Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
There are codes of practice to help farmers protect their land and the environment from pollution. The codes are not law. However, whether you comply with the codes may be taken into account in any legal proceedings following a pollution incident.
Complying with the codes could greatly help your business
The 'DOs and DON'Ts' guide is an abbreviated version of the PEPFAA Code.
You can obtain a free printed copy of the PEPFAA Code and the 'DOs and DON'Ts Guide' from your local Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate (SGRPID) area office.
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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