Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
If you manufacture, supply or import certain energy-related products for sale you must ensure that your products meet the technical design requirements that apply.
The requirements depend on the type of product. Each product category is regulated by a separate European Union implementing regulation. After Brexit the UK will continue to follow the requirements of all existing EU implementing regulations. The regulations can specify:
Manufacturers are required to:
SEE the Government guidance on placing manufactured goods on the GB (Scotland England and Wales) market from 1 January 2021
For placing goods on the EU market, placing manufactured goods on the NI market from GB and placing manufactured goods on the NI market from the EU see:
You must keep supporting documentation relating to a product model you manufacture or import for at least ten years after it was last manufactured. If the enforcement authority asks to see this documentation, you must provide it within ten days.
Supporting documentation includes technical details about the product and declarations of conformity.
The National Measurement Office has been appointed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) as the market surveillance authority for the UK.
Read the detailed guidance from the National Measurement Office (NMO) on the GOV.UK website.
Guidance - Noise and vibration management: environmental permits, Guidance - Noise and vibration management: environmental permits
Environmental Plans, Principles and Governance for Northern Ireland – Synopsis of Responses, Public responses to the Discussion Document: Environmental Plans, Principles and Governance
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