The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2021

CitationSI 2021/422
JurisdictionUK Non-devolved

2021No. 422

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Sift requirements satisfied25thMarch2021

Made29thMarch2021

Laid before Parliament30thMarch2021

Coming into force4thMay2021

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 8(1) of, and paragraph 21 of Schedule 7 to, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018( 1).

The requirements of paragraph 3(2) of Schedule 7 to that Act (relating to the appropriate Parliamentary procedure for these Regulations) have been satisfied.

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2021.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 4th May 2021.

(3) These Regulations extend to England and Wales and Scotland.

Amendment of the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012

2. In the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012( 2), in Schedule A1, for “Cadmium (0.1%)” substitute “Cadmium (0.01%)”.

29th March 2021

Rebecca Pow

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations are made in exercise of the powers conferred by section 8(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16)(“the 2018 Act”) in order to address a failure of retained EU law to operate effectively and a deficiency (in particular under section 8(2)(ea) of the 2018 Act) arising from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Regulation 2 corrects an error in Schedule A1 to the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 ( S.I. 2012/3032). Schedule A1 was inserted by the Hazardous Substances and Packaging (Legislative Functions and Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 ( S.I. 2020/1647). It contains a list of substances which are restricted in electrical and electronic equipment (“EEE”), together with maximum concentration values by weight of those substances in homogeneous materials which may be contained in EEE placed on the market. These maintain the restrictions and maximum concentration values set...

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