Latest Legislation Updates

There were 61 amendments and new entries added to the Legislation Update Service in April. See below a selection of the latest legislation updates.

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Legislation updates in April 2024 included:

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  • The Controlled Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2023
    England: Under The Controlled Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2012, construction and demolition waste can be classified as household waste under certain conditions. This amendment adds new conditions when this is the case, allowing waste from construction and demolition works to be classified as household waste.
  • The Climate Change Agreements (Administration and Eligible Facilities) (Amendment) Regulations 2023
    United Kingdom: Changes are made to the Climate Change Agreement scheme, including extending it until 31st March 2027.

  • The Persistent Organic Pollutants (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2023
    Great Britain: Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), its salts, and PFHxS-related compounds are added to the list of substances that are prohibited from being manufactured, used or sold from 16th November 2023. Exemptions are in place for when PFHxS is present as an unintentional trace contaminant, subject to the concentration limits.
  • The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2023 
    United Kingdom: Since 2014 large organisations (those employing 250 people or more, or with a turnover exceeding £44 million) have been required to audit their energy use every 4 years under the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
  • Energy Act 2023 
    United Kingdom: Organisations who transport hydrogen gas or carbon dioxide through a pipeline, or dispose of carbon dioxide via geological storage, are required to have a licence from the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.
  • The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment) Regulations 2023 
    Great Britain:The recalculation of reference values based on the annual average of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) placed on the market under the F-gas regulation (EU 517/2014) began in 2015. However, a previous amendment made by the UK Public General Act 2020 (c. 1616) incorrectly changed this start date to 2021. This amendment changes the start date back to 2015.[
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