations 5 (discounts – certificates of design), 6 (discounts – certificates of construction) and the table in the schedule are amended. d) SSI 2005/172. Building (Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 2005. Makes minor changes to update the forms in the regulations.