These came into force on 25.12.08.
They revoke and replace the Transfrontier Shipment of Radioactive Waste Regulations 1993. They continue to implement Council Directive 96/29/Euratom laying down basic standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionizing radiation, and implement Directive 2006/117/Euratom on the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel..
These come into force on 2.01.09.
They amend the Merchant Shipping (Reporting Requirements for Ships Carrying Dangerous or Polluting Goods) Regulations 1995 (SI 1995/2498) and the Merchant Shipping (Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements) Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/2110). The effect of the amendments is to: apply the 2004 regulations to fishing vessels and traditional ships with a length of 45 metres and above with consequential amendments to the definition of "length"; amend the 1995 regulations correspondingly so that they continue to apply only to fishing vessels and traditional ships to which the 2004 regulations do not apply; require the notification by port authorities to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency of entry into port under the 2004 regulations to be made by electronic means whenever this is practicable; and clarify when a disclosure of information under the 2004 Regulations may be lawfully made.
(3) Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Port Waste Reception Facilities) (Amendment) Regulations 2009
These draft regulations provide that harbour authorities and terminal operators in the UK are required to provide facilities for the delivery of ship generated sewage. I shall let you know when they come into force.