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  Guidance for Pollution Prevention (GPPs) - Full list

PPG 21: Pollution incident response planning (March 2009) PPG 22: Incident response - dealing with spills For incident response - dealing with spills. PPG 22: Incident response - dealing with spills (April 2011) PPG 23: Maintenance of structures PPG 23 Maintenance of structures replaced by PPG 5,… read more

  Appendix 4

…all information sources were as easy to use quick link to PPG documents i.e. to list of them with click link to access document rather than searching which often lists a whole range of documents and it is difficult to find the actual PPG amonst the search resutls A better search function, which… read more

  Oil storage

…Pollution prevention guidelines PPG 2: Above ground oil storage tanks PPG 21: Pollution incident response planning PPG 26 Safe storage - drums and intermediate bulk containers PPG 27 Installation, decommissioning and removal of underground storage tanks PPG 8: Safe storage and disposal of used… read more

  PPG 28: Controlled burn

For using controlled burns as part of a fire fighting strategy to prevent or reduce damage to the environment.

PPG 28 Controlled burn (July 2007)


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  PPG 23: Maintenance of structures

PPG 23 Maintenance of structures replaced by PPG 5, Works and maintenance in or near water.

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  Env.Agency PPG19 Eng. R14428

These notes are intended to assist all who are involved in the management and maintenance of garages and similar vehicle servicing operations. Compliance with these guidelines should minimise the risk of pollution occurring. They have been produced by the Environment Agency for England & Wales,… read more

  Bunds at construction sites

…href="/environmental-topics/pollution-prevention-guidelines-ppgs-and-replacement-series/guidance-for-pollution-prevention-gpps-full-list/">PPG 2 Above ground oil storage tanks (Adobe PDF - 276KB)

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  Env.Agency PPG17_Eng.

These guidelines have been drawn up to assist all who design and operate dairies and other milk and milk product handling operations in the avoidance of water pollution and the minimisation of waste. They should be read with the Agencies' general guidance on preventing pollution on industrial sites… read more

  More water topics (A - O)

…the disposal of contaminated rainwater * any maintenance work undertaken on the bund. Further information Oil storage PPG 2 Above ground oil storage tanks (Adobe PDF - 276KB) PPG 21 Pollution incident response planning (Adobe PDF – 318KB) Chemical effluent treatment plant This guidance is relevant… read more

  More waste treatment processes (P- W)

…containment systems or bunds to contain any spills or contaminated run-off from plastics. Pollution Prevention Guideline (PPG) 2 contains guidance on bunding and storage. PPG 2 Above ground oil storage tanks (Adobe PDF - 276KB) Discharges In Northern Ireland you must have a discharge consent,… read more

  More storage handling & transport of waste

…that can hold liquid waste if your containers leak or break. For further information on bunds and storage, see Pollution Prevention Guideline (PPG) 2. PPG 2 Above ground oil storage tanks (Adobe PDF - 276KB) Be prepared to clean up any spills Keep spill kits and have spill response procedures in… read more

  Chemical storage

…when they are not in use. Further information PPG 1 General guide to the prevention of pollution (Adobe PDF – 95.8KB) PPG 2 Above ground oil storage tanks (Adobe PDF - 276KB) PPG 26 Drums and intermediate bulk containers (IBC) (Adobe PDF - 351KB) PPG 27 Installation, decommissioning and removal of… read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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