Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
The best way to reduce air pollution is to avoid producing it in the first place. Start by checking your emissions and reviewing your business processes to see if you can cut down your emissions. Then take steps to control any remaining emissions.
Buy monitoring instruments that check levels of gas and fumes. You could use an environmental consultant to do this.
If you have a pollution prevention and control permit, waste management licence or a waste exemption, you must comply with all of its conditions.
See our guideline: Environmental permits and licences - an overview.
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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