Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
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Always clean up spills immediately.
Deliberate acts of vandalism such as damaging plant and equipment or fuel storage tanks can be costly in both financial and environmental terms. Your business is responsible for all fuel, oil and chemicals that are present on your site. You can be prosecuted for a pollution incident that originated on your site even if it was caused by vandalism, particularly if the incident was foreseeable or avoidable.
In a spill can't be contained immediately and there is a risk of pollution to land or water call the UK wide pollution hotline on 0800 80 70 60
See our guideline: Pollution incident response planning
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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