Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
The Government has decided to close the CRC energy efficiency scheme following the 2018-19 compliance year. Organisations included in the CRC energy efficiency scheme will not have to purchase allowances to cover emissions for the energy supplied from April 2019.
The administrator (the EA) will maintain the registry until the end of March 2022. No further trading in allowances will be allowed after that date.
Organisations that qualified for the current phase will report their emissions to the administrator for the last time by the end of July 2019, with a surrender of allowances for emissions from energy supplied in the 2018-19 compliance year by the end of October 2019.
The administrator will maintain an up to date list of participants in the current and previous phases of the scheme until 1 April 2025. You must inform the administrator of any change of address.
Participants in the current phase 2014-2019 must maintain records until 1 April 2025. Participants in the previous phase (2010-2014) must maintain records until 1 April 2021
You will be able to communicate with the administrator once the registry is closed about any account you once held. You will be able to access information regarding the details of your account held in the registry as of the end of March 2022.
If you surrendered surplus allowances into the cancellation account you can apply for a refund until the end of March 2025. If you held allowances in a compliance account at the end of March 2022 you can also apply for a refund until the end of March 2025.
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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