Archive for April, 2017

Regulation (EU) 624/2017 (OJ:L93/30/2017) amending Annexes 2 and 5 to Regulation (EC) 396/2005 as regards maximum residue levels for bifenazate, daminozide and tolylfluanid in or on certain products

This Regulation amends Annexes 2 and 5 to Regulation (EC) 396/2005, on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin, in regards to the maximum residue levels for bifenazate, daminozide and tolylfluanid in or on certain products.
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Maximum residue levels of the…

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Regulation (EU) 548/2017 (OJ:L79/1/2017) laying down a standard form for the written statement on the removal or breakage of a tachograph seal

This Regulation sets out the standard of reporting on broken or removed tachograph seal in a vehicle due to repair or modification.
Legislative background
This Regulation has been made in accordance to Regulation (EU) 165/2014, which sets out the administrative and technical requirements related to the construction, installation, use, testing and control…

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Regulation (EU) 548/2017 (OJ:L79/1/2017) laying down a standard form for the written statement on the removal or breakage of a tachograph seal

This Regulation sets out the standard of reporting on broken or removed tachograph seal in a vehicle due to repair or modification.
Legislative background
This Regulation has been made in accordance to Regulation (EU) 165/2014, which sets out the administrative and technical requirements related to the construction, installation, use, testing and control…

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Oil company fined 1.7 million after refinery explosion

The owner and operator of the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, Essar Oil UK, has been fined following an explosion at their refinery.

During the start up of the main distillation unit at the site, highly flammable hydrocarbons entered an unused furnace. Heat from a nearby furnace then triggered the explosion. The explosion caused several fires across the site.

Fortunately no one was injured in the incident, however the explosion which led to the collapse of internal structures, caused more than £20 million worth of damage.

An investigation into the incident by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the company had installed a safety critical valve incorrectly, and had failed to properly validate the operation of it. Furthermore the installation of a new safety critical trip was also found to have been inadequately assessed as the system had a bypasss line in place which defeated the operation of the trip system.

The HSE added that although it was company policy to isolate the main fuel lines to the furnace, a secondary fuel line had not been isolated during shutdown. It was this failure that allowed the hydrocarbons to enter the furnace.

Joanne Eccles, HSE principal inspector, commented: “The industry should take notice of this case; there were no injuries but mistakes were made and could have been prevented.”

Essar Oil UK pleaded guilty at Liverpool Crown Court to breaches of the Control of Major Hazards Regulations SI 1999/743 for failing to prevent a major accident. They were fined £1.65 million and ordered to pay costs of £57,645.

For more information, see the:

  • Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations SI 2015/483.
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Deregulation Act 2015 (Commencement No. 7) Order SI 2017/273

This Order applies to England only and brought the following sections of the Deregulation Act 2015 into force on 10 March 2017:

section 73, on motor racing on public roads: general;
section 74, on motor racing: road closures; and
section 75, on motor racing: consequential amendments.

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) Order SI 2017/469

This Order comes fully into force on 8 May 2017 and applies to England and Wales.
It uses powers conferred on the Secretary of State under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, in order to:

transfer the fire and rescue functions, property, rights and liabilities of the Greater Manchester…

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Water Industry Designated Codes (Appeals to the Competition and Markets Authority) Regulations SI 2017/447

These Regulations came into force on 7 April 2017 and apply to England and Wales.
They set up a right of appeal to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) against a decision by the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) to revise or not to revise a code designated for the purposes…

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) Order SI 2017/469

This Order comes fully into force on 8 May 2017 and applies to England and Wales.
It uses powers conferred on the Secretary of State under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, in order to:

transfer the fire and rescue functions, property, rights and liabilities of the Greater Manchester…

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Water Industry Designated Codes (Appeals to the Competition and Markets Authority) Regulations SI 2017/447

These Regulations came into force on 7 April 2017 and apply to England and Wales.
They set up a right of appeal to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) against a decision by the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) to revise or not to revise a code designated for the purposes…

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Deregulation Act 2015 (Commencement No. 7) Order SI 2017/273

This Order applies to England only and brought the following sections of the Deregulation Act 2015 into force on 10 March 2017:

section 73, on motor racing on public roads: general;
section 74, on motor racing: road closures; and
section 75, on motor racing: consequential amendments.

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