Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

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  My business is based in England/Wales - Where can I find guidance on environmental regulations?

Information for businesses in England and Wales is available on the GOV.UK website

GOV.UK: Environment Agency

In Wales you can find information on the Natural Resources… read more

  Pollution Prevention Guidelines (PPGs) and replacement series

…in England: Those in England seeking guidance on the topics covered by PPGs, please visit to the GOV.UK website instead. PPGs are no longer current government guidance for England. Pollution Prevention Guidelines (PPGs) are a series of documents developed by the Environment Agency for England and… read more

  Frequently asked questions

…environmental regulator My business is based in England/Wales - Where can I find guidance on environmental regulations? Information for businesses in England and Wales is available on the GOV.UK website GOV.UK: Environment Agency In Wales you can find information on the Natural Resources Wales… read more

  Fluorinated gases (F-gases)

…gases or recovery of fluorinated greenhouse gases from stationary electrical switchgear Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015/310 Apply to England, Scotland and Wales. They apply to Northern Ireland only when dealing with import and export controls and trade with any place outside the UK.… read more

  SME-nvironment Survey 2009: UK Summary

…in England were most likely to consider environmental investment `very unlikely' over the next year (45%). Figure 1.3 shows the likelihood of businesses spending money on this, by size band. Table 1.1 - Practical environmental measures implemented by businesses (Unprompted and Prompted) Englandread more

  Northern Ireland

…Agency within the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Royal Forestry Society (RFS)

RFS is an education charity promoting sound management of woods in Northern Ireland, England and Wales.

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  Pollution prevention and control permits: What do you need to do?

…you have your permit.

If you operate mobile plant that is permitted in Scotland and that you intend to operate in England, as an interim position, you will still be allowed to do this even though England operates under the environmental permitting regime.

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  PPC Permits by sector

…ash in bulk prior to further transportation in bulk Part C Part B Repainting or respraying road vehicles or parts of road vehicles using one tonne (England, Northern Ireland and Wales) or two tonnes (Scotland) or more of organic solvent in any 12-month period Part C Part B (unless already covered by… read more

  SME-nvironment Survey 2009: England Summary

…numbers. England businesses were asked, prompted and unprompted, what environmental measures they had put in place. When these two responses were combined an overall summary of the measures that the England businesses had put into place could be obtained. Over 70% of businesses in England recycle… read more

  SME-nvironment 2007: England

1SME-nvironment 2007: England www.netregs.gov.uk NetRegs SME-nvironment 2007: England The SME-nvironment 2007 survey was undertaken for NetRegs, a unique website that guides small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through their environmental obligations. The free site - www.netregs.gov.uk -… read more

  EnvAgency PPG14 R21514

…and repel water. Under no circumstances should emulsifiers or detergents be used on oil spillages. In England, the storage of oils is covered by the Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001. Highlighted text in these guidelines indicates areas that must be complied with under… read more

  SME-nvironment 2007: Scotland

…than 100 industry sectors and guidance on general environmental topics that apply to most businesses. NetRegs is run by the Environment Agency in England and Wales, the Environment and Heritage Service in Northern Ireland and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. Introduction In 2005 and 2003,… 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.


  • 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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