Environment calendar - monthly update - March 2005

United Kingdom

Attached is a link to our updated environment calendar.

The calendar covers key dates for proposed and existing legislation and policy relating to major environment issues in the EU and England.

The calendar sets out the next major stage for proposed legislation and the enforcement dates for current legislation, as well as closing dates for major consultation papers relating to the EU and England.

In particular, it will provide a useful tool for environment managers tracking new legislation for the purpose of implementing of administering an environment management system such as ISO 14001or EMAS. It will also be helpful for those in environment technologies industries seeking new opportunities by highlighting coming legislation.

Key developments this month:

There are a number of key dates in March relating to waste management:

  • The End-of-Life Vehicles (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2005 are now in force (3 March 2005).
  • Closing dates for responses to consultations on the Landfill (England and Wales) Regulations (7 March), the Waste Framework Directive (18 March) and the Waste Management (England and Wales) Regulations (18 March).
  • Under The Waste Incineration Regulations 2002, all WIC incineration plants must apply for a permit by 31 March in order to continue operations.

The calendar is updated monthly and a reminder sent out each month with a link to the updated calendar.