Forthcoming Legislation

Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2020

Reference
SSI 2020/409
Effective
28 January 2021

This Order enables the Scottish Ministers to give financial assistance to the Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund.

Environmental Protection (Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and other Dangerous Substances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020

Reference
SSI 2020/434
Effective
14 February 2021

These Regulations partially implement Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants (recast).

Regulation (EU) 2019/2021 laying down ecodesign requirements for electronic displays

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/2021
Effective
1 March 2021

An EU Regulation has been published laying down ecodesign requirements for electronic displays pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC.

Regulation (EU) 2019/2022 laying down ecodesign requirements for household dishwashers

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/2022
Effective
1 March 2021

An EU Regulation has been published laying down ecodesign requirements for household dishwashers pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC.

Regulation (EU) 2019/2023 laying down ecodesign requirements for household washing machines and household washer-dryers

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/2023
Effective
1 March 2021

An EU Regulation has been published laying down ecodesign requirements for household washing machines and household washer-dryers pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC.

Regulation (EU) 2019/2024 laying down ecodesign requirements for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/2024
Effective
1 March 2021

An EU Regulation has been published laying down ecodesign requirements for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC.

Regulation (EU) 2019/2013 with regard to energy labelling of electronic displays

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/2013
Effective
1 March 2021

An EU Regulation has been published establishing requirements for the energy labelling of, and the provision of supplementary product information on, electronic displays.

Regulation (EU) 2019/2014 with regard to energy labelling of household washing machines and household washer-dryers

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/2014
Effective
1 March 2021

An EU Regulation has been published supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 with regard to energy labelling of household washing machines and household washer-dryers.

Regulation (EU) 2019/2016 with regard to energy labelling of refrigerating appliances

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/2016
Effective
1 March 2021

An EU Regulation has been published supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 with regard to energy labelling of refrigerating appliances.

Regulation (EU) 2019/2017 with regard to energy labelling of household dishwashers

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/2017
Effective
1 March 2021

An EU Regulation has been published supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 with regard to energy labelling of household dishwashers.

Regulation (EU) 2019/2018 with regard to energy labelling of refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/2018
Effective
1 March 2021

An EU Regulation has been published supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 with regard to energy labelling of refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function.

Regulation (EU) 2019/2019 laying down ecodesign requirements for refrigerating appliances

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/2019
Effective
1 March 2021

An EU Regulation has been published laying down ecodesign requirements for refrigerating appliances pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC.

Regulation (EU) 2019/2020 laying down ecodesign requirements for light sources and separate control gears

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/2020
Effective
1 March 2021

An EU Regulation has been published laying down ecodesign requirements for light sources and separate control gears pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC.

Landfill Disposals Tax (Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2020

Reference
WSI 2020/1614
Effective
1 April 2021

These Regulations set the rates for taxable landfill disposals made on or after 1 April 2021.

Directive (EU) 2020/360 amending Directive 2011/65/EU as regards lead in platinised platinum electrodes for certain conductivity measurements

Reference
Directive (EU) 2020/360
Effective
1 April 2021

An EU Directive has been published amending the RoHS 2 Directive as regards an exemption for lead in platinised platinum electrodes used for certain conductivity measurements.

Directive (EU) 2020/366 amending Directive 2011/65/EU as regards lead as a thermal stabiliser in certain in-vitro diagnostic medical devices

Reference
Directive (EU) 2020/366
Effective
1 April 2021

An EU Directive has been published amending the RoHS 2 Directive as regards an exemption for lead as a thermal stabiliser in polyvinyl chloride used in certain in-vitro diagnostic medical devices.

Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020

Reference
SSI 2020/153
Effective
8 April 2021

These Regulations prescribe nutritional requirements for food and drink in Scottish schools.

Directive (EU) 2020/365 amending Directive 2011/65/EU as regards lead in solders and termination finishes in certain hand-held combustion engines

Reference
Directive (EU) 2020/365
Effective
1 1 April 2021

An EU Directive has been published amending the RoHS 2 Directive as regards an exemption for lead in solders and termination finishes used in certain hand-held combustion engines.

Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020

Reference
SI 2020/1095
Effective
1 May 2021

These Regulations make provision for restriction on the sale of certain solid fuels.

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.

Regulation (EU) 2019/1781 laying down ecodesign requirements for electric motors and variable speed drives

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/1781
Effective
1 July 2021

An EU Regulation has been published updating the Ecodesign Directive with regard to electric motors and variable speed drives.

Regulation (EU) 2020/2151 laying down rules on harmonised marking specifications on single-use plastic products

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2020/2151
Effective
3 July 2021

An EU Regulation has been published to set rules for harmonised marking specifications on single-use plastic products.

Environmental Protection (Plastic Straws, Cotton Buds and Stirrers) (England) Regulations 2020

Reference
SI 2020/971
Effective
1 October 2020 and 3 July 2021

These Regulations prohibit persons from supplying or offering to supply plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers in the course of a business.

Regulation (EU) 2019/2015 with regard to energy labelling of light sources

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/2015
Effective
1 September 2021

An EU Regulation has been published to supplement Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 with regard to energy labelling of light sources.

Regulation (EU) 2020/217 amending Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2020/217
Effective
9 September 2021

An EU Regulation has been published amending and updating the CLP Regulation.

Directive (EU) 2020/367 amending Directive 2002/49/EC as regards the establishment of assessment methods for harmful effects of environmental noise

Reference
Directive (EU) 2020/367
Effective
31 December 2021

An EU Directive has been published amending Directive 2002/49/EC as regards the establishment of assessment methods for harmful effects of environmental noise.

Ecodesign requirements for solid fuel local space heaters

Reference
Regulation 2015/1185
Effective
1 January 2022

An EU regulation has been published concerning ecodesign requirements for solid fuel local space heaters

Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2016

Reference
SI 2016/838
Effective
1 September 2016, 1 April 2017, 1 January 2018 and 1 January 2022

These regulations bring more equipment within the scope of earlier legislation in this field.

Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Reference
SI 2017/1143
Effective
1 January 2018, 1 January 2020 and 1 January 2022

These regulations add new groups of products to those listed in the Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products Regulations 2010.

Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations 2020

Reference
SSI 2020/154
Effective
20 May 2020, 1 January 2021, 1 January 2022 and 1 July 2022

These Regulations provide for the operation of a deposit and return scheme in Scotland with regard to the packaging of certain drinks.

Directive (EU) 2020/2184 on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast)

Reference
Directive (EU) 2020/2184
Effective
13 January 2023

An EU Directive has been published to replace the Drinking Water Directive (98/83/EC).

Regulation (EU) 2020/741 on minimum requirements for water reuse

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2020/741
Effective
26 June 2023

An EU Regulation has been published setting out the minimum requirements for water reuse.

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.

Sound level of motor vehicles

Reference
540/2014
Effective
1 July 2016, 1 July 2019 and 1 July 2027

An EU regulation has been published on the sound level of motor vehicles.