Forthcoming Legislation

Waste (Fees and Charges) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Reference
SR 2021/182
Effective
2 August 2021

These Regulations increase the fees and charges in Northern Ireland with regard to waste management licences.

Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk and Prevention of Oil Pollution) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Reference
SI 2021/818
Effective
3 August 2021

These Regulations amend earlier rules with regard to offshore support vessels carrying noxious liquid substances in bulk.

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Reference
SI 2021/851
Effective
19 July and 16 August 2021

These regulations give details of people who are not required to self-isolate if they have come into contact with a person who has tested positive for coronavirus.

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) 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) 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.

Occupational Pension Schemes (Climate Change Governance and Reporting) (Miscellaneous Provisions and Amendments) Regulations 2021

Reference
SI 2021/857
Effective
1 October 2021

These Regulations require trustees of certain occupational pension schemes to have knowledge and understanding of the effects of climate change.

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2021

Reference
SI 2021/760
Effective
On the same day as section 19 (Environmental Standards Scotland) of the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021 comes into force.

This Order concerns the establishment of Environmental Standards Scotland.

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.

Regulation (EU) 2021/979 amending Annexes VII to XI to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2021/979
Effective
8 January 2022

An EU Regulation has been published amending the REACH Regulation with regard to testing.

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.