Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
The Environmental Liability Regulations force businesses to take action to prevent environmental damage and to remedy any damage they cause. They apply to any environmental damage that occurred from:
Biodiversity damage is classed as environmental damage if it causes:
You do not have to be at fault to be liable for environmental damage.
In Northern Ireland you are also liable for environmental damage to protected species and habitats if you intended to cause damage or were negligent. This applies to damage to ASSIs.
For more information on environmental damage, including to land and water, see our guideline: Environmental damage
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