Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
|Legislation||Consultation closing date||Date expected to come into force|
|The Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (Scotland) Regulations 2018||N/A||19 June 2018|
|The Water Environment (Miscellaneous) (Scotland) Regulations 2017||N/A||01 January 2018|
|Consultation on an Integrated Authorisation Framework: Draft Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018 and supporting guidance||23 November 2017||N/A|
|UK Consultation on proposed amendments to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013||08 December 2017||1 January 2019|
|Consultation on WEEE Compliance Fee Methodology 2017||01 December 2017||31 March 2018|
|Consultation on the Proposed Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations 2017||21 November 2017||1 January 2018|
|Consultation on Revised Requirements for Radiological Protection||15 November 2017||N/A|
|European Union (Withdrawal) Bill||N/A||N/A|
|New Framework for Energy Labelling||N/A||1 August 2017|
|Consultation on proposals for transposing into Scottish legislation Directive EU 2015/2193 on Medium Combustion Plants.||10 March 2017||19 December 2017|
|Consultation on proposals to ban the manufacture and sale of cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads||28 February 2017||N/A|
|Consultation on proposed changes to the packaging recycling business targets||06 January 2017||N/A|
|Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014||02 June 2013||05 April 2016|
|The Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016||N/A||01 September 2016|
|Consultation on Bringing Forward EU Emissions Trading System 2018 Compliance Deadlines in the UK||24 November 2017||01 January 2018|
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
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