12th December 2017

SSI 2017/432

The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2017. Comes into force 8th December. This Order amends the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/140). This order adds new definitions and a new article 12A which contains a calculation for determining, in respect of obligation periods beginning on or after 1st April 2019, the number of renewables obligation certificates to be produced by a supplier. EII excluded electricity is excluded from the calculation.

12th December 2017

SR 2017/229

The Ionising Radiations Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017. These regulations revoke and supersede the Ionising Radiations Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000. Comes into force 1st January 2018.

12th December 2017

SI 2017/1200

The Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force (except Parts 2 and 3) on 1st January 2018. Parts 2 and 3 come into force on 1st April 2018. These Regulations supplement Regulation EU 2017/852 on mercury by establishing offences, penalties and enforcement powers relating to that Regulation. These Regulations also implement Article 17 of the Mercury Regulation which requires the designation of authorities responsible for performing functions under that Regulation. Part 2 provides for civil enforcement by the Environment Agency and NRW.  Parts 3 and 4 respectively provide for enforcement by DAERA and SEPA. Part 7 creates offences relating to the provisions of the Mercury Regulation which are listed in Schedule 1.