3rd November 2017

SI 2017/1053.

The Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 1st November. These Regulations amend the Electricity Capacity Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/2043).

Amendments are made with the connection to the de-rating of DSR CMUs, the settlement body is now permitted to make deductions under certain conditions and the requirement to maintain applicant credit cover until a CMU is achieved is entrenched. Schedule 2 amends the Supplier Payment Regulations so that the capacity market supplier charge and settlements costs levy will be collected based on “gross demand”, instead of “net demand”.


3rd November 2017

SI 2017/1050.

The Environmental Offences (Fixed Penalties) (England) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force 1st April 2018. These Regulation replace the Environmental Offences (Fixed Penalties) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/175) as amended. The Regulations set fixed penalties for aspects such as nuisance from audible intruder alarms, waste receptacles and noise from commercial premises and litter, distribution of printed matter, graffiti and fly posting, abandoning vehicles, transporting waste and duty of care for waste. .

2nd November 2017

SI 2017/1013

The Conservation of Offshore Marine Habitats and Species Regulations 2017. Comes into force 30th November.  These Regulations consolidate the Offshore Marine Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/1842), with amendments, and make minor modifications reflecting changes to related legislation.

The consolidation makes, amongst things, provision for implementing Council Directive 2009/147/EC on the conservation of wild birds and Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora in relation to marine areas where the United Kingdom has jurisdiction beyond its territorial sea. The Regulations make provision in relation to the offshore marine area, offshore marine installations and certain ships and aircraft. The “offshore marine area” is defined.