Forthcoming Legislation

Waste (Circular Economy) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Reference
SI 2020/904
Effective
1 October 2020

These Regulations implement six EU Directives amending previous EU legislation in the field of waste.

Climate Change Agreements (Administration and Eligible Facilities) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Reference
SI 2020/958
Effective
1 October 2020

These Regulations extend the scheme providing for a reduced rate of Climate Change Levy until 31 March 2025.

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.

Climate Change (Duties of Public Bodies: Reporting Requirements) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020

Reference
SSI 2020/281
Effective
9 November 2020

This Order updates the list of public bodies in Scotland required to prepare reports on compliance with climate change duties.

Directive (EU) 2020/739 amending Directive 2000/54/EC as regards the inclusion of SARS-CoV-2 in the list of biological agents known to infect humans

Reference
Directive (EU) 2020/739
Effective
24 November 2020

An EU Directive has been published amending Directive 2000/54/EC on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to biological agents at work.

Quality of water intended for human consumption

Reference
COM(2017) 753 final
Effective
20 December 2020

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to update the Drinking Water Directive.

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.

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.

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.

Drainage (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SR 2019/31
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations amend earlier legislation with regard to drainage in Northern Ireland and Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment to take account of Brexit.

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.

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.

Harbours and Highways (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Reference
SI 2020/400
Effective
31 December 2020 (completion of the Transition period)

These Regulations address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively in England and Wales with reference to legislation governing environmental impact assessment for highway and harbour schemes.

Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes and the Environmental Impact Assessment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/245
Effective
6 March 2019 and EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the environmental assessment of plans and programmes and environmental impact assessment regarding town and country planning and agriculture continue to operate effectively.

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

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

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

Environmental Assessments and Miscellaneous Planning (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1232
Effective
31 December 2018 and EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, certain legislation in the field of town and country planning and infrastructure planning 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.

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.

Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/244
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the prevention and remediation of damage to the environment continues to operate effectively.

Pipe-lines, Petroleum, Electricity Works and Oil Stocking (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1325
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations amend earlier legislation, including on the assessment of environmental effects for electricity works, pipelines and oil and gas projects, to take account of 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.

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/39
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 continue to operate effectively.

Detergents (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/672
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation relating to detergents continues 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.

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 EU Exit Day

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

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1336
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation relating to the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme 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

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.

Detergents (Safeguarding) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/671
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation relating to detergents 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.

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.

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1342
Effective
3 January and EU Exit Day

These regulations amend the ESOS Regulations with particular reference to the UK leaving the EU.

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.

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 Food and Feed (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
2019/705
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation relating to the safety of genetically modified food and animal feed continues to operate effectively.

Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases and Ozone-Depleting Substances (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SR 2019/281
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the field of ozone-depleting substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases in relation to Northern Ireland 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 EU 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.

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.

Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/579
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the conservation of habitats and species continues to operate effectively.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/107
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the functioning of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme continues to operate effectively.

Organic Production and Control (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/693
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation relating to organic products continues to operate effectively.

Environment (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020

Reference
SI 2020/603
Effective
Immediately before completion of the transition period

These Regulations amend the Environment (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

Invasive Non-native Species (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/223
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the field of environmental protection and biosecurity 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.

Fertilisers and Ammonium Nitrate Material (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/601
Effective
15 March 2019 and EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the fields of fertilisers and ammonium nitrate material continues to operate as required.

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.

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.

Port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships

Reference
COM(2018) 33 final
Effective
31 December 2020

The European Commission has put forward a proposal on port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships.

Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from High-efficiency Cogeneration and Renewables Obligation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Reference
SI 2020/849
Effective
Immediately before the end of the transition period

These Regulations amend earlier legislation to replace “exit day” with “IP completion day”.

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

Reference
SI 2019/271
Effective
EU Exit Day

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

Persistent Organic Pollutants (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1340
Effective
EU Exit Day

These Regulations amend retained EU legislation and related UK legislation concerning persistent organic pollutants.

Marine Environment (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1399
Effective
EU Exit Day

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

Ozone-Depleting Substances and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/583
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning ozone-depleting substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases 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.

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.

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 (Legislative Functions from Directives) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1350
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations provide for legislative functions of the European Commission under various environmental directives to be exercisable instead by a public authority in the UK.

Road Vehicle Emission Performance Standards (Cars and Vans) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/550
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation relating to carbon dioxide emission performance targets for cars and vans continues to operate effectively.

Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Amendment and Power to Modify) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/544
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations correct an error in the Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Licensing etc) Regulations 2010.

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.

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

Reference
SSI 2019/57
Effective
28 March 2019 and EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the deliberate release of GMOs continues to operate effectively in Scotland.

INSPIRE (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1352
Effective
Immediately before EU Exit Day, and Exit Day

These Regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation on the alignment of reporting obligations related to the environment continues to operate effectively.

Nagoya Protocol (Compliance) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1393
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation relating to access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits continues to operate effectively.

Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/539
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the fields of ecodesign and energy labelling for energy-related products continues to operate effectively.

Environmental Impact Assessment (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SR 2019/123
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in Northern Ireland on environmental issues (including forestry, agriculture and water resources) continues to operate effectively.

Heavy Duty Vehicles (Emissions and Fuel Consumption) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/846
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the monitoring and reporting of emissions from, and fuel consumption of, new heavy-duty vehicles continues to operate effectively.

Timber and Timber Products and FLEGT (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1025
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation intended to minimise the risk of placing illegally harvested timber on the market 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.

Persistent Organic Pollutants (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1405
Effective
21 January 2019 and EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation relating to persistent organic pollutants continues to operate effectively.

Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/113
Effective
EU Exit Day

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

Environment (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment etc) (No 2) Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/436
Effective
EU Exit Day

These Regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation relating to waste and the protection of the environment will continue to operate effectively.

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

Reference
SI 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.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/916
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions continues to operate effectively.

Electricity (Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1093
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations amend various items of legislation to provide for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

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

Reference
SI 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.

INSPIRE (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/103
Effective
28 March 2019 and EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) continues to operate effectively in Scotland.

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

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

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

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.

Climate Change Agreements (Amendment of Agreements) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1205
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations amend agreements made under the Climate Change Agreement scheme to take account of the UK leaving the EU.

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.

Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1408
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation in the field of international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora 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) (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 (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/175
Effective
1 July 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.

Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from High-efficiency Cogeneration (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1206
Effective
13 December 2018 and EU Exit Day

These regulations amend earlier legislation to take account of the UK’s plans to leave the EU.

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.

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

Reference
SSI 2019/415
Effective
EU Exit Day

These Regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation relating to roads and transport in Scotland continues to operate effectively.

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

Reference
SI 2019/32
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations amend earlier legislation with regard to water and floods in Northern Ireland to take account of Brexit.

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

Reference
SI 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.

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.

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.

Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release and Transboundary Movement) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/379
Effective
20 March 2019 and EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in Wales relating to GMOs continues to operate effectively.

Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release and Transboundary Movement) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1492
Effective
EU Exit Day

These Regulations revoke and remake, with regard to Wales, earlier legislation concerning GMOs.

Renewables Obligation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/35
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the generation of electricity from renewable sources continues to operate effectively in the UK.

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

Reference
SI 2019/25
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations amend, in the context of Brexit, domestic legislation that partly implements Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.

Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 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.

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.

Planning (Environmental Assessments and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2018

Reference
SR 2018/1235
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning various aspects of planning in Northern Ireland continue to operate effectively.

Roads (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/377
Effective
21 March 2019 and EU Exit Day

These regulations make amendments to legislation in the field of environmental protection and in particular to the Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 concerning the environmental impact assessment of road construction projects.

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.

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.

Environmental Impact Assessment (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

Reference
SR 2019/279
Effective
EU Exit Day

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

Planning (Hazardous Substances and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1234
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the field of town and country planning and infrastructure planning continues to operate effectively.

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

Reference
WSI 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.

Market stability reserve for the EU greenhouse gas emission trading scheme

Reference
COM (2014) 20 final
Effective
1 January 2021

A draft EU Decision has been published concerning a market stability reserve for the EU greenhouse gas emission trading scheme.

Monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions

Reference
2018/2066
Effective
1 January 2021

An EU regulation has been published on the monitoring and reporting of GHG emissions in the context of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

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

Regulation (EU) 2019/1784 laying down ecodesign requirements for welding equipment pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/1784
Effective
1 January 2021

An EU Regulation has been published laying down ecodesign requirements for welding equipment pursuant to the Ecodesign Directive.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (No 3) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1440
Effective
21 November 2019, 1 May 2020 and 1 January 2021

These Regulations make changes in respect of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.