The Environment and Rural Affairs (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

This instrument corrects a number of minor errors in other instruments, and makes some additional amendments to correct deficiencies in domestic legislation arising as a result of the UK’s exit from the European Union. It amends:

  • the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/25) (“the EIA (EU Exit) Regulations”), which relates to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), in the fields of agriculture and marine works;
  • the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/39) (“the EPR (EU Exit) Regulations”);
  • the Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/188) (“Waste (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations”);
  • the Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/620) (“the Waste (EU Exit) Regulations”).

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The Environment and Rural Affairs (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 amend, amongst other things, the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011. One of these amendments removes the requirement to take into account the best available techniques when establishing an integrated and adequate network of waste disposal installations (see regulation 4(4)(b)(i) of the amending Regulations). It is unclear why this requirement is being removed, and we are concerned that it will result in a system that fails to deliver sufficient environmental protection. Under EU law, ‘best available techniques’ are those which are the “most effective in achieving a high general level… Read more »

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