Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Legislation

This section highlights the key pieces of environmental legislation relevant to businesses:

  • lists of key current environmental legislation for Scotland and Northern Ireland. In most cases links are provided to full versions of the legislation on the Office for Public Sector Information (OPSI) website
  • information on key forthcoming environmental legislation including EU Directives, and consultations from the UK Government, Northern Ireland Assembly and Scottish Government

 

Northern Ireland Environmental Legislation

Lists of key pieces of Northern Irish environmental legislation, future legislation and recently added legislation.

Scotland Environmental Legislation

Lists of key pieces of Scottish environmental legislation, future legislation and recently added legislation.

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • Guidance from your environmental regulator

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  • 9 NEW GPPs (Guidance for Pollution Prevention) available now

    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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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