Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Aims to reduce emissions and energy use in existing non-domestic buildings.
It introduces a requirement for owners of non-domestic buildings (those over 1,000 m² in area) to undertake an assessment of the greenhouse gas emissions and energy performance of their building if they intend to sell or lease the property.
This will identify improvement targets for the building.
The building owner must then produce a plan that will achieve these targets. Improvement must be completed within 42 months of the sale or lease of the building.
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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We have recently updated and improved our guidance on Environmental Management Systems (EMS). You can find the guidance via the Environmental Topics tab or alternatively select the following link Environmental Management Systems (EMS).
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).
Read more on the DAERA website
NetRegs have produced a new leaflet for Scottish businesses explaining what you must do to comply with YOUR duty of care for waste.
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