Legislation Tracker

Forthcoming Legislation

Regulation (EU) No 1257/2013 on ship recycling

Reference: 1257/2013

Effective: No later than 31 December 2018

Regulation 1257/2013 concerns ship recycling.

Noise assessment

Reference: 2015/996

Effective: 31 December 2018

An EU directive has been published establishing common noise assessment methods.

Ship Recycling (Requirements in relation to Hazardous Materials on Ships) (Amendment etc) Regulations 2018

Reference: SI 2018/1122

Effective: 31 December 2018

These regulations make provision in connection with those parts of the EU Ship Recycling Regulation that concern the construction of a ship, the ship during its working life and its preparation for recycling.

Internal market in electricity

Reference: COM(2016) 864 final

Effective: 2018

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to update the EU’s directive concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013

Reference: SI 2013 No. 3113

Effective: 1 January 2014, 1 January 2016 and 1 January 2019

These regulations transpose the main provisions of Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (the WEEE Directive).

Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Commencement No. 2) (Wales) Order 2018

Reference: SI 2018/557

Effective: 2 May 2018 and 7 January 2019

This Order brings into force provisions of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 in relation to Wales.

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.

Dangerous chemicals

Reference: 2017/227

Effective: 2 March 2019

An EU regulation has been published adding a substance to those listed in the REACH Regulation.

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

Reference: SI 2018/1278

Effective: 29 March 2019

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

Companies (Directors’ Report) and Limited Liability Partnerships (Energy and Carbon Report) Regulations 2018

Reference: 2018/1155

Effective: 1 April 2019

These regulations impose new requirements concerning the reporting of energy use and efficiency, and greenhouse gas emissions, by larger companies.

Energy efficiency

Reference: COM(2016) 761 final

Effective: Unknown

The European Commission has put forward a proposal for a directive amending the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive.

Hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

Reference: 2017/2102

Effective: 12 June 2019

An EU directive has been published amending Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

Reference: COM(2016) 528 final

Effective: Unknown

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to update the objectives and tasks of EU-OSHA.

Electrical and electronic components containing lead as an alloying element in aluminium

Reference: 2018/740

Effective: 01 July 2019

An EU directive has been published amending the RoHS 2 Directive as regards an exemption for certain electrical and electronic components containing lead as an alloying element in aluminium.

Electrical and electronic components containing lead as an alloying element in steel

Reference: 2018/739

Effective: 01 July 2019

An EU directive has been published amending the RoHS 2 Directive as regards an exemption for certain electrical and electronic components containing lead as an alloying element in steel.

Electrical and electronic components containing lead in cermet-based trimmer potentiometer elements

Reference: 2018/738

Effective: 01 July 2019

An EU directive has been published amending the RoHS 2 Directive as regards an exemption for certain electrical and electronic components containing lead in cermet-based trimmer potentiometer elements.

Electrical and electronic components containing lead in glass or ceramic

Reference: 2018/736

Effective: 01 July 2019

An EU directive has been published amending the RoHS 2 Directive as regards an exemption for certain electrical and electronic components containing lead in glass or ceramic.

Electrical and electronic components containing lead in high melting temperature solders

Reference: 2018/742

Effective:

An EU directive has been published amending the RoHS 2 Directive as regards an exemption for certain electrical and electronic components containing lead in high melting temperature solders.

Electrical and electronic components containing lead in solders

Reference: 2018/737

Effective: 01 July 2019

An EU directive has been published amending the RoHS 2 Directive as regards an exemption for certain electrical and electronic components containing lead in solders.

Restricted substances in electrical and electronic equipment

Reference: 2015/863

Effective: 22 July 2019

An EU directive has been published concerning the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

Dangerous compounds used in perfumery and sunscreen products

Reference: 2018/978

Effective: 1 May and 1 August 2019

An EU regulation has been published preventing the use of a number of flower extracts and flower oils in certain cosmetic products.

Sustainable Drainage (Enforcement) (Wales) Order 2018

Reference: 2018/1182

Effective: 7 January 2019

This Order provides for the enforcement of breach of the approval required under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 in relation to drainage systems for construction work.

Limit value for chromium VI in toys

Reference: 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.

Registration of persons sailing on board passenger ships

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.

Safe operation of Ro-Ro passenger ships and high-speed passenger craft

Reference: 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.

Safety rules and standards for passenger ships

Effective:

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

Electricity Regulation

Reference: COM(2016) 861 final

Effective: 1 January 2020

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to recast the EU’s Electricity Regulation.

Risk management of nanomaterials

Reference: 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.

Restrictions on the use of bisphenol A

Reference: 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 2017/2398 on the protection of workers from exposure to carcinogens or mutagens

Reference: 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.

Dangerous chemicals in cosmetic products

Reference: 2018/35

Effective: 31 January 2020

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

Packaging and packaging waste

Reference: 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.

Waste management

Reference: 2018/849

Effective: 5 July 2020

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

Waste management and the circular economy

Reference: 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.

Carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction substances

Reference: 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.

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

Energy from renewable sources

Reference: COM(2016) 767 final

Effective: 1 January 2021

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to update the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.

Protecting workers against cancer-causing chemicals

Reference: COM(2018) 171 final

Effective: 2021

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to update the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive.

Hazardous substances

Reference: 2017/1410

Effective: 23 August 2021

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

Reducing the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

Reference: COM(2018) 340 final

Effective: 2021

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.

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.