Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
…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
…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 controlled… read more
…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
…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
…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
…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
…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
…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 pollutants… read more
…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 Controlled… read more
…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
…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
…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
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.
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NIEA and the CEF have developed a Regulatory Position to promote Sustainable re-use of natural excavated material from Greenfield sites.
The replacements for the PPGs are being developed. Now available GPP 2 Above Ground Oil Storage
SEPA is asking for your views on the proposals for integrated authorisations.
NEW GPP 24 now available: Stables, Kennels and Catteries
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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).
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NetRegs have produced a new leaflet for Scottish businesses explaining what you must do to comply with YOUR duty of care for waste.
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