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.

E-Learning tools

Our first five e-learning tools are free to use, cover the essentials of each topic & provide a certificate to those who complete them.

Environmental news blog

Environmental news brought to you by NetRegs

Mobile app

NetRegs has developed a mobile app which delivers checklists which are specific to your business type.

Self-assessment tool

Check your compliance, print out or save a summary report, demonstrate environmental awareness or start a programme of environmental

Savings calculator

All organisations can save money by using resources such as water, energy and raw materials more efficiently.


This free service will provide updates on new and forthcoming legislation, new guidance and other items of interest.

BREXIT 'No Deal' Guidance

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

Whats new on NetRegs

  • EU Exit

    EU Exit updates: Northern Ireland DAERA Brexit news, Scotland SEPA Supporting Scottish businesses with EU exit

  • Waste – Duty of Care Roles and Responsibilities

    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.



  • EIA (Agriculture) Regulations for Northern Ireland

    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

  • Guidance from your environmental regulator

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  • 9 NEW GPPs (Guidance for Pollution Prevention) available now

    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

  • New guidance

    New guidance for Start-ups, charities and community projects


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