Forthcoming Legislation

Regulation (EU) 2019/1390 on test methods pursuant to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 (the REACH Regulation)

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/1390
Effective
16 October 2019

An EU Regulation has been published updating test procedures in the REACH Regulation.

Drug Driving (Specified Limits) (Scotland) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/83
Effective
21 October 2019

These regulations specify the controlled drugs and their limits for which it is an offence for a person with them in their system to drive or to be in charge of a vehicle in Scotland.

REACH etc (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) (No 3) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1144
Effective
Immediately before EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, current REACH legislation continues to operate effectively.

Management of Extractive Waste (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/273
Effective
30 October 2019, apart from Part 3 which comes into force on Exit Say.

These regulations amend the Management of Extractive Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2010 and the Management of Extractive Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2010.

REACH etc (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/858
Effective
Immediately before Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH) continues to operate effectively.

Floods and Water (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/629
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the fields of floods and water continues to operate effectively.

Environment (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment, etc) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/26
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, Scottish legislation in the fields of environmental protection, water, the water industry, waste and bathing waters continues to operate effectively.

Environmental Protection (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/289
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning waste management and air and environmental quality control in Northern Ireland continues to operate effectively.

Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/557
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the fields of pesticides continues to operate effectively.

Transfrontier Shipment of Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
2019/156
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning protection from ionising radiation and shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel continues to operate effectively.

Marine Environment (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/55
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation relating to the marine environment, marine licensing and environmental impact assessments for marine works continues to operate effectively.

Ionising Radiation (Basic Safety Standards) (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1278
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, the Ionising Radiation (Basic Safety Standards) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2018 continue to operate effectively.

Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/720
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning chemical regulation and GMOs continues to operate effectively.

Town and Country Planning and Electricity Works (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Amendment Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/274
Effective
EU Exit Day

These Regulations amend the Town and Country Planning and Electricity Works (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019.

Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SR 2019/271
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in Northern Ireland on various aspects of waste continues to operate effectively.

Product Safety and Metrology etc (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/696
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the fields of product safety and metrology continues to operate effectively.

Environmental Liability etc (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/276
Effective
Parts 1, 2 and 3 on 31 October 2019 and Part 4 on Exit Day.

These Regulations aim to address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively after Brexit and also implement Directive 2004/35/EC on environmental liability.

Merchant Shipping and Other Transport (Environmental Protection) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/311
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning environmental impact assessments for certain transport purposes and legislation on the sulphur content of marine fuels continues to operate effectively.

Health and Safety (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1370
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation related to a range of health and safety issues continues to operate effectively.

Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/703
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning emergencies caused by ionising radiation continues to operate effectively.

Air Quality Standards (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/390
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in Wales concerning air quality continues to operate effectively.

Health and Safety (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1377
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation related to a range of health and safety issues continues to operate effectively in Northern Ireland.

REACH etc (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/758
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the field of chemical safety continues to operate effectively.

Waste (Wales) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/414
Effective
22 March 2019 and EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, Brexit, legislation in Wales concerning various aspects of waste disposal continues to operate effectively.

Air Quality (Miscellaneous Amendment and Revocation of Retained Direct EU Legislation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1407
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation in the field of air quality continues to operate effectively.

Floods and Water (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/558
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning floods and water continues to operate effectively.

Retained EU Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1281
Effective
Either on or immediately before Exit Day

These Regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation in various sectors continues to operate effectively.

Construction Products (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/465
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations amend, in the context of Brexit, retained EU law in relation to the marketing of construction products.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/778
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation on issues relating to the environment, food and rural affairs continues to operate effectively.

Pesticides (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1290
Effective
31 October 2019

These regulations amend various earlier sets of regulations concerning pesticides.

Town and Country Planning (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/456
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations amend various items of legislation affecting town and country planning in Wales to ensure that it continues to operate effectively after Brexit.

Environment and Wildlife (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/473
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the environment, wildlife and industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) continues to operate effectively.

Ionising Radiation (Environmental and Public Protection) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/24
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations amend various items of domestic legislation concerning ionising radiation to take account of the UK leaving the EU.

Environmental Assessment (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/178
Effective
30 June 2019 and EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in Scotland concerning various aspects of the environment continues to operate effectively.

Environment (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/458
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the environment continues to operate effectively

Air Quality (Amendment of Domestic Regulations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/74
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning air quality continues to operate effectively.

Flood and Water (Amendments) (England and Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/460
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation affecting England and Wales in the field of environmental protection, water and flooding continues to operate effectively.

Control of Mercury (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/96
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation in the field of environmental protection, in particular relating to the regulation of mercury, continues to operate effectively.

Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/188
Effective
28 February and EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the field of waste continues to operate effectively.

Genetically Modified Organisms (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/90
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, UK legislation concerning genetically modified organisms (GMOs) continues to operate effectively.

Genetically Modified Organisms (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/190
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning GMOs in relation to Northern Ireland continues to operate effectively.

Environment (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/559
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation relating to wildlife, environmental protection, water resources and pesticides continues to operate effectively.

Genetically Modified Organisms (Amendment) (England) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/88
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation that applies specifically to England concerning genetically modified organisms continues to operate effectively.

Environmental Protection (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/289
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning waste management and air and environmental quality control in Northern Ireland continues to operate effectively.

Environment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
2019/584
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the environment in Northern Ireland continues to operate effectively.

Radioactive Contaminated Land (Modification of Enactments) (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/114
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation on environmental protection — and specifically that concerning the radioactive contamination of land in Wales — continues to operate effectively.

Environment and Rural Affairs (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1078
Effective
Immediately before exit day

These regulations correct errors in or make amendment to several sets of environmental regulations published to take account of the UK leaving the EU.

Ship Recycling (Facilities and Requirements for Hazardous Materials on Ships) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/277
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations address failures of retained EU law in regard to ship recycling to operate effectively in the UK following Brexit.

Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
2019/620
Effective
20 March 2019 and EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the field of waste continues to operate effectively.

Water (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/112
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning water quality in Northern Ireland continues to operate effectively.

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1101
Effective
11 July 2019 and Exit Day

These Regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in fields including environmental protection continue to operate effectively.

Environmental Noise (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/247
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in Wales concerning environmental noise continues to operate effectively.

Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

Reference
SR 2019/185
Effective
1 November 2019

These regulations implement in part as respects Northern Ireland provisions of Directive 2013/59/Euratom laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation.

Town and Country Planning and Electricity Works (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/80
Effective
Seven days after EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the fields of environmental protection, town and country planning, electricity works, and hazardous substances continues to operate effectively in Scotland.

Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 (Commencement No 1) Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/314
Effective
8 November 2019

These regulations bring various sections of the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 into force.

Directive (EU) 2018/725 on the safety of toys, as regards chromium VI

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/725
Effective
18 November 2019

An EU directive has been published amending the Toy Safety Directive as regards the limit value for chromium VI in scraped-off toy material.

Directive (EU) 2017/2109 on the registration of persons sailing on board passenger ships

Reference
Directive (EU) 2017/2109
Effective
21 December 2019

An EU directive has been published amending Directive 98/41/EC as regards the registration of persons sailing on board passenger ships operating to or from ports of EU Member States.

Directive (EU) 2017/2110 on the safe operation of Ro-Ro passenger ships and high-speed passenger craft

Reference
Directive (EU) 2017/2110
Effective
21 December 2019

An EU directive has been published on a system of inspections for the safe operation of ro-ro passenger ships and high-speed passenger craft in regular service.

Directive (EU) 2017/2108 on safety rules and standards for passenger ships

Reference
Directive (EU) 2017/2108
Effective
21 December 2019

An EU directive has been published amending Directive 2009/45/EC as regards safety rules and standards for passenger ships.

Nuclear Installations (Prescribed Sites and Transport) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/42
Effective
On a date to be established

These regulations prescribe the sites and transport for which lower liability limits apply under the Nuclear Installations Act 1965.

Regulation (EU) 2018/1881 amending REACH to address the nanoforms of substances

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2018/1881
Effective
1 January 2020

An EU regulation has been published amending the REACH regulation to address the risk management of nanomaterials.

Emission performance standards for new cars and vans

Reference
COM(2017) 676 final
Effective
1 January 2020

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to set emission performance standards for new cars and light commercial vehicles.

Regulation (EU) 2016/2235 on restrictions on the use of bisphenol A

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2016/2235
Effective
2 January 2020

An EU regulation has been published amending the REACH Regulation with regard to the use of bisphenol A.

Directive (EU) 2017/2398 on the protection of workers from exposure to carcinogens or mutagens

Reference
Directive (EU) 2017/2398
Effective
17 January 2020

An EU directive has been published amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens.

Regulation (EU) 2018/35 on dangerous chemicals in cosmetic products

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2018/35
Effective
31 January 2020

An EU regulation has been published preventing the use of two chemicals in certain cosmetic products.

Directive (EU) 2019/173 on the use of lead and cadmium in printing inks for the application of enamels on glasses

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/173
Effective
1 March 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the EU’s RoHS Directive with regard to the use of lead and cadmium in printing inks for the application of enamels on glasses.

Directive (EU) 2019/174 on the use of lead bound in crystal glass

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/174
Effective
1 March 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the EU’s RoHS Directive with regard to the use of lead bound in crystal glass.

Directive (EU) 2019/178 on the use of lead in bearings and bushes applied in certain non-road professional use equipment

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/178
Effective
1 March 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the EU’s RoHS Directive with regard to the use of lead in bearings and bushes applied in certain non-road professional use equipment.

Directive (EU) 2019/172 on the use of lead in certain solders

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/172
Effective
1 March 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the EU’s RoHS Directive with regard to the use of lead in certain solders.

Directive (EU) 2019/169 on the use of lead in dielectric ceramic

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/169
Effective
1 March 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the EU’s RoHS Directive with regard to an exemption for lead in dielectric ceramic.

Directive (EU) 2019/170 on the use of lead in PZT-based dielectric ceramic materials

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/170
Effective
1 March 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the EU’s RoHS Directive with regard to an exemption for lead in PZT-based dielectric ceramic materials.

Directive (EU) 2019/177 on the use of lead in the fluorescent powder of discharge lamps containing phosphors

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/177
Effective
1 March 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the EU’s RoHS Directive with regard to the use of lead in the fluorescent powder of discharge lamps containing phosphors.

Directive (EU) 2019/176 on the use of lead in the plating layer of certain diodes

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/176
Effective
1 March 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the EU’s RoHS Directive with regard to the use of lead in the plating layer of certain diodes.

Directive (EU) 2019/175 on the use of lead oxide in window assemblies for certain laser tubes

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/175
Effective
1 March 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the EU’s RoHS Directive with regard to the use of lead oxide in window assemblies for certain laser tubes.

Directive (EU) 2018/851 on waste

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/851
Effective
5 July 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the Waste Directive in order to improve waste management in the EU.

Directive (EU) 2018/852 on packaging and packaging waste

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/852
Effective
5 July 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the Packaging Directive in order to improve waste management in the EU.

Directive (EU) 2018/849 on end-of-life vehicles, waste batteries and accumulators, and waste electrical and electronic equipment

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/849
Effective
5 July 2020

An EU directive has been published amending various directives as regards improving waste management.

Directive (EU) 2018/2002 on energy efficiency

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/2002
Effective
25 October 2020

An EU Directive has been published amending the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive.

Regulation (EU) 2018/1513 amending REACH as regards substances carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2018/1513
Effective
1 November 2020

An EU regulation has been published updating the REACH Regulation as regards certain substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction.

Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) Regulations 2012

Reference
SI 2012 No. 3119
Effective
Various dates in 2013, 2019 and 2020

These regulations, which extend to England and Wales, amend the Building Regulations 2010, the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010 and the Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010.

Marketing and use of explosives precursors

Reference
COM(2018) 209 final
Effective
2020

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to replace EU Regulation 98/2013 on the marketing and use of explosives precursors.

EU Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE)

Reference
COM(2018) 385 final
Effective
1 January 2021

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to extend the LIFE Programme to the period 2021–28

Directive (EU) 2019/883 on port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships

Reference
Directive 2019/883
Effective
28 June 2021

An EU Directive has been published to replace Directive 2000/59/EC on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues.

Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/2001
Effective
30 June 2021

An EU directive has been published repealing and replacing the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.

Directive (EU) 2019/983 on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/983
Effective
11 July 2021

An EU Directive has been published amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work.

Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 on market surveillance and compliance of products with EU safety rules

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/1020
Effective
16 July 2021

An EU Regulation has been published updating the rules on market surveillance and product safety.

Regulation (EU) 2017/1410 on cosmetic products

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2017/1410
Effective
23 August 2021

An EU regulation has been published concerning a substance used in certain perfumes.

Tackling road accidents through vehicle design

Reference
COM(2018) 286 final
Effective
2022

The European Commission has put forward a proposal on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers as regards their general safety.

Directive (EU) 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

Reference
Directive 2019/904
Effective
3 July 2021 and 31 December 2024

An EU Directive has been published concerning the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.