Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
The environmental liability regime forces businesses to take action to prevent environmental damage and to remedy any damage they cause.
The regime applies to environmental damage that occurred on or after:
Land contamination may be classed as environmental damage if it creates a significant risk of harm to human health, or has serious adverse effects on the water environment or the biodiversity of protected species or habitats. If your activities cause, or could cause, land contamination that is classed as environmental damage you will have to prevent or remediate (clean up) such damage.
For information on how the environmental liability regime applies to land, water, and protected species and habitats, see our guideline:
You may also have liabilities to clean up land contamination under other legislation. See the page in this guideline on responsibilities for land contamination
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