Free Legislation Updates September 2020

This free legal update provides selected items from the most recent monthly email. Subscribers to Greenspace receive full updates on new and forthcoming legislation applicable to their organisation each month. These emails also communicate new publications, consultations and legal case studies.

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20 July 2020

Draft Building Safety Bill

This draft Bill is intended to apply a more stringent regime for building control and ongoing management of on higher-risk buildings in England (i.e. those with more than six storeys at least two or more residential occupants).

Dutyholders will be required to manage building and fire safety risks throughout design, construction and occupancy.

03 August 2020

Regulation (EU) 2020/1149

Regulation (EU) 2020/1149 amended Annex XVII (restrictions) to the REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006.

Manufacturers and suppliers of products containing diisocyanates will be required to communicate that users must have suitable training before industrial or professional use from 24 February 2022. Users of these products will need to obtain this training by 24 August 2023.

01 July 2020

SEPA: Consigning Special Waste Guidance

This guidance document collects a range of regulatory position statements under the Special Waste Regulations 1996.

Significantly, this relaxes the requirement to submit pre-notification copies of consignment notes to SEPA before the waste is collected, where the waste collection and destination locations are both in Scotland.

01 October 2020

Waste (Circular Economy) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

These regulations amend five Acts and 17 regulations to bring the following Circular Economy Package of Directives into force.

This includes changes to the waste exemption and waste management permit regimes, while requirements are also updated on packaging.

31 December 2020

Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Unloading and Storage (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2020

These regulations will update the EIA regime for offshore oil and gas activities.

The regulations include updated requirements on consultation.

12 July 2020

Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Act 2020

This Act will amend a range of legislation concerning wildlife and/or animal welfare offences.

The legislation increases the penalties for these offences, while enabling the introduction of fixed penalty notices for certain breaches.


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