Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Revokes and replaces the Water Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 and makes provision for discharge consents. Enables DAERA to set water quality objectives and prevent pollution from anti-pollution works.
Revokes and replaces the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) Regulations 2003. They transpose the Water Framework Directive. The Regulations will continue to provide for the monitoring, assessment and improvement of the condition of water bodies in order to meet the objectives of the Water Framework Directive.
Replaces CAR 2005/348 (as amended). Increases the transparency and efficiency of processing applications for water use licences, and increases flexibility to deal with emergencies with imminent risks of serious harm to people, property or the environment.
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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