Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

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  Noise, odour and other nuisances

…abandoned shopping trolleys. Control of Pollution Act 1974 Part III (as amended)Sets out district council's duty to inspect and exercise powers concerning noise abatement zones, and the process for dealing with excess noise and noise from construction sites. Pollution Control and Local Government… read more

  Pollution prevention and control (PPC) including IPC

Control of Pollution Act 1974 40 Part III Sets out local authorities' duty to inspect and exercise powers concerning noise abatement zones, and the process for dealing with excess noise and noise from construction sites. Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989 c.14 Requires carriers of controlledread more

  Waste

…Covers several environmental issues, including pollution prevention control, assessment and management of air quality, and designation of areas of special scientific interest (ASSIs). Environmental Better Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 The Act is a key element of the Department’s Regulatory… read more

  Preventing water pollution

…Services (Scotland) Act 2003. Establishes public authorities' power and duty to protect the water environment, regulate potential polluting activities and manage river basins. Water Environment (Diffuse Pollution) (Scotland) Regulations SSI 2008/54. Controls diffuse pollution from fertiliser,… read more

  Preventing air pollution

…Environmental Protection UK: Air pollution sources Defra: Air quality Scottish Government: Pollutant information Find your local council Burning waste controls Burning waste is usually an environmentally poor option because of the risk of air pollution and the loss of potential resources.… read more

  Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and other invasive weeds

…perpetrators of wildlife crime. Non-native and invasive plants Scotland legislation Weeds Act 1959. Provides a power for Ministers to serve orders requiring the control of injurious weeds. Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Bans certain methods of killing or taking wild animals, including birds, and… read more

  Water

…in Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption. Industrial Pollution Control (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 SI 2777 (including updates to 2004) Sets out which polluting industrial processes and substances require authorisations, how to transfer or vary an authorisation,… read more

  Trade effluent – Managing liquid wastes

pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit, Waste Management Licence (WML) or the Radioactive Substances Act from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). If you have an authorisation (including consent, licence or PPC permit) it will specify the maximum concentrations of pollutantsread more

  More air topics

pollutants in refrigeration equipment If you discharge any effluent from your refrigerators to surface waters or groundwater you must obtain: * a discharge consent, groundwater authorisation or pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit in Northern Ireland * an authorisation under the Controlledread more

  Pesticides and biocides

…market. Controls the approval and placing on the market of plant protection products. Food and Environment Protection Act 1985. Provides the legal framework for controlling pesticides. Medicines Act 1968. Sets out the licences and certificates required for medicinal products. Pesticides Act 1998.… read more

  PPC

…food waste to collect and transport such waste separately from other waste. Industrial Pollution Control (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 SI 2777 (including updates to 2004) Sets out which polluting industrial processes and substances require authorisations, how to transfer or vary an authorisation,… read more

  Air

…cable burning, and pollution of the atmosphere and water. Other aspects have been revoked. Pollution Prevention Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 SR 160 Transpose Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control (Recast)).The… read more

Whats new on NetRegs

  • Waste – Duty of Care Roles and Responsibilities

    The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.

    https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/waste-duty-care-responsibilities

  • Please let us know your thoughts on our new website

    What do you think about our new and improved website. We want your feedback on what you like, what you don’t like and ways we can continue to improve the website. Follow the link to complete the very short survey: NetRegs website – User feedback

  • NEW guidance on Environmental Management Systems

    We have recently updated and improved our guidance on Environmental Management Systems (EMS). You can find the guidance via the Environmental Topics tab or alternatively select the following link Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

  • Consultation on proposed changes to the packaging recycling business targets

    See NI Future legislation or Scotland Future legislation for details of the Consultation

  • NetRegs SMEnvironment survey 2016

    NetRegs has carried out a survey of environmental awareness among SMEs. There are separate reports for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • NIEA Guidance - Greenfield Excavated Matrials in Construction

    NIEA and the CEF have developed a Regulatory Position to promote Sustainable re-use of natural excavated material from Greenfield sites.

    NIEA: Guidance on the Regulation of Greenfield Excavated Materials in Construction and Development

  • New GPP 2 Above Ground Oil Storage

    The replacements for the PPGs are being developed. Now available GPP 2 Above Ground Oil Storage

  • SEPA Consultation on an Intergated Authorisation Framework

    SEPA is asking for your views on the proposals for integrated authorisations.

    Consultation documents

  • GPP 24 Stables, Kennels and Catteries

    NEW GPP 24 now available: Stables, Kennels and Catteries

  • ENDS Award Shortlist

    NetRegs has been nominated for 3 ENDS Awards with the result being revealed on the 4th of May.

  • NetRegs wins an ENDS Environmental Impact Award

    Knowledge development category winners, see the END Awards

  • EIA (Agriculture) Regulations for Northern Ireland

    Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

    Read more on the DAERA website

  • Download our NEW leaflet today: Duty of Care for waste

    NetRegs have produced a new leaflet for Scottish businesses explaining what you must do to comply with YOUR duty of care for waste.

    Duty of Care for waste (Scotland) leaflet (PDF - 775KB)

     

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