Forthcoming Legislation

Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

Reference
SR 2019/76
Effective
30 April 2019

These regulations amend the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008, which implement in part the EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

Regulation (EU) 2019/330 on the export and import of hazardous chemicals

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/330
Effective
1 May 2019

An EU regulation has been published updating Regulation 649/2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals.

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

Reference
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.

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

Reference
SR 2019/282
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the waste regime in Northern Ireland continues 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Reference
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.

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
2019/558
Effective
EU Exit Day

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

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
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.

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

Reference
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.

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.

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.

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.

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
2019/188
Effective
28 February and Exit Day

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

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

Reference
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.

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

Reference
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
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 (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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Reference
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.

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

Reference
2019/247
Effective
EU Exit Day

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

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

Reference
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
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
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.

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.

Directive (EU) 2017/2102 on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

Reference
Directive (EU) 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.

Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/492
Effective
12 June 2019

These regulations implement Directive 2017/2102 on reducing the risks posed by hazardous substances to health and the environment by imposing harmonised restrictions.

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.

Directive (EU) 2018/740 on electrical and electronic components containing lead as an alloying element in aluminium

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/740
Effective
1 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.

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.

Directive (EU) 2018/741 on electrical and electronic components containing lead as an alloying element in copper

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/741
Effective
1 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 copper.

Directive (EU) 2018/739 on electrical and electronic components containing lead as an alloying element in steel

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/739
Effective
1 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.

Directive (EU) 2018/738 on electrical and electronic components containing lead in cermet-based trimmer potentiometer elements

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/738
Effective
1 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.

Directive (EU) 2018/736 on electrical and electronic components containing lead in glass or ceramic

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/736
Effective
1 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.

Directive (EU) 2018/742 on electrical and electronic components containing lead in high melting temperature solders

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/742
Effective
1 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 high melting temperature solders.

Directive (EU) 2018/737 on electrical and electronic components containing lead in solders

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/737
Effective
1 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.

Directive (EU) 2015/863 on restricted substances in electrical and electronic equipment

Reference
Directive (EU) 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.

Regulation (EU) 2018/978 on cosmetic products

Reference
Regulation (EU) 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.

Drug Driving (Specified Limits) (Scotland) Regulations 2019

Reference
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.

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.

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) 201/2109 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

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.

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.

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.

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) 2018/851 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) 2018/2002 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.

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) 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.

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.