Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Make sure that you know the locations of all existing foul and surface water drains and sewers, and where they lead. If possible get a drainage plan of the site where you are working.
When connecting a discharge to a drain or sewer, always check that you are connecting to the correct system.
Never make any discharge to a drain without prior authorisation.
Materials for recycling, such as copper piping are likely to be waste and, if so, will be subject to the requirements of the waste management and duty of care regimes.
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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