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Free Legislation Updates November 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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01 January 2021

REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

These regulations make arrangements for the trade in chemicals between Great Britain and Northern Ireland after the end of the Brexit transition period.

Northern Irish manufacturers, formulators and producers of chemicals will remain subject to the EU version of REACH, while companies in Great Britain will be subject to the UK REACH regime only.

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01 January 2021

Waste and Environmental Permitting etc. (Legislative Functions and Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

These regulations will amend a range of legislation to reflect the end of the post-Brexit transition period.

For example, the UK government will become able to amend the list of waste in England, which may also be updated across the UK with consent of the devolved administrations. A range of EU-derived legislation no longer applicable will be revoked.

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01 January 2021

Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

These regulations will amend a range of chemical legislation to reflect the end of the transition period.

This will include the transfer of powers to implement Great Britain-only regimes and modifications to reflect the Northern Ireland protocol.

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01 May 2021

Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020

These regulations will place restrictions on the sale of wet wood for domestic burning and limits on the emission of sulphur and smoke from manufactured solid fuels. The regulations also phase out the sale of bituminous coal (traditional house coal).

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01 January 2021

Guidance on the Forthcoming Conformity Assessment Requirements

Guidance has been published on the UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) mark, which will be introduced after the end of the post-Brexit transition period.

The mark will support a UK equivalent to the EU CE marking and conformity assessment regime. UKCA conformity will be mandatory for qualifying products placed on the market in Great Britain after 1 January 2022.

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01 January 2021

Updated Guidance for Chemicals Regimes post-Brexit

The HSE has published a range of updated guidance on how EU-derived chemicals regimes will operate in Great Britain and Northern Ireland after the end of the post-Brexit transition period.

This has been extended to include details of how chemicals will be traded between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, due to the impacts of the Northern Ireland Protocol that accompanied the EU Withdrawal Agreement.

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