Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

About NetRegs

NetRegs is a partnership between the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) in Northern Ireland and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in Scotland.

We provide free environmental guidance for small and medium-sized businesses throughout Northern Ireland and Scotland. We update our website regularly, and are always looking for ways to improve the presentation and usability of the content. We are always pleased to receive feedback.

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NetRegs provides free environmental guidance for small and medium-sized businesses throughout Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Frequently asked questions

A series of frequently asked questions and answers on environmental guidance throughout Northern Ireland and Scotland

Mobile app

NetRegs has developed a mobile app which delivers checklists which are specific to your business type.

E-Learning tools

Our first five e-learning tools are free to use, cover the essentials of each topic & provide a certificate to those who complete them.

Self-assessment tool

Check your compliance, print out or save a summary report, demonstrate environmental awareness or start a programme of environmental

Surveys

We conduct surveys to assess environmental behaviour among small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.

Updates

This free service will provide updates on new and forthcoming legislation, new guidance and other items of interest.

What we don't cover

A list of topics that NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on.

Terms and conditions

We seeks to ensure that the information published on our website is up to date and accurate but does not constitute legal or professional advice.

Savings calculator

All organisations can save money by using resources such as water, energy and raw materials more efficiently.

Sitemap

A hierarchical diagram of the pages on our website, helping you navigate the sites by showing the entire structure.

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:- FREE, ANONYMOUS, PLAIN ENGLISH GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES

  • 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 winner

    NetRegs; Winner of a prestigious ENDS award 2017

    Knowledge development category winner, see the ENDS Awards

  • 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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