Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

What we don't cover

NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on the following topics.

Archaeology

Building regulations

For further guidance, contact your local council.

Conservation

For further information on relevant contacts, see our conservation guidance.

Pollution prevention and control (Part A)

NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A of the pollution prevention and control (PPC) permitting regime. For further information, see our PPC permits guidance and the information produced by your environmental regulator.

Flooding

NetRegs does provide an overview of the services available, and good practice, in our flooding pages.

For more information visit:

In Scotland contact Floodline on 0845 9881188.

Food safety and hygiene

Contact your local council.

Health and safety

Contact the Health and Safety Executive.

Town and country planning

For further guidance, contact your local council.

Trading Standards

Contact your local council.

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

  • NetRegs:- FREE, ANONYMOUS, PLAIN ENGLISH GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES

  • GPP 24 Stables, Kennels and Catteries

    NEW GPP 24 now available: Stables, Kennels and Catteries

  • 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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Permits

NIEA - Apply online

SEPA - Application forms