The Environment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Jurisdiction: UK

Commencement: Immediately before IP completion day, the end of the implementation period of the UK leaving the EU.

Amends: Regulation (EC) 166/2006 on the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register

Mini Summary

The European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) is established in the form of a publicly accessible electronic database, containing information on pollutant releases to air, water and land, etc. Operators of regulated industries must report their releases and transfers to the European Commission.


Updates are made to The Air Quality (Miscellaneous Amendment and Revocation of Retained Direct EU Legislation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 to further amend Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 concerning the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (‘PRTR Regulation’).

The EU has made amendments to the PRTR Regulation since the 2018 amendment was produced that need to be correctly implemented in the retained version of the Regulation to ensure it continues to operate effectively following the end of the Brexit implementation period; namely, Regulation (EU) 2019/1010 on the alignment of reporting obligations in the field of legislation related to the environment (see summary of amendment below) and Decision (EU) 2019/1741 establishing the format and frequency of data to be made available by the Member States for the purposes of reporting.

There are no changes to duties as a result of these additional amendments to the retained PRTR Regulation.


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