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.

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.

Waste (Fees and Charges) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

Reference
2019/83
Effective
2 May 2019

These regulations amend the Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999, which sets out the charges for registration as a carrier of controlled waste.

Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Reference
2019/863
Effective
3 May 2019

These regulations amend the Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Wales) Regulations 2013 relating to the monitoring of nitrate pollution and the designation of nitrate vulnerable zones.

Decision (EU) 2019/62 on eco-management and audit scheme — car manufacturing sector

Reference
Decision (EU) 2019/62
Effective
18 May 2019

An EU decision has been published under the EMAS Regulation on the sectoral reference document for the car manufacturing sector.

Decision (EU) 2019/61 on eco-management and audit scheme — public administration sector

Reference
Decision (EU) 2019/61
Effective
18 May 2019

An EU decision has been published under the EMAS Regulation on the sectoral reference document for the public administration sector.

Decision (EU) 2019/63 on eco-management and audit scheme — electrical and electronic equipment manufacturing sector

Reference
Decision (EU) 2019/63
Effective
19 May 2019

An EU decision has been published under the EMAS Regulation on the sectoral reference document for the electrical and electronic equipment manufacturing sector.

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.

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.

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.

Detergents (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
2019/672
Effective
EU Exit Day

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

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.

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

Reference
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.

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

Reference
2019/671
Effective
EU Exit Day

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Reference
2019/57
Effective
28 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.

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.

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.

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

Reference
2019/693
Effective
EU Exit Day

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

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.

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

Reference
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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) (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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Reference
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.

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.

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.

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

Reference
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 (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.

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

Reference
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.

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.

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

Reference
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.

Renewables Obligation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
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.

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

Reference
2019/379
Effective
20 and EU Exit Day

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

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

Reference
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.

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.

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.

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

Reference
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.

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

Reference
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.

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.

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

Reference
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Reference
SI 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Reference
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.

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

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

Reference
2018/1342
Effective
3 January and EU Exit Day

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

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

Reference
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.

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.

Carbon Accounting Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019

Reference
2019/121
Effective
30 May 2019

These regulations amend the Carbon Accounting Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2010.

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.

Regulation (EU) 2015/1095 on ecodesign requirements for professional refrigerated storage cabinets

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2015/1095
Effective
1 July 2016, 1 July 2018 and 1 July 2019

An EU regulation has been published concerning ecodesign requirements for professional refrigerated storage cabinets.

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.

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.

Direcive (EU) 2018/350 as regards environmental risk assessment of genetically modified organisms

Reference
Direcive (EU) 2018/350
Effective
29 September 2019

An EU directive has been published amending Directive 2001/18/EC as regards the environmental risk assessment of GMOs.

Directive (EU) 2018/410 on emission reductions and low-carbon investments

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/410
Effective
9 October 2019

An EU directive has been published amending Directive 2003/87/EC on emission allowance trading within the EU.

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.

EU Regulation 2019/636 on persistent organic pollutants

Reference
EU Regulation 2019/636
Effective
31 October 2019

An EU regulation has been published updating EC Regulation 850/2004 on persistent organic pollutants.

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.

Charging HGVs for the use of certain roads (“Europe on the Move” package)

Reference
COM(2017) 276 final
Effective
2019

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to update the Eurovignette Directive on charging HGVs for the use of certain roads.

Charging vehicles for the use of certain roads (“Europe on the Move” package)

Reference
COM(2017) 275 final
Effective
2019

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to extend the scope of Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of HGVs for the use of certain roads to other vehicles.

Common rules for combined transport of goods between Member States

Reference
COM(2017) 648 final
Effective
2019

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to update Directive 92/106/EEC on the establishment of common rules for certain types of combined transport of goods between Member States.

Ecodesign requirements for solid fuel boilers

Reference
Regulation 2015/1189
Effective
1 January 2020

An EU regulation has been published concerning ecodesign requirements for solid fuel boilers.

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.

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.

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) 2019/169 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.

Ecodesign requirements for servers and data storage products

Reference
2019/424
Effective
1 March 2020

An EU regulation has been published laying down ecodesign requirements for servers and data storage products.

Use of cadmium and its compounds in electrical contacts

Reference
2019/171
Effective
1 March 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the EU’s RoHS Directive with regard to the use of cadmium and its compounds in electrical contacts.

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.

Energy performance of buildings

Reference
2018/844
Effective
10 March 2020

An EU directive has been published amending earlier legislation on the energy performance of buildings and energy efficiency.

Alternative Fuel Labelling and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

Reference
2019/421
Effective
22 March and 1 September 2019, 1 April 2020

These regulations implement requirements in Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure intended to standardise the labelling of types of motor vehicle fuel.

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.

Landfill and the circular economy

Reference
2018/850
Effective
5 July 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the Landfill Directive in order to improve waste management in the EU.

Motor vehicles and their trailers

Reference
2018/858
Effective
1 September 2020

An EU regulation has been published on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.