June 2019: New regulations

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Carbon reporting

Comes into force: 01 April 2019

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

All large UK companies are now required to report their carbon emissions and energy use as part of their annual reports under the new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework.



Comes into force: 30 April 2019

Northern Ireland

The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 set fees for entering information on a register of energy performance certificates, display energy certificates and air conditioning inspection reports.


Water pollution

Comes into force: 01 May 2019


The Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 make various amendments relating to the monitoring of nitrate pollution and designation of nitrate vulnerable zones.


Waste management

Comes into force: 02 May 2019

Northern Ireland

The Waste (Fees and Charges) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 amend the fees and charges for waste management licenses and registration as a carrier and/or broker of controlled waste, to make sure they are sufficient to recover incurred costs.



Comes into force: 31 May 2019

Northern Ireland

The Humane Trapping Standards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 and the Spring Traps Approval Order (Northern Ireland) 2019 implement International Humane Trapping Standards and update the list of spring traps that are authorised for use, respectively.



Water polution

Comes into force: 13 May 2019


Updated documents have been published, which identify the rivers and bodies of water in England that have been identified as urban waste water sensitive areas. This includes the 2019 notice, schedule and maps.




Comes into force: 18 April 2019


The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency seeks views on the proposed charges for operators of schemes covered by the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013.


Environmental permitting

Comes into force: 29 April 2019

England and Wales

The Environment Agency is consulting on plans to change the standard rules sets SR 2018 No 1 to 6 and SR 2018 No 8 to accommodate specified generators that may include new medium combustion plants.



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