September 2017: New regulations

10th October 2017

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A round-up of new regulations from the TRANSFORM September issue.

Hazardous substances

Enters into force: 6 July 2017

England, Scotland, Wales

Decision (EU) 2017/1210 identifies DEHP, DBP, BBP and DIBP for inclusion in the candidate list as substances of very high concern due to their endocrine-disrupting properties, according to REACH.

The Great Repeal Bill published

Enters into force: 13 July 2017

England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill sets out the power to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 on the day the UK exits the EU, and to make other provisions in connection with this withdrawal.

The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2017

England, Scotland, Wales

Enters into force: 31 July 2017

The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2017 makes some changes to both the non-domestic and domestic renewable heat incentive scheme can continue to operate as intended.

New framework for energy labelling

Enters into force: 1 August 2017


Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 sets out a new framework for energy-related products placed on the market or put into service. It deals specifically with their labelling and providing standard product information.

The Electricity (Exemptions from the Requirement for a Generation Licence) Order 2017

Enters into force: 4 August 2017

England, Scotland, Wales

The Electricity (Exemptions from the Requirement for a Generation Licence) Order 2017 grants exemptions, under the Electricity Act 1989, from the prohibition of generating electricity for supply without a licence, in relation to eight generating stations.

Welsh gas-fired power plant approved

8 August 2017


The Wrexham Gas Fired Generating Station Order 2017 authorises Wrexham Power to construct, operate and maintain a gas-fired electricity generating station of up to 299MWe.

Pharmaceuticals in The Environment: What will EU Environment Roadmap Mean for Pharmaceuticals?

14 September 2017


Under Directive 2008/105/EC, the Commission must propose measures to address possible environmental impacts of pharmaceutical substances to reduce discharges, emissions and losses of such substances into the aquatic environment.

New Energy Performance of Buildings amendment for Scotland

Enters into force: 1 October 2017


The Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017 increase the fees for entering energy performance data into a register, for both dwellings and other types of building or building units.


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