Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Mining and quarrying

Mining and quarrying guidance

This guidance is for mining, quarrying and other extractive industries that recover or extract:

  • metal ores
  • stone, gravel and sand
  • earth and clay
  • coal and lignite
  • semi-precious stones
  • peat
  • mineral salts and fertilisers
  • onshore oil and gas extraction.
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon reduction and efficiency
  • Emergency response
  • Environmental management
  • Land
  • Materials and equipment
  • Nuisances
  • Permits and licences
  • Trade associations and BSOs
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Water

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