Whilst there is no requirement to implement this regulation, which came into force on 21 April 2021, in Great Britain, there are some legislative changes that the Government have made in order to enable ongoing trade with the EU as a Third Country. This includes the requirement that all terrestrial diseases listed under the EU Animal Health Regulation are notifiable in third countries exporting live animals to the EU.
Please note that the guidance listed applies to England. However, and where appropriate, there are links to the controls applying to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in these different sets of guidance documents.
The purpose of this Regulation is to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment as well as the free movement of substances, mixtures and articles within scope of the controls.
The Environmental Permitting Regulations (England and Wales) were amended in 2018 to implement the requirements of the ‘Medium Combustion Plant’ (MCP) Directive and additional controls on ‘Specified Generators’.