DEFRA consulting on introduction of the Offshore Environmental Civil Sanctions Regulations 2018. 
19th January 2018
Devon haulier fined for dumping waste on farmland.
22nd January 2018

SI 2018/56

 The Scotland Act 2016 and Onshore Petroleum (Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provisions and Model Clauses) Regulations 2018. Comes into force on commencement of section 48 of the Act.

These Regulations make amendments and modifications to the existing regime for the licensing of petroleum consequent on sections 47 and 48 of the Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), which devolve legislative competence to the Scottish Parliament and transfer certain functions and powers to the Scottish Ministers for the granting and regulation of licences to search and bore for and get petroleum within the “Scottish onshore area” and related matters.