Archive for April, 2014

Proposals for the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Repeals, Revocations and Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

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Consultation on revised Safety in Docks – Approved Code of Practice and Guidance

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Directive 2014/33/EU (OJ:L96/251/2014) on lifts and safety components for lifts

This Directive sets out the rules regarding the placing on the market of lifts and safety components for lifts.
As a result, Directive 95/16/EC, on the same subject, is revoked and replaced by this Directive.
Scope
This Directive applies to lifts permanently serving buildings and constructions and intended for the transport of:

people;
people and…

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Regulation (EU) 1257/2013 (OJ:L330/1/2013) on ship recycling

This Regulation is on the recycling of ships.
It applies to ships which carry the flag of a Member State, but not to any:

warships, naval auxiliary or other ships owned or operated by a state and used only on government non-commercial service;
ships of less than 500 gross tonnage;
ships operating throughout their…

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Regulation (EU) 187/2014 (OJ:L57/24/2014) amending Regulation (EU) 540/2011 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance methiocarb

This Regulation approves the active substance methiocarb, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, on the placing of plant protection products on the market.
In doing so, it amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011, which contains the list of approved active substances.
Transitional measures
Member States must in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009,…

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Regulation (EU) 317/2014 (OJ:L93/24/2014) amending Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards Annex 17 (CMR substances)

This Regulation amends Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), as regards Annex 17 (CMR substances).
Legislative background
Annex 17 to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, prohibits the sale to the general public of substances that are classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or reproductive toxicant (CMR), categories 1A or…

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Regulation (EU) 318/2014 (OJ:L93/28/2014) amending Annexes 2 and 3 to Regulation (EC) 396/2005 on maximum residue levels for fenarimol, metaflumizone and teflubenzuron in or on certain products

This Regulation amends Annexes 2 and 3 to Regulation (EC) 396/2005, on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin, as regards maximum residue levels for:

fenarimol;
metaflumizone; and
teflubenzuron,

in or on certain products.
Revocations and amendments
This Regulation amends:

Regulation (EC) 396/2005, on maximum residue levels of…

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Huge fire at chemical packaging and recycling firm

A huge fire on an industrial estate in Leeds has sent flames and a plume of smoke up over the city.

Around 80 firefighters tackled the blaze at Tradpak, a chemical packaging and recycling firm in Armley. City centre residents have been warned to keep windows and doors closed due to potentially hazardous chemicals on the site, which is close to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the River Aire.

Anja Swan, a student at Leeds Metropolitan University, said she heard explosions that sounded like thunder. “I called my friend and they said they could see a fire so we had a walk down. We could see massive, massive clouds of thick black smoke, just billowing out into the air. We could see this even from our house about half a mile or so away.

“There were fireballs shooting. It was really ferocious. Like Armageddon.”

Area fire manager Ian Dunkley, urged people not come to watch crews dealing with the fire, which has been “surrounded”. “The initial crews were trying to protect surrounding properties and, in fact, we've saved three surrounding businesses which will be available to open tomorrow,” he said.

Crews are expected to remain at the scene throughout the day.

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Energy Act 2013 (Office for Nuclear Regulation) (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order SI 2014/469

This Order came into force on 1 April 2014 and applies to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
It makes consequential amendments to existing legislation as a result of the establishment of the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR) by the Energy Act 2013.
Legislative background
The Energy Act 2013 established the ONR as…

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Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Hours of Work) (Amendment) Regulations SI 2014/308

These Regulations came into force on 17 March 2014 and apply to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
This is one of a series of instruments designed to bring UK law into line with the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (“MLC”), an International Labour Organization (“ILO”) treaty on seafarer employment on merchant…

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