Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
You may require authorisation, in the form of permits, licences, consents, registrations, notifications or exemptions, in order to carry out certain types of business activity. You must comply with the conditions that are part of the authorisation. These aim to control the impact of your activities on the environment.
In most cases, you'll need to apply to either:
You will need authorisation if you:
- see the page in this guideline: Pollution prevention and control permits and waste management licences
- see the page in this guideline: Authorisations and consents for discharges
- see the page in this guideline: Trade effluent consents and agreements
- see the page in this guideline: Water abstraction and impoundment authorisations
- see the page in this guideline: Waste carrier, broker and dealer registration
- see the page in this guideline: Hazardous/special waste notification
- see the page in this guideline: Radioactive substances certificates
Types of environmental licence
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