Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
This guide gives an overview of what environmental damage is and how the Environmental Liability Regulations could affect you. It covers what action can be taken if you fail to remove a risk of environmental damage, or actually cause environmental damage.
You should also read the guide to pollution incidents and incident response planning.
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Guidance on preventing environmental damage when your activities cause an imminent threat of environmental damage.
Information on the legislation around preventing and dealing with pollution incidents
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.
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
The NetRegs team at SEPA, in partnership with The Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs. More are coming! Check the available topics
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