Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Dust can come from a range of sources on-site, including:
Your local council can take action against you if your activities create levels of dust that cause, or have the potential to cause, damage to property or disturbance to the surrounding community. Your local council environmental health department can:
You should take measures to reduce the risk of dust causing a nuisance to the local community.
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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