These regulations update references to EU legislation and the associated definitions within 12 UK waste regulations.
The amendments made aim to ensure the respective waste regimes continue to function following the UK's exit from the EU. No substantive changes to duties are introduced.
The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 amend 12 regulations concerning waste on the date the UK leaves the EU (exit day).
The 2019 regulations do not introduce new duties on organisations.
The legislation only affects Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland where the legislation being amended applies to these administrations. For example, amendments to the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 do not affect Northern Ireland or Scotland.
What will be updated?
Out of Date References
The 2019 regulations update references within the following legislation to ensure it reflects legislation in force on the date the UK leaves the EU.
The 2019 regulations amend definitions and references within the following regulations to ensure that the respective regimes continue to function after the UK leaves the EU.
Amendments made add sections modifying the respective Directive, which will be retained as UK law on exit day. These modifications revise references and definitions in these Directives and omit sections relevant only to the remaining EU Member States.
A new schedule is inserted in the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012. This states the mandatory contents of UK declarations of conformity for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) after Brexit.
Rules for the internal conformity assessment of EEE by manufacturers are also stated, specifying the minimum contents of technical documentation to be prepared for EEE.
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