Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
…to check any cleared areas regularly for regrowth. You can spray any regrowth with herbicide.
To clear ground contaminated with Himalayan balsam, you may need to remove soil up to 6 metres from the parent plant and to a depth of 0.5 metres. You should not… read more
…remains toxic after the plant has been cut down. Do not leave cut stems where they could harm people or livestock.
Pulling up Himalayan balsam within four weeks of the first flowers being seen is the most effective method of control. Do not cut the plants before they… read more
…for several years before they develop. Identifying Himalayan balsam Himalayan balsam is often found on river banks, growing up to 2 metres in height. Each plant lasts for one year and dies at the end of the growing season. Himalayan balsam: * has reddish coloured stems * has dark green, lance-shaped… read more
…conservation What you must do Invasive weeds on construction sites Check your building area for evidence of Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed and Himalayan Balsam. If you spread these plants, you could be committing an offence. Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and other invasive weeds Removing trees… read more
…sunlight, resulting in painful blisters which appear up to two days after contact and may reoccur for several years.
Himalayan balsam plants can produce around 2,500 seeds each year. The seedpods open in such a way that the seeds are thrown up to 7 metres… read more
Check your building area for evidence of Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed and Himalayan Balsam. If you spread these plants, you could be committing an offence.
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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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).
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).
Read more on the DAERA website
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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