January 2019 legislation updates for UK.


The Ionising Radiation (Environmental and Public Protection) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019 No. 24) are made in exercise of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c.16). These Regulations intend to address deficiencies in the operation of retained European Union (“EU”) law.  These Regulations result in no policy change.

Published: 9 January 2019


The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019 No. 42) implement Annex I (Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil) of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1998 (“MARPOL”), an International Convention made by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the prevention of pollution from ships (including offshore installations). The instrument applies to all United Kingdom ships, with specified exceptions, and to foreign ships while they are in United Kingdom waters. The Regulations establish a survey and certification regime for ships, and prescribe technical requirements relating to the construction and operation of ships and on-board equipment.

Published: 28 January 2019


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