Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

About NetRegs

NetRegs is a partnership between the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) in Northern Ireland and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in Scotland.

We provide free environmental guidance for small and medium-sized businesses throughout Northern Ireland and Scotland. We update our website regularly, and are always looking for ways to improve the presentation and usability of the content. We are always pleased to receive feedback.

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NetRegs provides free environmental guidance for small and medium-sized businesses throughout Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Frequently asked questions

A series of frequently asked questions and answers on environmental guidance throughout Northern Ireland and Scotland

What we don't cover

A list of topics that NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on.

Terms and conditions

We seeks to ensure that the information published on our website is up to date and accurate but does not constitute legal or professional advice.

Business Advisory Group and Stakeholder Contributions

Stakeholder feedback and advice to NetRegs.


We conduct surveys to assess environmental behaviour among small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.


A hierarchical diagram of the pages on our website, helping you navigate the sites by showing the entire structure.

BREXIT 'No Deal' Guidance

Guidance documents on the impact of a 'No Deal' BREXIT.

Environmental News Blog

  • A day with Hydrology, SEPA's hydrometry unit is responsible for around 400 gauging stations and 350 rainfall monitoring sites. River gauging stations are important as they allow river levels to be monitored so flood events can be predicted and flood warnings sent out.

  • Brewing and Distilling Technical Drop-in Day: Waste, Water, Energy, Brewing and Distilling is booming due to high demand for quality Scottish beers and spirits. All this growth is also leading to a boom in food waste, energy and water use.

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