Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Provide a self-contained set of procedures relating to display of advertisements in Northern Ireland
This page provides links to the full text of key pieces of Noise and Nuisance environmental legislation that may affect your business in Northern Ireland. The websites hosting the legislation may list amendments separately.
Recently added legislation can be found at the foot of the page.
If you are setting up an environmental management system (EMS) for your business, you can use this list to start compiling your legal register. Your legal adviser or environmental consultant will be able to tell you if other environmental legislation applies to your specific business.
Sets out the rules on nuisance which could lead to an anti-social behaviour order.
Contains measures to improve the quality of the local environment by giving district councils additional powers to deal with litter, fly-posting and graffiti, dogs, noise, statutory nuisance, nuisance alleyways, abandoned vehicles and shopping trolleys.
Approves four British Standards Institution codes of practice for appropriate methods of minimising noise and vibration from construction and open sites in Northern Ireland.
Establishes maximum noise levels for equipment used outdoors, mainly in construction and land maintenance, such as generators, lawn mowers, compaction machines and concrete breakers.
Amends 2001/1701 to clarify that the regulations apply to the sound power level of equipment.
Amends 2001/1701 to set out the sound power limits for various categories of equipment.
This amends the 2001 regulations with respect to the provision of data and the enforcement of the regulations.
Regulates waste on land, abandoned vehicles, noise nuisance, noise abatement zones, sulphur content of oil fuel used in furnaces and engines, cable burning, and pollution of the atmosphere and water. Other aspects have been revoked.
Amends SI 1986/1078 by adding regulations which require that tyres fitted to certain vehicles are marked with an S mark to show that they comply with the noise emission requirements of Directive 92/23/EEC as amended by Directive 2001/43/EC.
Provides grounds and procedure for appealing an abatement notice served under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (NI) 2011
Prescribe the land forming part of an agricultural unit in respect of which payments are made under any of the land management schemes are excluded from the provisions in relation to statutory nuisances regarding insects.
Designates which sports can use the defence of best practice for artificial light nuisance, such as floodlighting, at outdoor sports facilities in Northern Ireland.
Prescribe the ranges within which the amounts of certain fixed penalties that are capable of being specified by a district council are required to fall. Also prescribe the minimum amount of fixed penalty that a district council may treat as full payment of a fixed penalty.
Planning (Control of Advertisement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 SR.66 Provide a self-contained set of procedures relating to display of advertisements in Northern Ireland.
A new framework for tackling waste has been unveiled by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), focussing on how SEPA will support a circular economy in Scotland.
One Planet Prosperity – A Waste to Resources Framework
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.
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NIEA and the CEF have developed a Regulatory Position to promote Sustainable re-use of natural excavated material from Greenfield sites.
The replacements for the PPGs are being developed. Now available GPP 2 Above Ground Oil Storage
SEPA is asking for your views on the proposals for integrated authorisations.
NEW GPP 24 now available: Stables, Kennels and Catteries
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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).
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