Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

What we don't cover

NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on the following topics.


Building regulations

For further guidance, contact your local council.


For further information on relevant contacts, see our conservation guidance.

Pollution prevention and control (Part A)

NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A of the pollution prevention and control (PPC) permitting regime. For further information, see our PPC permits guidance and the information produced by your environmental regulator.


NetRegs does provide an overview of the services available, and good practice, in our flooding pages.

For more information visit:

In Scotland contact Floodline on 0845 9881188.

Food safety and hygiene

Contact your local council.

Health and safety

Contact the Health and Safety Executive.

Town and country planning

For further guidance, contact your local council.

Trading Standards

Contact your local council.

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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