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Free Legislation Updates July 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

The future of UK carbon pricing

A consultation response presents proposals for the design of a UK Emissions Trading System (UK ETS). The proposed UK ETS could be operated as a UK-only system or as a system linked to the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). 

The UK ETS aims to simplify participation in the scheme, while applying an emissions cap 5% lower than the UK's share of the EU ETS cap for phase IV. 

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04 July 2020

Regulation (EU) 2020/784 amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 as regards the Listing of Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its Salts and PFOA-related Compounds

This Regulation amends the Recast Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation (EU) 2019/1021.

The Regulation adds perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds to the list of chemicals that are prohibited and/or where the measures must be taken to eliminate their production, use, import and export.

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01 January 2021

Regulation (EU) 2020/878 amending Annex II to the REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006

Regulation (EU) 2020/878 will amend the REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006.

This amendment updates the information that must be included in safety data sheets. Organisations required to prepare safety data sheets have until 31 December 2022 to update these documents.

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24 June 2020

Energy Efficiency (Building Renovation and Reporting) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

These regulations will introduce a deposit and return scheme for single-use packaging used to supply soft drinks in Scotland.

To place these products on the market, organisations will be required to register with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency or a Compliance Scheme.

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22 July 2020

Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships) Regulations 2020

These regulations apply up to date obligations regarding garbage discharges from ships under the international MARPOL Convention.

Requirements apply to UK flagged ships and other ships within UK waters or controlled waters.

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22 July 2020

Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships) Regulations 2020

These regulations implement the current requirements on the manage of sewage and its discharge on ships under Annex IV (Sewage) of the international MARPOL Convention.

Requirements apply to UK ships engaged on international voyages including in Polar waters and other ships within UK waters or controlled waters.

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