Legislation Tracker

Forthcoming Legislation

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocations) (Scotland) Regulations 2018

Reference: 2018/391

Effective: 28 February 2019

These regulations make amendments to various items of legislation concerning the environment, food and rural affairs.

Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Regulations 2019

Reference: 2019/42

Effective: 1 March 2019

These regulations concern the MARPOL Convention and revoke the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Regulations 1996.

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.

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

Reference: 2019/114

Effective: 29 March 2019

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.

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

Reference: 2019/112

Effective: 29 March 2019

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

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

Reference: 2019/26

Effective: 29 March 2019

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.

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.

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

Reference: 2019/156

Effective: 29 March 2019

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.

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

Reference: SI 2018/1370

Effective: 29 March 2019

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

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

Reference: SI 2018/1377

Effective: 29 March 2019

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.

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

Reference: 2018/1407

Effective: 29 March 2019

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.

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

Reference: 2019/24

Effective: 29 March 2019

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

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

Reference: 2019/74

Effective: 29 March 2019

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

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

Reference: SI 2019/96

Effective: 29 March 2019

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.

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

Reference: 2019/90

Effective: 29 March 2019

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

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

Reference: 2019/188

Effective: 28 February and 29 March 2019

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

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

Reference: 2019/88

Effective: 29 March 2019

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

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

Reference: 2019/190

Effective: 29 March 2019

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

Use of lead and cadmium in printing inks for the application of enamels on glasses

Reference: 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.

Use of lead bound in crystal glass

Reference: 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.

Use of lead in bearings and bushes applied in certain non-road professional use equipment

Reference: 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.

Use of lead in certain solders

Reference: 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.

Use of lead in dielectric ceramic

Reference: 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.

Use of lead in PZT-based dielectric ceramic materials

Reference: 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.

Use of lead in the fluorescent powder of discharge lamps containing phosphors

Reference: 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.

Use of lead in the plating layer of certain diodes

Reference: 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.

Use of lead oxide in window assemblies for certain laser tubes

Reference: 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.

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.

Energy efficiency

Reference: 2018/2002

Effective: 25 October 2020

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources

Reference: 2018/2001

Effective: 30 June 2021

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