Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Slurry and manure are likely to release ammonia when they come into contact with air. Emissions of ammonia can:
The UK is required to reduce its ammonia emissions to meet air quality standards.
There are many ways to reduce emissions of ammonia from slurry and manure handling, including:
The codes of good agricultural practice provide more information on how you can reduce ammonia emissions.
The NIEA has produced a leaflet about the problems caused by ammonia emissions and what can be done to reduce them.
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.
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
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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
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