S.I. No. 9/2017 – Sea-Fisheries (Quotas) (Deep-Sea Stocks) Regulations 2017
These Regulations give effect to the provisions of Council Regulation (EU) 2016/2285 of 12 December 2016 fixing for 2017 and 2018 the annual fishing opportunities available to Community fishing vessels for stocks of deep-sea species in Community waters and in certain non-Community waters where catch limitations are required, and the specific conditions under which such fishing opportunities may be used.
  • Fisheries
  • 2017
  • S.I. No. 9/2017
S.I. No. 44/2017 – European Union (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

These Regulations amend the European Union (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2012 ( S.I. No. 513 of 2012 ) in order to give effect to the provisions of the following Commission Delegated Directives:

a) Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2015 amending, for the purposes of adapting to technical progress, Annex II to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the list of restricted substances;

b) Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2016/585 of 12 February 2016 amending, for the purposes of adapting to technical progress, Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in spare parts recovered from and used for the repair or refurbishment of medical devices or electron microscopes;

c) Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2016/1029 of 19 April 2016 amending, for the purposes of adapting to technical progress, Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for cadmium anodes in Hersch cells for certain oxygen sensors used in industrial monitoring and control instruments;

d) Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2016/1028 of 19 April 2016 amending, for the purposes of adapting to technical progress, Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead in solders of electrical connections to temperature measurement sensors in certain devices.

  • WEEE
  • 2017
  • S.I. No. 44/2017
S.I. No. 48/2017 – Sea Pollution (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

These Regulations amend the Sea Pollution (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) Regulations 2010 ( S.I. No. 313 of 2010 ) which give effect to the 2008 revision of Annex VI, the original version of which was added by the 1997 Protocol to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), which is an instrument of the International Maritime Organization.

The purpose of these Regulations is to give effect to Resolution MEPC.251(66) adopted on 4 April 2014 by the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization.

Resolution MEPC.251(66) provides, inter alia, for the following amendments to MARPOL Annex VI:

— an amended method of application of emission control areas designated for NOX Tier III control;
— an exemption from NOX Tier III emission control for ships constructed before 1 January 2021 of less than 500 GT with a length of 24m or over, when such ships are specifically designed, and used solely, for recreational purposes;
— a provision which exempts from the application of Chapter 4, ships not propelled by mechanical means, and platforms including FPSO’s and FSU’s and drilling rigs, regardless of their propulsion;
— an amendment to the application of MARPOL Annex VI regulations 20 and 21 so that they shall not apply to ships which have non-conventional propulsion, except that regulations 20 and 21 shall apply to cruise passenger ships having non-conventional propulsion and LNG carriers having conventional or non-conventional propulsion, delivered on or after 1 September 2019, as defined in MARPOL Annex VI regulation 2.43. MARPOL Annex VI regulations 20 and 21 shall not apply to cargo ships having ice-breaking capability; and
— the scope of application of the required EEDI expanded to include further ship-types built on or after 1 September 2019, as defined in MARPOL Annex VI regulation 2, e.g., ro-ro passenger ships.

  • Marine
  • 2017
  • S.I. No. 48/2017
S.I. No. 50/2017 – Sea-Fisheries (Conservation and Rational Exploitation of Deep-Sea Species) Regulations 2017

This instrument implements Regulation (EU) 2016/2336 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 December 2016 establishing specific conditions for fishing for deep-sea stocks in the North East Atlantic and provisions for fishing in international waters of the north-east Atlantic and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 2347/2002.

  • Fisheries
  • 2017
  • S.I. No. 50/2017
S.I. No. 51/2017 – Sea-Fisheries (North Western Waters Landing Obligation) Regulations 2017

This instrument implements the Landing Obligation contained in Article 15 of the Common Fisheries Policy Regulation 1380/2013 in respect of Demersal Fisheries in North Western Waters which is given effect by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2375 of 12 October 2016. These regulations cease to have effect on 31 December 2018.

  • Fisheries
  • 2017
  • S.I. No. 51/2017
S.I. No. 52/2017 – Sea-Fisheries (Quotas) Regulations 2017

These Regulations have the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of Council Regulation 2017/127 of 20 January 2017 fixing for 2017 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters.

  • Fisheries
  • 2017
  • S.I. No. 52/2017
S.I. No. 78/2017 – Sea-Fisheries (Community Control System) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

These Regulations provide for the designation of Renard Pier for landings of Hake greater than 2 tonnes in accordance with Article 9 of Council Regulation (EC) No 811/2004 of 21 April 2004 establishing measures for the recovery of the Northern Hake Stock

  • Fisheries
  • 2017
  • S.I. No. 78/2017
S.I. No. 118/2017 – Water Services Act 2014 (Extension of Suspension of Domestic Water Charges) Order 2017

This Order provides for the extension of the suspension of domestic water charges for a period of four months to 31 July 2017, pursuant to a request from the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services under Section 3 (1A)(b) of the Water Services Act 2014 (as inserted by Section 2 of the Water Services (Amendment) Act 2016 ) for an extension of time in order for it to complete its deliberations and report to the Oireachtas and for the Government to consider its recommendations.

  • Water
  • 2017
  • S.I. No. 118/2017