Forthcoming Legislation

Bee Diseases and Pests Control (Scotland) Amendment Order 2021

Reference
SSI 2021/91
Effective
21 April 2021

This Order requires hive owners to report the presence of Varroa mites.

Bee Diseases and Pests Control (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2021

Reference
WSI 2021/351
Effective
21 April 2021

This Order requires persons owning or in charge of a hive to report the presence of any species of Varroa mite to the Welsh Ministers.

Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 (Commencement No 1) Regulations 2021

Reference
SI 2021/396
Effective
21 April 2021

These Regulations bring into force certain provisions of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018.

Bee Diseases and Pests Control (England) (Amendment) Order 2021

Reference
SI 2021/420
Effective
21 April 2021

These Regulations add notification requirements in respect of the presence in a hive of the Varroa mite.

Heather and Grass, etc Burning (England) Regulations 2021

Reference
SI 2021/158
Effective
1 May 2021

These Regulations prohibit a person from burning any specified vegetation on areas of peat over 40 centimetres deep in an SSSI that is also a European site.

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.

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule 9) (England) Order 2021

Reference
SI 2021/236
Effective
4 May 2021

This Order removes three species from Schedule 9 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Reference
SI 2021/422
Effective
4 May 2021

These regulations correct, in relation to Great Britain, an error in the maximum concentration value specified for cadmium.

Low Emission Zones (Emission Standards, Exemptions and Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2021

Reference
SSI 2021/177
Effective
31 May 2021

These regulations set out the emission standards with which vehicles must comply in order to be driven within a LEZ and gives details of the vehicles which are permanently exempt.

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) 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.

Regulation (EU) 2021/340 amending previous legislation with regard to energy labelling requirements for various products

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2021/340
Effective
1 May, 1 July and 1 September 2021

An EU Regulation has been published to amend previous legislation with regard to energy labelling requirements for various products.

Regulation (EU) 2021/341 amending earlier legislation with regard to ecodesign requirements for several products

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2021/341
Effective
1 May, 1 July and 1 September 2021

An EU Regulation has been published to amend earlier legislation with regard to ecodesign requirements for various products.

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.

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Reference
SI 2021/76
Effective
1 March and 1 April 2021 and 1 April 2022

These Regulations amend earlier legislation regarding payments to owners of plants which generate heat from specified renewable sources.

Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land) Regulations 2021

Reference
SSI 2021/85
Effective
1 April 2022

These Regulations create, in Scotland, a Register of Persons holding a controlled interest in land (the RCI).

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.